Learn A New Language In A Fun New Way

Remember memorizing hundreds of verb conjugations when you were learning a foreign language, and racking your brain to recall whether a noun was feminine or masculine? Even if you aced every test, you wouldn’t exactly have called yourself fluent. And, if someone gave you a book to read in the language, you barely made it through the first chapter. What’s more, everything you learned seemed to evaporate from your brain once you graduated school.

You’d love to be able to speak a second language now, but aren’t motivated to start memorizing verbs again. Although you’ve been tempted to buy Rosetta Stone, it’s so expensive. Besides, you’d probably use it only a handful of times, kind of like the treadmill that collected dust for years. And wouldn’t it be nice to converse in Spanish with your 10-year-old grandson or granddaughter, who started learning the language as a new fifth grader?

Now you can do both with a revolutionary program, called My Language Town, conceived by Carmen Herrera, a 40-something Spanish instructor at the prestigious Dalton private school in New York City. Born in Cordoba, in southern Spain, Carmen has been learning and teaching foreign languages ever since she was young.“My father was a school superintendent and my mother was a kindergarten teacher, and we always had exchange students from all over Europe staying at our home, which shaped how I see people,” Carmen told me. “Learning someone else’s language gives you more empathy to them.” (more…)

Why We Love Different Seasons

Like a woman, each season has its unique allure. You told us which is your favorite, accompanied by some lovely descriptions explaining why.

“Definitely summer, I feel more comfortable in heat than cold, I love the ocean!” Elaine Karsten

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The One Thing You Wish You Did When You Were Younger

WE ASKED WHAT’S ONE THING YOU WISH YOU DID WHEN YOU WERE YOUNGER.

HERE ARE SOME OF OUR FAVORITE RESPONSES. IT’S FUN TO LEARN WHAT OUR FOFRIENDS DID ‘BACK IN THE DAY’ AND WHAT THEY’RE THINKING AND DOING TODAY.

“Married my husband sooner…..I hope my marriage last forever. My husband is a true blessing. ‘Thank you Lord for giving him to me, when there were so many more women in the world that deserved him more!’”
Darlene Chavez Gonzalez

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What Do You Most Miss About Life Before The Internet?

WE ASKED WHAT YOU MOST MISS ABOUT LIFE BEFORE THE INTERNET.

HERE ARE SOME OF OUR FAVORITE COMMENTS. IT’S FUN TO LEARN WHAT OUR FOFRIENDS THINK ABOUT BIG–and little--issues.

“We have lost face-to-face interaction or talking on the phone; it’s now messaging or texting. If I had a choice of going back to how things were in the good old days, or having them stay as they are today, I would go back.”
Gail Sampson

“I miss really feeling the love with smiles and laughter of my whole family with the attention focused on each other. We had some really good times back in the day!” Rhonda Berry

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8 Ways To Keep Active This Summer

This post is sponsored by Depend.

If you’re one of the 65 million Americans who experience bladder leakage, you know that this common issue can inhibit you from leading the active and fulfilling lifestyle that keeps you moving and feeling good throughout the day.

Geri Brin, founder of FabOverFifty.com, has experienced bladder leakage since having a total hysterectomy at age 44, which led to sudden menopause.

depends-rev“I can tell you from personal experience the impact bladder leakage can have on your confidence, not to mention how it can hold you back from doing the things you love, including spending precious moments with family and friends or doing simple everyday activities like exercising or walking your dog,” said Geri. “Fortunately, there are options available, like Depend FIT-FLEX Underwear, to help you reclaim your life and reconnect with the people you’ve been missing.”

Depend FIT-FLEX Underwear is designed to move with one’s body and features a new technology to absorb leaks quickly. It’s made of breathable material with all-around leg elastics that provide flexibility.

“I’m thankful for Depend FIT-FLEX Underwear, which allows women (and men) to continue leading active lifestyles, without worrying that leakage will disrupt the things we love to do,” Geri continued. “You also can order these convenient and comfortable briefs on subscription from Amazon, so they’ll be delivered right to your door. I encourage all my FOFriends who experience bladder leakage to slip on a pair of Depend FIT-FLEX Underwear and enjoy a summer on the go!” (more…)

Do Your Friends Understand What Makes You Tick?

WE ASKED IF YOUR FRIENDS REALLY ‘GET YOU’? DO YOU EVEN CARE IF THEY DO?

HERE ARE SOME OF OUR FAVORITE COMMENTS. WE LOVE YOUR HONESTY!

“Absolutely! And that’s perfectly fine with me. We are close enough that we all understand each other and what makes us tick. I wouldn’t have it any other way. They are a blessing in my life.” Paulette Greyn
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If You Could Change One Thing About Yourself, What Would It Be?

When we asked on our Facebook page, “If you could change one thing about yourself, what would it be?” we got some pretty diverse answers. We love, and appreciate, everyone’s honesty. We think it’s interesting, and often great fun, to learn what’s going on in the fascinating minds of women 45+. Here are 10 of our favorite responses.

“I would change some of the things I have done in my past and try to understand how to be a good mom. You can teach them the best way you know how, but it doesn’t go that way.” Patricia A Amsden

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Live for today and not worry so much about yesterday.” Tammy Chanprasert

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“My financial decisions.” Joyce West

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“Not a thing. I have a husband I would not want to live without, a beautiful daughter who has completed my life and has given us a gorgeous baby boy, and three more grandchildren from my husband’s family who of course are just as much mine, and all my brothers and sisters. I have everything. ” Julie Swallow

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“Much as I hate to say it, I’m chiming in with “weight”. Would it make everything perfect? No. But I believe it would make me feel physically better.” Paulette Greyn

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“To stop feeling like I always have to fix things….I can’t turn it off.” Helena Shanks

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“Have the mobility I had in my 40s.” Linda Orwick Reed

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“ Learn to forgive easier.” Barker Simcox Millie

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“I would’ve done a better job as a mother. I obsess constantly on how I thought I was doing right by my daughters, yet they made all the wrong decisions.  Now I’m raising 4 grandkids and I pray I do right by them. I’m doing the best I can with what I have.” Darlene Chavez Gonzalez

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“Nothing, as life is so short. Enjoy and be happy.” Ashley Meade

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The Age You REALLY Want To Be

We received an overwhelming response when we asked you this question on our Facebook page:

If you could be any age now, what would it be?

Over 650 comments poured onto the post, and we read every single one. They were funny, thoughtful, warm, insightful, honest and touching. We’ve chosen some of our favorites to share here.

THE AGE I AM NOW

“I like it right here, at 56. My life’s ups and downs have brought me here and I honestly wouldn’t change a thing. I am still happily married to my best friend, 37 years and counting. Two grown sons who are thriving in happy marriages and they have given me 7 beautiful grandchildren. I am as happy as I can be right here.” Teresa Mathews

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Why Dogs Are Better Than Men

When you’ve lived with a man as long as some
of us have, you’ve probably learned how to
live with many of his less-than-desirable habits.

But that doesn’t mean his routines aren’t exasperating!
If you don’t already own one, consider a dog.


1. They don’t drop their clothes all over the house.final-dog-bed

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Why YOU Don’t Have Girlfriends