Welcome to “A Baby Boomer Woman’s Life After 50.” I’m Judy Freedman, a post-50, or should I say as of 2018, post-60 female baby boomer blogger. My blog is targeted to the millions of baby boomer women (born between 1945 – 1964) who are going through a similar life journey in mind, body and spirit. Widowed at the age of 50, I’ve been reinventing myself for the past 15 years. My philosophy is to age gracefully, be optimistic about the future, and keep my chin up — so my neck stays forever wrinkle-free.
I became a baby boomer blogger in 2007, when I was approaching my 50th birthday. You can find my original blog at “A Year To 50.” It was a life-changing year for me. My husband took ill and passed away shortly before I turned 50. I also became an empty-nester when my daughter A graduated from college and my son D graduated from high school.
I am truly indebted to my blog readers for their support during what became one of the most extraordinary years of my life. It is with gratitude that I continue to share my life after 50 with my growing virtual community.
Yes, my real name is Judy with a “y,” but in the blogosphere I’m known as JudiBoomergirl or Judi, as I sign my posts. It’s a bit trendier, like the iPhone and iPad.
In addition to being a baby boomer blogger and a writer, my background includes more than 35 years experience in corporate communications, brand marketing, event production, public relations and magazine publishing. In 2013, I retired from my full-time corporate job to pursue my blogging, writing and communications consulting.
Plus, I completed a new journey receiving my YTT200 certification at Lourdes Institute of Wholistic Studies in Camden, NJ. I’m excited to be a yoga instructor and share the benefits of yoga and mindfulness meditation during my second act.
Baby boomer blogger and speaker
My writing has appeared in a variety of online publications including The Huffington Post, HealthyWomen.org, Getting on Travel (now closed), Midlife Boulevard, My Itchy Travel Feet, and Collette Tours, and I have been a featured speaker on social media and reinventing your life after 50 at events such as the Pennsylvania Conferences for Women.
I hope you’ll come back and join the fun.
I really enjoyed your boomerslifeafter50 blog. I had no idea how talented and accomplished you are. You are truly amazing! Please add me to your email. I can hardly wait to read your next blog!
Nancy, thanks so much for your kind words. I will add you to the email list.
Just subscribed…Have been doing my own blog for 2+ years, following husband’s traumatic accident. Was a way to focus myself on the positive. We share young widowhood (I divorced one husband and buried two more, by the age of 42.) I kiddingly said “All right, God, I know I was supposed to be a nun!” (saw “The Nuns’s Story” 7 times when I was growing up as a young Catholic girl.) Happy to find your blog…
Colleen, Glad to have you as part of my blog community.
You have a marvelous blog, Judy, and am glad to meet another like-minded over 50+ woman blogging about being over 50! I hope you will take a look at my blog whenever you get a chance. In the meantime, Happy New Year and continued success with A Baby Boomer Woman’s Life After 50. Congrats on the nod from Huffington Post! Cheers~Cathy
Cathy, thanks for your positive comments. I will take a look at your blog and add it to my blog roll. Have a happy new year.
Hope you are doing well!
I visited your blog earlier today and just wanted to congratulate you on a well presented, and informative blog. I have an article on “Tips to Plan for Safe And Richer Retirement” which has content relevant to your site. I am interested to do guest post submission.
Thanks & regards
Laura, if you are interested in doing a guest post, please contact me via email and submit your credentials. Thanks for your interest in my blog.
Just signed on yesterday I’m 6mos into being a widow and trying to find some positivity.
Enjoyed todays post…also missing my Mom!
Brenda, thank you so much for your readership and your comment. So sorry to hear about your losses. It will take time to find the positivity in your life, but it will come. I found that having gratitude for the 24 year loving marriage I had helped me through. Same for my mom who lived to 91. She is forever in my memories.
So glad to have found your wonderful blog! I am 54 and am about to become a student again! I too have just started a new blog for the over 50s.
Bea, thanks so much for your positive response. Glad to have you as a follower and fellow boomer girl. Good luck to you as you start your new blog and I’ll definitely check it out. Also good luck with school
Your blog is just fabulous. I have just shared it with my mother, who is a baby boomer!! I find great tips and lots of fun. I would like to know how to have you review a product. Have a wonderful week…stay cool!
Tara, thanks for your positive feedback. So nice to hear kind and thoughtful words. If you would like me to review your product, please contact me via my email listed on my home page.
What an interesting path you have travelled. If it’s one thing I have learned about us boomers, it’s that we have practically invented reinventing — as in ourselves. Brava!
With that big, warm smile, life can’t help but smile back at you.
M-T, thanks for your positive note. I so appreciate hearing from new readers. Boomer women are really reinventing life after 50.
Even more so after 60! Something for you to look forward to, “n’est-ce pas?”
Thanks for stopping by to visit my Blog
Absolutely and I’m getting closer every year.
A friend recently connected me with your blog. What wonderful, and insightful information you share. And, all done my favorite way, with a dose of humor. I am a Transition Life Coach for Empty Nesters and will be sharing some of your posts with my followers. I can be found on FB… https://www.facebook.com/emptynestinstitute. Thanks again for putting such a positive spin on ladies in their “next chapter”.
Pamela, thanks for your note. Glad you find my information helpful. Would love to have you write a guest post sometime in the future.
Hope you’re doing well!
I’m Rose Marlo and am an avid reader and blogger, a passion which I think we share.
Your blog “aboomerslifeafter50.com” is by far the most interesting I have come across in the recent past, hands down!
The writer in me is yearning to write a piece for your blog, maybe around 400-500 words, or whatever you are okay with.
