Monthly Archives: December 2011

Meryl Streep covers Vogue for the first time (The Daily News)

By
0
December 30, 2011

I have a “girl crush” on Meryl Streep. It’s not just her accents that attract me, but the way she has maintained a long-term marriage, a high profile career, and motherhood. Proving she’s got chops – not only in the acting department but in the “aging gracefully” department — she’s  on the cover of the January
Read More »

“The key to successful aging is to pay as little attention to it as possible.  ~Judith Regan Return Home
Read More »

50th Birthday Present Ideas for Women (ehow)

By
0
December 29, 2011

http://www.ehow.com/way_5233184_50th-birthday-present-ideas-women.html Some ideas for the friends in your life…though we like the cheekier ideas at A Pillow That Prevents Wrinkles? Bring On The ZZZs by Total Beauty (http://www.blogher.com/member/beautyblogger) Return Home
Read More »

Tiger Mothers and Me

By
2
December 29, 2011
Nancy Doyle Palmer

The intense mommy buzz created by Amy Chua's book Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother is causing a flare-up of my own parental PTSD -- our three girls are all in their 20s now and it's been years since I worried about a playgroup...
Read More »

What a Difference a Year Makes

By
1
December 29, 2011
what a difference a year makes

What the heck happened in my life for the entire 12 months of 2011. Without checking my calendar, I can’t remember a thing that happened in March… or May. It’s like reviewing the ‘80s where whole years happened, hundreds of days......
Read More »

“The thing that is really hard, and really amazing, is giving up on being perfect and beginning the work of becoming yourself. “ ~Anna Quindlen Return Home
Read More »

Great Things About Women Over 50 (WebMD)

By
0
December 28, 2011

http://women.webmd.com/features/50-great-things-about-women-over-50 Need an upper? Read why women love their age from this WebMD feature including why – post 50 – we’re freeer, more self-assured, have more fun, are wiser and sexier. Of course we at BA50 are in total agreement, especially with one of the last lines which claims we are just getting started.
Read More »

“We are always the same age inside.” ~Gertrude Stein Return Home
Read More »

Marrying George Clooney

By
0
December 27, 2011
gc1

Please raise your hand if you have ever had a fantasy of marrying George Clooney.
Read More »

My Birthday – Making Conscious Memories

By
0
December 27, 2011
skiing

While I no longer can recall the gifts I ’ve been given from year to year, I always remember the experiences. So, when I turned 50, I invited a group of girlfriends and my sisters for a weekend in the country
Read More »

20 Ways to Love Your Body (Operation Beautiful)

By
0
December 27, 2011

http://operationbeautiful.com/release-form/20-ways-to-love-your-body/ It’s the holidays which means I’m trying not to overindulge and eat (and drink!) sensibly –as the old metabolism doesn’t work the way it used to. Which is why I found this list so inspiring. Though it was posted a while ago, it continues to ring true. Check it out and tell us
Read More »

“Middle age is when a narrow waist and a broad mind begin to change places.“ – Author Unknown Return Home
Read More »

Our New Music Column: Val’s List

By
0
December 26, 2011
val

A big loud baby boomer drum roll to www.Valslist.com, our new music column.
Read More »

The Holidays with Teens

By
0
December 26, 2011
gratitude

This is the week that defines the holidays for us. It’s a time to celebrate life with children, who are more adult than anything else. It’s my time to dive into each of them and to re-establish contact in a new and meaningful way. Let’s face it, they aren’t the same people
Read More »

“We turn not older with years, but newer every day.”  ~Emily Dickinson Return Home
Read More »

“I’ve learned that you can tell a lot about a person by the way (s)he handles these three things: a rainy day, lost luggage, and tangled Christmas tree lights.” ― Maya Angelou Return Home
Read More »

“It’s sad to grow old, but nice to ripen.”  ~Brigitte Bardot Return Home
Read More »

13 Little Luxuries We Deserve Now That We’re Over 50

By
0
December 22, 2011

Indulge in some of life’s well-earned treats (AARP) http://www.aarp.org/personal-growth/life-long-learning/info-11-2011/things-you-deserve-when-youre-over-50.html We’ve worked hard. We deserve manicures, facials, fabulous teeth as well as catered holidays. Agree? If so, read on in this story by renowned author Jacquelyn Mitchard. Return Home
Read More »

Memory Fitness (Part Two)

By
0
December 22, 2011
memory

Dr. Jane answers BA50’s questions about what we CAN DO to sharpen up our memory.
Read More »

Where’s MY Menopause?

By
1
December 22, 2011
where is my menopause

Okay, I'm 52-years-old. And it seems as if everywhere I look, there are articles and books and commercials about menopause. I'm starting to feel left out!
Read More »

Add the BA50 Badge to Your Site!

Copy and paste this onto your blog or website to link back to BA50!

Like Us on Facebook

Follow BA50 on Twitter

Click Here to tell us what you are reading that you LOVE!


Better After 50 can be seen on: