We are women who don't believe age defines us. We are women who believe substance is the new sexy. We are women who are kicking ass, not sitting on it. We are women who love to have a good time as long as we we are home by 10. We are Girls Gone 50.
I spent more than a few long days on set hanging out with Brooke Shields. A fellow 50-something working mom dealing with the realities of career longevity, Brooke described her personal business plan to me in Blue Lagoon-like terms.
Interview with NY Times Best-Selling Picture Book Author & Illustrator, Antoinette Portis,
I wanted a less-than-conventional lifestyle. One that included community and creativity. So I channeled my inner-bohemian and got it in spades.
So now as I watch my dad, at 95 years old, still gamely inching towards my car in his Costco sneakers and cane…
A study by the CDC found that women ages 40 to 59 have the highest rate of depression of any age or gender in the United States. Overall, the highest lifetime risk of depression was found among baby boomers aged 45 to 64.
I asked my daughters who were 16 and 20, “Have you two heard of the #MeToo movement? Do you know what it is? Are your friends talking about it?” They said yes, but it wasn’t that big a deal in their circles. I couldn’t understand why they weren’t as fired up as I was. Then I remembered…
It wasn’t until that afternoon that I realized my mother undoubtedly lives the oddest double life, and I was just learning about all of it. Then came an even more unimaginable thought: did my mom have a life before me? READ MORE…
Forgive me, but I've had some bad thoughts. To begin with, I want to go on the record that I love my mom more than anything. But when it comes to celebrating Mother’s Day it’s all about my mother and my mother-in-law, and for some reason me being a mother to four wonderful children doesn’t seem to count…Read More.
Sometimes there is no place to go. The bathroom is usually occupied and, when not, requires cleaning. The kitchen must be avoided since, being there, means that you will end up cooking, eating, or both. This leaves the misnamed, master bedroom or the…Read More
One of our favorite day trips is to drive from Los Angeles to Santa Barbara without ever getting on a freeway. (Check the avoid highways box when you map it.) It takes almost twice as long, but the side roads are quiet, the scenery is picturesque and the time alone together in the car is better than therapy.And my husband's beloved 1970 VW Bug plays Cupid. First of all…
The sonnet is an ideal form for expressing change – like mood swings! And thermostat malfunctions! - Moira Egan
We just had the opportunity to work with Annie Leibovitz, one of the most celebrated photographers of our times and a designated Living Legend by the Library of Congress. And we're happy to tell you that it did not come about in spite of our age but because of it.
Sure we love our bottled water, our salads-to-go and our frozen coffee drinks with the big, green straw as much as the next woman, but did you know that it takes at least 450 years for a plastic container to decompose in a landfill?