Monthly Archives: February 2012

There’s a Younger Hand on the Granny Cart (The New York Times)

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February 29, 2012

You know you’ve eyed them in the supermarket and wondered if you could actually steer one around….this fun read offers a fresh perspective on what traditionally has been called the ‘granny cart.” http://www.nytimes.com/2012/02/22/dining/too-old-to-use-a-stroller-for-groceries-too-young-to-retire.html Return Home
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Together apart: Commuter marriages on the rise (USA Today)

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February 29, 2012

More than 3.5 million couples in the United States are living apart. An interesting trend to note. http://yourlife.usatoday.com/sex-relationships/story/2012-02-20/Together-apart-Commuter-marriages-on-the-rise/53170648/1 Return Home
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A Visit to the Sex Shop

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February 28, 2012
good vibrations

“My husband always wants to have sex. I never do.” Let’s face it, women over 50 are revisiting their relationship with sex.
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50th Birthday — Some Great Ideas

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February 28, 2012
50th Birthday Celebrations

Your 50th is a milestone worth celebrating, meaning the “gift pressure” is on.
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Showing Up

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February 28, 2012
Felice Shapiro - Showing Up

Our excuses for having to cancel have taken on a new tone now that we are BA50’s and they can be intense.
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Anxiety After Divorce

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February 28, 2012
anxiety after divorce

As soon as I felt that I could deal with the consequences of the end of my marriage, I weened myself off the drug
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Juicing Part Two

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February 28, 2012
juicing it up

Thinking you might try a juice cleanse but still not sure?
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Mother Puckers

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February 28, 2012
Mother Puckers Team

Just don’t call them soccer moms.
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Alcoholic-Related Dementia

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February 28, 2012
dimentia and drinking

Although my mother is sober now, it seems that her on-and-off-again loss of memory is a result of a period of heavy drinking within the past ten years.
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SNL: I’m 50-years old (YouTube)

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February 28, 2012

A fun spoof from Molly Shannon on turning 50. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aiehDcVZ-vA&feature=related Return Home
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‘She wanted one more story’: Mother of veteran war reporter Marie Colvin said her daughter was due to leave Syria on SAME DAY she was killed in rocket attack (The Mail)

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February 27, 2012

An ode to 55-year-old journalist Marie Colvin, who died in a rocket attack in Syria, a true BA50 hero. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2104711/Marie-Colvin-Sunday-Times-reporter-leave-Syria-day-died-says-mother.html#ixzz1nUzCzhNg Return Home
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“What you are is what you have been. What you’ll be is what you do now.” – Buddha Return Home
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If your parents have financial problems, get the full picture before diving in to help (The Washington Post)

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February 27, 2012

How well do you know your parents’ financial situation?  Reading this reader’s letter definitely hits close to home. http://www.washingtonpost.com/business/economy/if-your-parents-have-financial-problems-get-the-full-picture-before-diving-in-to-help/2012/02/21/gIQA1Rp1RR_story.html?tid=sm_twitter_washingtonpost Return Home
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Shit BA50s Say

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February 24, 2012
Shit BA50s Say

In response to all of the videos circulating the web, the women at Better After 50 figured that it was time that someone made a video for those of us 50+
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What I Know About Love Now That I’m In My 60s (HuffPost)

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February 24, 2012

Marriages need tending in order to work. Here, wisdom, from someone who has figured a few things out about sharing your life with someone. http://www.huffingtonpost.com/ann-brenoff/what-i-know-about-love-no_b_1269292.html?ref=fifty&ir=Fifty Return Home
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Look Five Pounds Thinner (From a Bra) (YouBeauty)

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February 24, 2012

We’re old enough to know this – a good bra makes a big difference – yet we definitely tend to forget (or get “wed” to our old bras). But look five pounds thinner? Hellooooo!!!! http://www.youbeauty.com/body-fitness/look-five-pounds-thinner Return Home
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These Four Things Happen Right Before a Heart Attack (Newsmax)

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February 23, 2012

Heart attacks are the silent killer among women. We need to read this and be aware. http://www.newsmax.com/Newsfront/silent-heart-attack-symptoms/2011/09/23/id/412086 Return Home
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Financial Tips for Empty-Nest Boomers (FoxBusiness)

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February 23, 2012

Solid money advice we all need to know. http://www.foxbusiness.com/personal-finance/2012/02/09/financial-tips-for-empty-nest-boomers/ Return Home
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How to dress with style for the older woman with Caryn Franklin (YouTube)

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February 22, 2012

Wondering if the stuff in your closet is still appropriate post 50? This video offers solid advice. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yvELT-a00n4&feature=related Return Home
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20 Most Beautiful Women Over 50 (YouTube)

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February 22, 2012

Gorgeous to watch. We BA50s rock in “old age!” http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kUECWLjPeSQ Return Home
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