Could You Fall For A Much Younger Man?

When we asked on Facebook whether you could fall for a man 25 years younger (like 64-year-old Brigitte Macron, the wife of the new 39-year-old president of France), we were amazed (and delighted) by the big response. The post received almost 42,000 views, and 250 women weighed in. While many FOFs said “no way,” others weren’t quite so definitive. We love Melanie’s comment!

I taught my son to love with his heart, and to be open minded. Race, religion, same sex, disability don’t matter. Loving the person you’re with, that’s something to explore. And being happy is a treasure. I’d hope I could think the same way.”
Priscilla Witt

Guys date/marry much younger women and no one blinks. I say, good for her! Next.”
Barbara Winslow

“No. I was married to someone for over 32 years, together for over 33, who was five years younger, and there were always subtle differences, throughout our years together. In the end, I think it made a difference, to him.  

“I could not fathom being with someone who could be my son. About all you would have in common is sex. And that only goes so far.”
Jan Nielsen (more…)

When Was The Last Time You Felt In Danger?

“When the danger is great, one must not run away.”

Pope Benedict XVI

“Danger is sauce for prayers.”

Benjamin Franklin

Whether you agree with Pope Benedict, and face peril head on, or talk to a higher power when you’re in jeopardy, danger is an undeniable fact of life. Except if you’re Mavis. What a lucky lady!

Three weeks ago I had an allergic reaction to a medication. I felt as if I were having a stroke or heart attack. I thought I was possibly dying. All I could think of was my 16- year-old daughter and how much I love her. What would she do without me?  I was afraid I would die in front of her.

“My husband called 911 and off to the ER we went. I was eventually ok thank God-amen. However, that experience was frightening and I’m so grateful and blessed to be ok.”
Cindy Anelante


10 Things You Must Tell Your Children Before They Move Out On Their Own

At last, your “child” is moving out of your house, into his own place, and you can’t wait to be enveloped in peace and quiet. Not so fast! Unless you arm him with some practical advice before he’s out the door, chances are he’ll be back at your door sooner than you think.

1. Leave an extra set of keys with us (because we know how forgetful you can be).

2. Don’t use a stepladder unless someone is there to spot you.


The Game-Changing Mother’s Day Gift Of 2017

Just in time for Mother’s Day — we are excited to discover a new way to stay in touch with your aging mom, who may not be so good with modern technology.

FabOverFifty has partnered with ViewClix so you can share photos and enjoy authentic face-to-face time with your mother (and father), especially if they live out of town.

“My parents lived 3000 miles away. I remember trying to Skype with them and send them photos online. I tried everything, but they had a really difficult time understanding the technology,” says creator Rob Ranck. “I knew there had to be an easier way to ‘see them’ and share photos from family gatherings, which they could not attend.” So Rob used his invaluable years of technical experience at Intel and AT&T to create an innovative device which lets aging loved ones view digital photos that you and other tech-savvy family members send to it through your Apple or Android smart phones, tablets or PCs.  


Win A $500 Gift Card For A Lilla P Shopping Spree!

You’re in love the moment you touch a piece in the Lilla P apparel collection.

Doesn’t matter whether it’s a perfect, short-sleeved white tee, a boyfriend style shirt, or a swingy A-line dress. It all feels incredibly soft, and you can’t wait to try it on. Once you do, you’re more in love than ever, because every silhouette is shaped to flatter every body, whether you’re 35 or 65!

Pauline shows her v-neck tee, in a luscious blue. It has just enough sleeve coverage, back seam detailing, and a rounded hemline. The fabric is Pima cotton and Modal slub.

“My 24-year-old niece and my 82-year-old mother both love the clothes,” said Pauline Sokol Nakios, who launched the brand in 1998, with a single crew neck tee in one size and five colors. Almost two decades later, the Lilla P label defines a “comfortable, casual, wearable, and cross-generational” line of irresistible signature tees, as well as sweaters, shirts and skirts, pants and dresses.

FabOverFifty showed a few of Lilla P’s tops five years ago, and ever since, the company has been developing a great many fans from our community, Pauline told me.


