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

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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

Life Wise Lady also has a Facebook Group for business women and bloggers over forty.  We share wisdom and tips while supporting each other’s dreams.  Join here!

 

 

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.