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Middle Aged Women

Freezing Your Eggs at Fortysomething

Francesca Maxime | Posted 11.06.2015 | Women
Francesca Maxime

I want women to know to just freeze their eggs if they want to. And for younger women, take a minute when you're in your 20's or 30's and just freeze them if you think having kids later in life is important to you. Because life happens - and sometimes things you think will line up, don't.

Creating a Life of Passion and Joy After 50

Michelle Martin | Posted 10.26.2015 | Fifty
Michelle Martin

Some middle-aged women don't seem at all phased by the aging process and are generally unaffected by the many stigmatized aspects of getting older. These women don't believe for a second that the universe is closing doors in their faces or that it's too late to begin anew.

In Search of...

Kenya (Robinson) | Posted 09.17.2015 | Arts
Kenya (Robinson)

My mother was a sci-fi enthusiast, who successfully transmitted the virus to me, via Star Trek, Doctor Who, Star Wars, and the more obscure television program, In Search of... (ellipses intended).

5 Ways Middle-Aged Women Can Feel More Visible

Michelle Martin | Posted 08.11.2015 | Fifty
Michelle Martin

A 2014 study on women and middle age found that most women began to feel invisible and dismissed in society by the time they were 50. Here's what you can do to feel more relevant.

40 Things I Know About Happiness As I Turn 40

Dr. Colleen Georges | Posted 06.04.2015 | Women
Dr. Colleen Georges

Seven days shy of this milestone, my heart still feels the same excitement for life and all its possibilities as it did at 14. And my mind is filled with the wisdom of 40 years of life lessons.

5 Spectacular Ways You're Failing At Midlife

Valerie Albarda | Posted 05.22.2015 | Fifty
Valerie Albarda

Look at you -- you've made it to midlife. Now is the time to revel in the fruits of your labor, celebrate each glorious day and make this life one for the record books. Before you move too fast, heed the warning signs that tell you if you're failing spectacularly at midlife.

Priscilla Frank

Unapologetic Self-Portraits That Shatter Perceptions Of Disability | Priscilla Frank | Posted 04.28.2015 | Arts

Lucy Jones with Her Walking Stick, 1996 Oil on canvas 218.5 x 157 cm 86 x 61 3/4 in In "Lucy Jones with Her Walking Stick," a woman wearing a g...

Breaking Free From The Middle-Aged Mom Uniform

MiddleSexy | Posted 06.02.2015 | Fifty

Some days, I just don't want to get dressed. If I'm lucky, it's a day where I'm working from home and I'll throw on a pair of exercise pants, a bra and a T-shirt. I'll brush my teeth but not put on any make-up. Then I sit down at my computer and write.

Beauty Philosophy Changed thanks to Grocery Store Encounter

Arlene Nisson Lassin | Posted 04.27.2015 | Fifty
Arlene Nisson Lassin

Beauty is fleeting, even for those of us who are genetically blessed. We age, we change. Shouldn't the notion of beauty, therefore, be more of a state of mind?

Cooking My Way Through A 50th Birthday By Making Coeur A La Creme

Laura Zinn Fromm | Posted 02.23.2015 | Fifty
Laura Zinn Fromm

My birthday was coming up. Nifty fifty. The oldest I've ever been. The beginning, perhaps, of the end. Or the end of the beginning. Whatever your view, turning 50 is a milestone, and you ignore its implications at your peril.

The 10 Unspoken Agreements of Middle-Aged Female Friendship

Ann Imig | Posted 11.22.2014 | Fifty
Ann Imig

We don't see you plucking silver hairs in your rearview mirror and throwing them out the car window at stoplights. No, we do not.

Middle (St)age Never Stop Learning

Stacia Fernandez | Posted 11.18.2014 | Fifty
Stacia Fernandez

Take me, for instance. Just because I have been with Allstate since the Beatles broke up, or at least Wings, have drunk the same coffee since my first hangover and haven't had a new hairstyle since my senior prom... Well, I wouldn't say I'm stuck in my ways.

Middle (St)age, Middle Age Acceptance Is Key! (Part 2) GO TEAM!

