25+ Terrific Gen Xer, Midlifer, and Boomer Blogs to Love


I thoroughly enjoy midlife.  I didn’t think I would at first.  Father Time dragged me kicking and screaming into my forties, but I’ve embraced this experience now.  Everything my mother and grandmothers told me about this chapter in life’s story is true.  They assured me I wouldn’t worry as much about my physical appearance and would put greater value on the time I spend with family and friends.  That is all true.

To be honest, though, there are certain problems and stressors that come with being a woman over forty.  You begin to experience the loss of important people in your life more frequently, you worry about your health and mobility on a regular basis, and you wonder why your value as a career woman seems to diminish as you age.  I used to question if I could find a community of ladies who could help me celebrate and commiserate throughout this interesting journey.

It turns out, there are dozens of female writers who expertly share their lives and advice every week.  Some make me laugh while others simply inspire.  Take a look at these 25+ gen xer, midlifer, and boomer blogs.  Invite them into your life.  You’ll be glad you did.


1. Roxanne Jones – Boomer Haiku

Type of blog: humor

Topics covered: retirement, aging, health, sex

My favorite post: If Advertising Told the Truth


2. Crystal Arzu – The Middle Years Journey

Type of blog: lifestyle

Topics covered: family, friendship, health, career

My favorite post: Midlife Birthdays are Different


3. Elaine Ambrose – Midlife Cabernet

Type of blog:  midlife and humor

Topics covered: friends, family, health, mortality

My favorite post: Handkerchiefs and Smiley Faces


4. Debbie Harris – Deb’s World

Type of blog: lifestyle

Topics covered: family, travel, fitness, redundancy

My favorite post: How to Embarrass Your Three Daughters in One Post


5. Cathy Lawdanski – My Side of Fifty 

Type of blog: lifestyle

Topics covered: fashion, family, food, health

My favorite post: 5 Tips for an Awesome Multigenerational Family Vacation


6. Shelley Merchant – A Woman in Her Prime

Type of blog: lifestyle

Topics covered: beauty, food, love, career, family

My favorite post: Green Chili Chicken Manicotti


7. Peggy Reskin – Barefoot Front Runners: Sex, Women, and Power

Type of blog: empowerment

Topics covered: women’s rights, feminism, history, sex

My favorite post: Markers of Feminism – Fathers Today


8. Carol Owens – Healthy Empty Nest 

Type of blog: lifestyle

Topics covered: family, fitness, travel, self-improvement

My favorite post: 7 Ways to Boost Self Care When You’re Feeling Down


9. Rebecca Olkowski – Baby Boomster 

 Type of blog: lifestyle

Topics covered: travel, food, wellness, entertainment

My favorite post: Are You Taking Life Too Seriously and Missing Fun Opportunities?


10. Linda Hobden – Boots, Shoes & Fashion

Type of blog: fashion and lifestyle

Topics covered: clothes, shoes, reviews, interviews

My favorite post: 5 Spring Discoveries


11. Vicki Marinker – Lifestyle Maven 

Type of blog: lifestyle

Topics covered: food, fashion, beauty, wisdom, fun

My favorite post: Oh My Aching Bones



12. Leanne Le Cras – Cresting the Hill          

Type of blog: midlife and lifestyle

Topics covered: family, friends, marriage, introspection

My favorite post: What if I Die Alone With My Cat?



13. Joan Stommen – Gramcracker Crumbs 

Type of blog: lifestyle

Topics covered: active aging, fitness, travel, family

My favorite post: How We Met; the Importance of Family History



14. Tamara Grand – Fitknit Chick

Type of blog: fitness and health

Topics covered: exercise, food, mobility, nutrition

My favorite post: Mobility Training for Midlife Exercisers



15. Sue Loncaric – Sizzling Toward Sixty & Beyond

Type of blog: midlife and lifestyle

Topics covered: health, menopause, travel, recipes

My favorite post: Menopause – Are There Non-Hormone Options?



16. Diana Frajman – Crone Confidence

Type of blog: lifestyle

Topics covered: wisdom, empowerment, humor

My favorite post: 8 Traits of a Confident Person



17. Anne Parris – Midlife Boulevard

Type of blog: lifestyle

Topics covered: beauty, family, food, health, travel

My favorite post: 10 Steps to Take as You Face Your Empty Nest



18. Shari Broder – Weight Loss for Foodies

Type of blog: weight loss

Topics covered: health, food, nutrition, goals

My favorite post: The One Thing You Must Do to Permanently Lose Weight



19. Carol Cassara – Heart Mind Soul

Type of blog: lifestyle

Topics covered: self-improvement, travel, health, grief

My favorite post: How Can a Guided Journal Help With Grief?



