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“Don’t Pity Me”: 7 Requests from Women Without Children

Hélène Tragos Stelian started wondering if there was a “protocol” for talking to women without children, so she had a few of her friends lay down some ground rules. Read more from Hélène on her blog.  I had lunch recently with a new friend. In the midst of our “getting to know you” questions, I asked if she had kids. […]

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Changing Our “Sex-pectations” at Midlife

This article originally appeared on Walker Thornton’s blog. Note: This post contains educational, but explicit, language that may be offensive to some. Is there such a thing as best practices for sexual activity between consenting adults? There are certainly considerations such as respect, consent and reciprocity, but no absolutes. Sexual practice hasn’t changed much over the […]

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Summer Books 2015: 10 Novels to Read Right Now

Summer sun, summer books. Lighter, quicker, a little less ponderous and a little more delightful. Whether you are looking for a selection for your book club or something delicious to read at the beach, here are 10 books that look like they fit the bill. What books are you reading this summer? Please note links may […]

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“Don’t Pity Me”: 7 Requests from Women Without Children

Hélène Tragos Stelian started wondering if there was a “protocol” for talking to women without children, so she had a few of her friends lay down some ground rules. Read more from Hélène on her blog.  I had lunch recently with a new friend. In the midst of our “getting to know you” questions, I asked if she had kids. […]

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The First of the Lasts: Preparing for an Empty Nest

As the last of the firsts and the first of the lasts approach, Lynn Cobb remembers it all – through her dining room table. Read more from Lynn on her blog, Midlife Random Ramblings . Our dining table is a disaster. We bought it twenty years ago, when our family expanded from four to six. It has […]

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25 Ways You Know You’ve Gone From MILF to Midlife

Vikki Claflin has officially embraced midlife and is bequeathing the MILF label to those younger than she is. Best of all, she does it with a sense of humor. Read more from Vikki on her blog, Laugh Lines.   Spending much of my adult life in retail, I’ve come to the conclusion that many women […]

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What Does Independence Day Mean To You?

This essay originally appeared on Jennifer’s blog, mamawolfe. The 4th of July, for me, isn’t the kind of holiday I really look forward to anymore. I live in a small town. We have the parades, the pancake breakfasts, the picnics, the gathering-together-in-the-park kind of celebrations. We have the swimming pools, the BBQs, the kids riding […]

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Changing Our “Sex-pectations” at Midlife

This article originally appeared on Walker Thornton’s blog. Note: This post contains educational, but explicit, language that may be offensive to some. Is there such a thing as best practices for sexual activity between consenting adults? There are certainly considerations such as respect, consent and reciprocity, but no absolutes. Sexual practice hasn’t changed much over the […]

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Summer Books 2015: 10 Novels to Read Right Now

Summer sun, summer books. Lighter, quicker, a little less ponderous and a little more delightful. Whether you are looking for a selection for your book club or something delicious to read at the beach, here are 10 books that look like they fit the bill. What books are you reading this summer? Please note links may […]

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6 Tips for Making Homemade Apple Pie

What’s more American than apple pie? Using these tips from Susan Williams, you’ll be able to impress everyone at those summer barbecues. Read more from Susan on her blog. People think making an apple pie – especially one with a delicious homemade crust – is SOOOO hard, but really, it’s much easier than you might think. And […]

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25 Ways You Know You’ve Gone From MILF to Midlife

Vikki Claflin has officially embraced midlife and is bequeathing the MILF label to those younger than she is. Best of all, she does it with a sense of humor. Read more from Vikki on her blog, Laugh Lines.   Spending much of my adult life in retail, I’ve come to the conclusion that many women […]

By Gabriel Pollard (Own work) [CC BY-SA

What Does Independence Day Mean To You?

This essay originally appeared on Jennifer’s blog, mamawolfe. The 4th of July, for me, isn’t the kind of holiday I really look forward to anymore. I live in a small town. We have the parades, the pancake breakfasts, the picnics, the gathering-together-in-the-park kind of celebrations. We have the swimming pools, the BBQs, the kids riding […]

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10 Things I Wish I Had Known Before I Started Blogging

Whether you’re new to social media or a veteran, this will ring true! Sage advice from BAM speakers Kymberly and Alexandra of Fun and Fit. Sure, we are all committed bloggers. But sometimes maintaining a blog is more of a slog. After nearly five years of sticking with it, we can say blogging is ultimately […]

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A Step-by-Step Makeup Tutorial for Midlife Women

Most of us think we’d have our makeup routines down by the time we hit 40, but as Margaret Manning’s video illustrates, there’s always room for some amazing improvements! See more helpful videos on Margaret’s YouTube channel. Most of us started applying makeup in our teens, when our goal was to look older and more mature. It was […]

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What You Should Know Before You Go Gray

Freaked out after seeing some silver in your brush? Have no fear – as Stacia Friedman explains, gray is IN! Read more from Stacia on her blog.  In case you didn’t get the memo, gray hair is hot. And sexy! Just check out the silver foxes on the Red Carpet—Diane Keaton, Jamie Lee Curtis, and Helen […]