Hello! My name is Paula, and this is my first blog post ever! I just discovered NaBloPoMo, so I hope I'me not too late! I am currently in the research phase to start my own blog, such as finding hosting, using blogging software, etc. I hope to engage readers on such topics as travel, photography, food, fashion, DIY, growing older and more.What are your blog starting experiences? Share in the comments below!Below is one of my travel photos. Enjoy!Ciao!  Paula...more
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Halle Berry is pregnant at 46 and modern medicine is on her side. Why aren't some women?

 By now you've probably heard that Ms. Berry is pregnant with her second child and she's a lovely looking 46 year old.  I was immediately happy for her when I first heard the news but I was surprised at others. On social media I've heard many who find this beautiful thing just a woman who has nothing better to do or a woman trying to recapture her youth....more

Say What? "American Voters Don't Like Older Women"

Why should I care?Why am I letting it bother me that I heard yet another conversation telling me older women are distasteful and irrelevant?The source of the specious judgment was a commentator I formerly admired, Melissa Harris-Perry, age 39, educated in my home state at venerable North Carolina colleges Wake Forest and Duke University. She’s a professor of political science at Tulane University in New Orleans....more
@Kraken I thought I would have calmed down about the whole thing, but the comment is still ...more

Are all older women cougars want to be, or is that b.s.?

  When I Google the words "older women" all I find is sex, and cougars. Actually the very first thing that comes up is about older women wanting to date younger men. Gees how far is that from our reality! Most older women have other things on their mind like how to keep their family together without them killing each other, stretching their oh so thin paycheck for the long week. These things are exhausting!...more


In September of 2007, Andy Rooney wrote an article called:"Andy Rooney on Women Over Forty."Mr. Rooney basically said :Women over 40 will not ask you what you think, because they don't care what you think.Women over 40 are dignified. They won't have a screaming match with you and would just shoot you if they thought they could get away with it.Older women are generous with praise because they know what it feels like to be unappreciated....more
@SunbonnetSmart.com I am sixty one, but I don't feel or act it. Sometimes I see women my age ...more

You Attract What You Are...

I don’t know how usual or unusual this is, but I had instant, strong chemistry with the very first man I met in person after I posted my profile on a dating website.  I couldn’t believe it.  Could it really be this easy?  I, very painfully, over the next several months, found that the answer was no, it wasn’t that easy.  But I learned volumes from the experience....more


MISSING THE HISTORY In the long months after my husband died, what I missed most was HIM -- his person, his presence, the joy of feeling completed by another human being. Over the long term (5 years), with the rawest of grief abated, what I miss most is our shared history. After more than 30 years of living and loving together, a couple can speak volumes with a single glance, feel contentedly linked during periods of silence, understand thoughts expressed in incomplete sentences, or not expressed not at all....more

Poet Heather McHugh Wins MacArthur Prize!

Let’s be crass at the outset. A half a million dollars....more

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