If you’re a woman over 50, then you’ve got it goin’ on. As in, if it’s one thing you don’t have, it’s a lot of time. That’s why I’m kicking off the new year with my list of Top 10 Blogs for Midlife Women.
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Each site offers quick but interesting information, ideas, encouragement, inspiration, and other authentic insights into the wonderful world of women in midlife. Because we like, Totally Rock. I mean, geez. You couldn’t pay me to go back to middle school. Come to think of it, going back to high school doesn’t exactly spin my fins either, if ya know what I mean.
Okay. Where was I? Oh yeah, rockin’ midlife blogs.
Anyway, kindly note that the blogs listed may not be uber, mega hits soaring into the blogospheric stratosphere. Some aren’t quite there yet. But all deserve your time and attention. Cuz frankly, We’re Awesome.
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But you already knew that.
So, without further ado, here’s my totally unscientific, 100% subjective list of blogs worth reading for The Awesome Demographic. You’ll find a wide variety of food for thought here on fashion, family, food, exercise, travel, inspiration, and all points in between. They just generally rock your socks off. Ready? Set?
In no particular order then, go!
1.Your Favorite Chapter with Amy Kennedy. “I like fashion, food, fitness and fun!” writes Amy about her blog. “I truly believe that no matter where you are in the story of your life, you can make this chapter ‘Your Favorite Chapter.’ Let’s make life awesome together!”
You won’t want to miss Amy’s Tasty Tuesday feature. Mm! Mm! Good!
2. Nifty 50 and Fabulous. Hosted by Regan, this “lifestyle blog” celebrates life over 50. Awesome photos with lots of panache. Regan shares “lifestyle and fashion tips to help create a lifestyle you will love” as well as regular link-up parties.
3. Rhythms of Grace. By Kate Waterman. Reflections from over 40 years in ministry to help combat stress, and provide support for the journey into rest and inner peace. The web site and its accompanying blog, Bread for the Journey, are “the products of lessons learned during those years – often the hard way – and still the journey continues.”
4. Follow Phyllis. Her tagline is “redefining baby boomer bodies.” And she’s not kidding! Straight talk about nutrition, exercise, healthy lifestyles and “what women can do to look and feel their best.” Tons of helpful videos and other cool stuff here!
5. Be Strong and Fearless. Written by Emily, who’s 30-ish. Emily lives in southern Georgia and blogs about her family, faith, and her struggles fibromyalgia.
6. Loretta’s Countdown to 60. About “Aging on my terms. Daily musings in 500 words of less.” On her About page, Loretta explains: “At 58 I was asked to model a new clothing line for a friend. I felt fat and old and thought it was time to change my views of myself, by exploring why I had them. I promised myself to be authentic and real in my writings here. Not focusing on the outside world, but within. And challenging myself to face any demons I may encounter.”
7. The Patrish Pages – a travel, fashion, and lifestyle blog by Patricia Rubel, “the reluctant hiking diva.” She’s a “business owner, wife to my husband of 32 years, mom to three adult children, and grandma to one absolutely adorable grandson.” When you read her posts, she says she hopes you “feel empowered to live your life adventurously, whatever your adventures may be. Women over 50 are strong, wise, beautiful and fascinating!”
8. Running Like a Wrinkly. Karen shares about being diagnosed with osteopenia (a milder, reversible form of osteoporosis) and how she’s beating it by jogging, eating right, and pursuing a healthy lifestyle.” Writes Karen, “Join me on my quest for optimum health and fitness through running and hiking and a transition to a mainly plant based diet. I’ll be open and honest with you share everything I discover.”
9. Easy Done – A New Life Abroad After 50. “If you are over 50 and want a simple and healthy lifestyle abroad, you are in the right place” writes Marijke, the woman behind Easy Done. She writes about “ shares her discoveries via reviews.
10. The Furever Haus. This isn’t a blog about women in midlife. I. Don’t. Care. (My list. My rules). The Furever Haus is a sanctuary for senior animals. So of course I had to include it. Find out more here.
Oh yeah. There’s this other cool blog out there: Zuzu’s Petals: Blooming in Midlife. But you already knew that too, right?