As a great big thank you, she’s offering one lucky FOF a $500 Lilla P gift card. All you have to do to enter is take a stroll on the wonderful Lilla P site, and tell us, in the comments section below, the name of at least one piece you’d love to own.


But first, don’t miss the interview I did with talented, delightful, and energetic Pauline.


Heels: To Wear, Or Not To Wear, That Is The Question

Bring up the subject of wearing heels, and women respond as if you’re starting a debate about religion or politics. They have a lot to say for and against the practice. Here are some of our favorite positions, on both sides of the issue!

“Never. After a lifetime of having to dress up for my job, when I left to become self employed, I threw away all my heels and panty hose. And my back and my toes thank me every day.”

Mary Tracy Hollifield

“When I wanna feel SEXY!”

Wendy G. Lax-Bryant

“High heels? Never. Have you ever seen an X-ray of feet in high heels/stilettos? You’d never wear them again. LOL I do wear a lower heel though if an occasion calls for it.”

Debbie Summers

“Never. Women look utterly ridiculous teetering around in them. And OLD women who wear them to try to look young appear as ridiculous as a bald old guy with a comb-over.”

Donna Dee


Be Honest, Do You Have A Favorite Child?

When we asked if you have a ‘favorite’ child, many of you diplomatically said they’re all your favorites. Destiny offered the cleverest answer of all! And Patti’s definitely was insightful.

“I have a favorite. It changes all the time. But yes. LOL”
Destiny Walser Head
“I would like to say, ‘I hope not,’  but I think some do. Each of mine is my favorite for different reasons; be it in their accomplishments, or because of their heart. I love them equally and am blessed to call them, ‘MINE’.”
Paulette Greyn

“Calling a child a favorite has no bearing on the amount of love you feel for all your children. I love all four of my children equally, it’s limitless. I am, however, closest to my second oldest. We just have a stronger bond. As simple as that.”
Geri Show-Gilbert


Former Salon Client Gives Home Color Flying Colors

Debbie had to cool her heels every time she went for her hair coloring appointment, while her colorist gossiped away with other clients.

Frustrated by the wait, not to mention the cost, Debbie decided to take the matter into her own hands and try a new home hair color from eSalon. “I was nervous because I’d never done my own color, but it turned out fantastic,” she said.

“I was going to the salon every four to five weeks. It was costing a fortune and I can’t believe how many hours I wasted there,” Debbie added. Now she actually gets more compliments than ever on her gorgeous red color. “When I say it isn’t salon color, people are shocked!” she said. “And it lasts longer than the salon.”

The Better Way to Better Hair

You don’t need to be an expert to get gorgeous hair color at home, and you certainly don’t need to keep paying those salon prices! At just $20, eSalon delivers salon-grade tools and personalized, professional hair color for less than you’d even tip at the salon.

eSalon’s licensed colorists individually craft your color with premium ingredients—that’s right, they create your color especially for you—and then they send it along with step-by-step, illustrated instructions.

If that’s not enough, they also include a professional tool kit with coloring brush, gloves, stain guard, stain remover, shampoo, and conditioner. In other words, eSalon gives you the tools you need to get professional results, at home. There’s no guesswork at all. (more…)

11 Inspirations For Spring

Spring rouses painters, songwriters, poets, composers, and just about every one of us on the planet! Please enjoy our compilation of inspirations of the season! And, take a deep breath and inhale the sweet air.

Claude Monet


An Innovative New Way For Us To Keep In Touch With Our Parents

Are you finding it difficult to stay in touch with your parents and other loved ones who aren’t tech-savvy? FabOverFifty has partnered with ViewClix to show you how you can!

Teaching your mom and dad to text-message may not be a cinch, but teaching them to video chat may be nearly impossible. The ViewClix Smart Frame, an innovative new device, solves the problem by providing a hassle-free way for your digitally-challenged parents to video chat and instantly receive photos from family and friends, anywhere.

The ViewClix Smart Frame’s large 15.6 inch HD screen displays photos in a slideshow until the Smart Frame receives a video call, and then it automatically connects you so you’re face-to-face with mom and dad. ViewClix also includes FREE access to UNLIMITED photo storage in the ViewClix Cloud. (more…)