Stacia Fernandez | Posted 10.19.2014 | Fifty
Stacia Fernandez

I'm going to share some stories of my embrace, or struggles to embrace, this stage of life. We will find a way together to be happy and more fulfilled. Or at least to realize that there's not a damn thing we can do about it, so we might as well get happy and more fulfilled!

What Watching The Bachelor Has Taught Me About My Marriage

Leslie Rasmussen | Posted 10.18.2014 | Women
Leslie Rasmussen

My husband may not whisk me off to another country where he wants to scale the side of a mountain and then slowly repel down so we can bond over our fear of heights, but he does work hard, remember to give the dog her pills and calls me on his way home from work.

Middle (ST)AGE, Middle Age. Acceptance is Key! (Part 1)

Stacia Fernandez | Posted 10.12.2014 | Fifty
Stacia Fernandez

You take a good look at your kids, if you have them, and you realize how grown up they are. They're telling you to expect a card on Grandparents Day this year. Grandparent? You?

10 Stunning Photos That Prove Middle-Aged Women Are Not Invisible

The Huffington Post | Priscilla Frank | Posted 08.06.2014 | Arts

Our culture is obsessed with youth, especially when it comes to women. Most ladies represented in magazines, on screen, in advertisements or even in t...

For Her Age

Maria Rodale | Posted 08.16.2014 | Healthy Living
Maria Rodale

by guest blogger Renee James, humorist and blogger In Gillian Flynn's novel Gone Girl, title character Amy Elliott Dunne was a "golden girl," growi...

How To Unveil An Imperfect Body To A New Lover

Erica Jagger | Posted 08.13.2014 | Fifty
Erica Jagger

When I was younger, I used to love ripping off my shirt for a new lover. My torso has always been my best feature, and my breasts were near-perfect. Insecure about who I was, and sure I wasn't good enough, I put far too high a premium on the response my body, and especially my breasts, elicited.

What I've Learned From Asking A Boyfriend About His Past Lovers

Sue Sanders | Posted 04.13.2014 | Divorce
Sue Sanders

"Tell me about your girlfriends," I ask the man I've been seeing for the last few months, my bare leg sprawled over his, my fingers grazing the graying hair of his chest. He holds me closer and begins to talk.

45 Days Until 45

Wendy Burch | Posted 03.05.2014 | Healthy Living
Wendy Burch

I am 45 days away from my 45th birthday party, and I weigh more than I have in my entire life. This is a heavy subject for me, and I know I need to fight the battle of the bulge -- but winning this fight means losing, and losing -- as we know -- is not so easy to do.

Social Media and the Unmasking of Psychiatric and Neurological Illness

Alissa Fleck | Posted 01.23.2014 | Media
Alissa Fleck

A good friend of mine from college, we'll call her "L" is living a nightmare. Her 56-year-old mother was recently diagnosed with Frontotemporal Dementia (FTD).

Life: The Sequel

Sherri Kuhn | Posted 12.22.2013 | Fifty
Sherri Kuhn

The clock continues to tick away the minutes and hours, no faster or slower than before. But I feel the loss of time as it slides out the door. Time I won't get back.

How Chronic Stress Is Harming Middle-Aged Women

The Huffington Post | Carolyn Gregoire | Posted 06.12.2013 | Healthy Living

All that pent-up stress could be making you feel pretty crappy, according to a new study in the International Journal of General Medicine. Researc...

A Sexy New Novel About a Woman of a Certain Age

Mark C. Miller | Posted 06.08.2013 | Books
Mark C. Miller

Although the novel is perfect for women 40 and over in the dating pool, The Last Place She'd Look is filled with humor, insight, pain, defeat and sex that will be familiar and appealing to anyone who is in, has ever been in, or would like to be in the world of dating.

How I Got Noticed Again

Lisa_Reswick | Posted 05.18.2013 | Fifty

If you're lucky enough to live long enough, here's what happens. You lose ten pounds. Nobody notices. You get a new outfit or a new hairstyle, you switch from caramel highlights to deep russet. Nobody says a word.