20. Jen Monks – Life Wise Lady

Type of blog: business ownership and career

Topics covered: entrepreneur, social media, money

My favorite post: 11 Midlife Career Change Ideas That Don’t Suck



21. Cat McD – Rebloom Room

Type of blog: travel and moving abroad

Topics covered: community, foreign countries, women

My favorite post: Better Together: Why I’m Building a Community for Women


22. Valerie Hoff DeCarlo – Valerie Hoff

Type of blog: lifestyle

Topics covered: food, family, travel, fashion

My favorite post: Getting Kids to Eat Vegetables with My Easy Gazpacho Recipe



23. Patti Stevens – Live Balanced Naturally

Type of blog: healthy lifestyle

Topics covered: balance, ageless living, food, health

My favorite post: Five Ingredient Tea with Amazing Health Benefits



24. Rebecca Perkins – The Midlife Coach

Type of blog: midlife and coaching

Topics covered: change, self-improvement, wellbeing

My favorite post: What is a Midlife Crisis Anyway?



25. Joanne Mallon – Opposable Thumbs

Type of blog: lifestyle

Topics covered: beauty, fitness, travel, health, business

My Favorite Post: Tried and Tested – The Best Facial Sunscreens



26. Sarah Harris – Makes Me Wander

Type of blog: lifestyle

Topics covered: mindfulness, well-being, family, travel

My favorite post: What Now?!



27. Candace Allan – Text Me, Love Mom

Type of blog: midlife lifestyle

Topics covered: empty nest, grandkids, aging parents

My favorite post: Hey! Stop Spying on Me!


Related Reading: Overcoming Shyness After 40; Why Now is the Right Time

I hope you discovered several kindred spirits on my list of 25+ gen xer, midlifer, and boomer blogs.  They will bring you a true sense of joy and community.  If you found value in this post, please share it with the women you know and love.  Life is better when we lift each other up.

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  1. Great post Jen, thanks so much for including me. I agree with you, I enjoy this age more than I ever thought possible too. I will definitely add these other bloggers in my list to follow, although I already follow some of them 🙂 Blogging is such a great way of meeting other kindred spirits. Thanks again 🙂

    • Hi, Shari. Writing this post helped me get to know so many great bloggers. You have a great site! Thank you for sharing.

  2. Thanks so much for including Sizzling Towards 60 & Beyond, Jen. I’m loving all of the other blogs on your list some I know but many I don’t. Have a great week.

  3. Great beginning to experiencing our common threads and shared desires we bring to our work and to our world. Women together is the magic! Thank you, Jen.

    • Hello, Peggy. Women working together is certainly magical and effective. Thank you for your feedback. I appreciate it.

    • Hi, Leanne. I read so many fantastic posts from all of you while writing this list. It was truly inspiring. Thanks for sharing.

  4. What an amazing group of mid-life bloggers! Thank you for choosing to include me as well. I can’t wait to get acquainted with these fine ladies and their blogs.
    Thanks Jen

    • Hey, Diana. I think you’ll find several bloggers on this list to motivate you and connect with. Thank you for your input.

    • Hi, Suz. I had more fun writing this post than any other because I got to know so many amazing bloggers. I’m glad you enjoyed it too.

    • Greetings, Roxanne. You all are very welcome. I am so grateful I got to know all of you a little better. Such great women!

    • Hello, Jodie. I agree. It is nice to be able to identify with other women who are going through the same struggles and triumphs. Thank you for commenting. I appreciate it.

    • Hey, Sue Ann. Thank you. I hope you do devour them all. It is a wonderful group of women. I will check your site too.

  5. Thanks so much for including me in this Jen. What a wonderful resource you’ve put together. I look forward to checking out these blogs and getting to know some amazing women.

    • Hi, Joanne. You’re more than welcome. It took me much longer than it should have to write this post because I would just start reading all the ladies’ blogs and get lost in their stories. Such good stuff!

    • Greetings, Jennifer. I’m glad I can introduce you to a few new names. I hope you enjoy their blogs. Thank you for sharing.

  6. Thank you Jen, for including me in this great list! There are some on here I already follow and look forward to meeting the rest! Pinned and shared this post with my peeps!

    • Hi there, Carol. I’m so pleased you like the list and I am happy to include you and your lovely blog. Thanks for sharing.

    • Hi, Andrea. You are welcome. It was a great experience compiling this list of midlife and boomer bloggers. I got to know some lovely ladies.

  7. Hi Jen, thank you so much for putting together this fabulous list of websites and blogs focused on positive aging! I wanted to introduce you to Sixty and Me. We reach a global community of 500,000 women over 60 and share content on topics ranging from healthy aging and well-being to financial security, travel, beauty, fashion, retirement, caregiving and lots more. http://www.sixtyandme.com.

    • Hi, Margaret. Thank you so much for kindness. I will check out Sixty and Me today. It is very inspiring to discover so many communities and blogs that focus on positive aging. I appreciate all of you.

    • Hey there, Emma. I hope you found a few blogs to follow and enjoy. Thank you for stopping by. I appreciate your input and have a great day!

    • Hello, Candace. Thank you for saying that. It is a mighty fine list if I do say so myself. These women are all very inspiring.

  8. So happy to see so many of my blogging friends on this impressive list. All doing great work, all adding to the sisterhood of life over 50!

    Cathy Chester

    • Hi, Cathy. This is honestly one of my favorite posts. It was so inspiring to get familiar with all these great ladies. Thank you for your comment.

  9. These all look like great blogs to check out. I love how real and down to earth their profiles look, not fake and almost-cartoonish that I see for some other professional blogs. Great roundup!


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