Felice and Susan zoom call

Sexually Woke: Join Us This Monday March 22 In A Conversation with Author Dr. Susan Hardwick-Smith

Dr. Hardwick-Smith talks about the 3 important elements to becoming sexually woke in midlife and after menopause. She is a true BA50, believing like us that life gets Betterafter50. After listening to this conversation with Susan, you are welcome to join Dr. Hardwick-Smith and myself on Monday March 22nd at 5 pm EST for a 90 minutes for a live interactive zoom where we will welcome questions from our BA50s readers. To register for this event please click the link below:...

Top Ten Spring Sweaters in Cheery Pastels

This season, pastels are popping up on every retailer's website. Whether you gravitate towards pinks, lavenders, yellows or blues, I have found a spring sweater that will add a bounce to your step. Most are in natural fabrics like cotton and wool that breathe well and hold up season after season. All look fantastic worn with faded denim for that cool, chic vibe us BA50's love. See my Top Ten below....
Outdoor blankets

Best Blankets and Portable Folding Chairs For Spring

This spring an outdoor blanket is clearly an essential to gather with loved ones wherever you are outside. When it comes to outdoor entertaining, you want your guests to be comfortable. We've compiled a list of the best, big, and cozy outdoor blankets to entertain picnics and social gatherings alike. Whether you're building a charcuterie board to enjoy outside with friends, or just lounging on the grass with your favorite book, here are 10 outdoor blankets that will serve the occasion perfectly!...

What You Can’t Ask Your Adult Daughter About Dating

“I’ll tell you but promise you won’t be weird.” “I won’t be weird. I’m never weird.” “Oh my God mom, you’re always weird about this stuff.” Nikki’s younger sister Lulu piped in. “What do you mean? You guys never tell me anything so how can I be weird about it?” “That’s why we don’t tell you. Because you’re weird.” “Well, I’m not promising anything. I’m your mom and if I want to be weird about it, I’ll be weird. Now do tell!” ...
Lisa Poulson

Surprised by the Joy of White Hair

n the middle of 2020’s pandemic lockdown, everybody’s hair looked terrible and there was nothing anyone could do about it. We all had roots. Scowling at myself in the mirror one night, an idea sparked. What if I stopped coloring my hair? At 57, wasn’t that OK? On September 4, 2020, the first day salons could legally open in Alameda County, I walked into my colorist’s tiny new salon, a converted shipping container in Oakland, filled with anticipation and relief. I could not wait to see how I might emerge....
Carrie Bradshaw

Some Things I Never Do When Dating After 50

I walked into the swanky hotel lobby bar dressed in black jeans, black shear blouse, black boots, and my favorite red shearling coat, furry side out. It was a ‘look at me’ outfit. I felt like Carrie Bradshaw. “Where do you live?” I asked, covering the ubiquitous ‘get-to-know-you’ questions. “Chelsea, but you’ll never see the inside of my place,” he gibed....
Workout clothes

Slimming Work Out Clothes for Women Over 50

Finding attractive workout clothes that fit and flatter can become more challenging for women over 50. Many of us do not want to wear skin tight tops which show every lump and bump, and we want bottoms that don't show our imperfections or have waistbands that slip down while we exercise. If you haven't updated your workout wear in a while, you may want to consider some of my stylish and practical selections below. ...