Awaiting your reply.
Rose, thanks for your positive review. Glad to hear you like my content. Please email me with your blog information and background and I will take a look and we can see if your content would work.
Hi Judi, I don’t think I ever realized that you were in corporate communications and marketing when you were still on the corporate side. We’ve got quite a lot in common, I was in Corporate Communications for years on the corporate side, before I quit to start the life of a consultant which I’ve been living for the past 8 years. I really enjoy your blog!
Claudia, nice to connect and thank you for your positive comments about my blog. Hoping you will be at the BAM conference so we can meet in person. May the new year bring continued good health and happiness.
Hi Judi (really Judy),
Love your blog. What is your policy on me referencing some of your blogs for my audience?
I am a crusader for Boomer women to help unravel the misinformation about skin care for our generation and I’m an exiting high level corporate consultant. Hooray! I bet we could swap some funny corporate America stories. 🙂
If you need something stronger to keep your neck wrinkle-free, I’ve got something for you 😉
Keep on Rockin’ It Gurl!!!!!
Gretchen, thanks for your nice words about my blog. Please feel free to email me directly if you would like to reference my blog content. Will take a look at your blog.
Thanks, Judi for stopping by my blog. I’m really quite happy to have connected with yours. It’s nice to read about fellow Boomers who are aging but not necessarily getting old anytime soon. Looking forward to reading more!
Debby, thanks for joining my community. Always glad to have more boomer women on board.
I am truly inspired by your website, Judy! I have been “throwing around” the idea of starting my own blog since I turned 50, 3 years ago. My website is not published yet but I hope to have it completed, soon. Currently I am living in Shanghai China as a “trailing spouse” (yes, the official term used for women who follow their husbands to China) expat and have lot’s of time on my hands! Anyway, thanks for your stories and insights – I look forward to seeing more!
Lori, thanks so much for your nice compliments on my blog. I am honored to have you as a reader. Sounds like you are having an exciting life after 50 so far – living in China!
Hello Judi! As a retired fellow Baby Boomer , I have thoroughly enjoyed your blog and find myself “needing” to submerge myself in your posts to laugh, learn and relate to other Baby Boomers.
I have recently become a sales rep for Monat hair products. These products are all natural and I believe will help so many men and women and children.
With your consent, I would like to send you samples of my hair products to use and send back your feedback. Your valued opinion would mean a lot.
Thanks much Judi!
Thanks for your note. I will review your products and email you directly.
I thoroughly enjoyed reading your blog. It is humorous, enlightening and educational in that it is helping me to start my own blog geared to the baby boomers but from a different perspective. Please take a look at my site, and give me some feedback.
Glad you are venturing into the blogging world. Good luck.
Love your blog. Thank you for the wonderful review of your Rhine river cruise, I am looking forward to mine in May. Continue your travels.
Wendy, so glad you love my blog. Enjoy your Rhine river cruise and let me know how you like it when you return.
My good luck today – just discovered you. Seems like the whole world already does!! I would so love to share that after 60, i created my own “niche women’s travel” experience – and it is one of the best things I could have ever done! Feeling excited about life. Knowing I am making a difference – and working with Boomer Women. Love your blog. Here’s my site at “Women’s Journey to Kenya” http://www.globalheartjourneys.net
Thanks a million! Linda Higdon
Linda, thanks for your nice note. I will check out your website and would love to feature you on my blog.
We met at TechMunch in NYC on September 28. I was sitting to your left (Cindy). Meeting you was inspirational. You are such a lovely woman and I can’t wait to read your blogs. Hope we meet again.~
Cindy, it was so nice to meet you too. Go for your goals. Look forward to following you on instagram.
Just found your site and so happy! Following you now on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram. I’m an author, and my Facebook page is Singing in Silence, the title of my novel., a historical spiritual thriller. The protagonist, Stella, a progressive yet self-centered Bay Area menopausal woman, devastated by divorce and her mother’s suicide, is mysteriously lured on a soul-changing journey with her widowed best friend Maggie and finds herself as the leader of a global tribe of midlife women destined to usher in a culture of peace, as they are pitted in a quantum fight against the entrenched powerful forces that use hate to divide and control. A story connecting a similar random series of historical events into a single narrative that moves from San Francisco to France and spectacularly climaxes in Turkey. I would love to send you a copy to review and feature on your Book section. Thanks for your time and your work.
Karen, sounds like an interesting read. Will check it out.
Hi there Judy. My name is Barbara and my co-author and I have written a book called “Over-Sixty: Shades of Gray.” Do you ever blog about books on aging? This is a entertaining, informative book on how to navigate the aging process. Which for me to tell you the truth, sucks! I would love to hear from you. Our website is still under construction.
Hello from Texas, Judy! Although I’ve been a freelance writer for over 10 years, I have recently stepped into the blogging arena. As I was researching, I came across your blog and I LOVE it so much! It is such a fun-find to realize we are all navigating the whole Baby Boomer thing together. I can see I am going to have a large time reading your posts! If you are curious about my take on life, come on over! : )) https://www.conniestrongwriter.com/
Connie, thanks for stopping by and I hope you will return. Kudos for you on starting a blog.
Hello Judi! This Canadian baby boomer totally relates to what you said about turning 50 – it too was a life-changing one for me, as I dealt with a health issue and my best friend passed away. But we rise again from all these challenges and are stronger for them. I am glad to have discovered you, as I just started a boomer blog for women with a friend of mine. http://www.fabulousboomersisters.com I look forward to following you!
Dani, I’m so sorry for your loss and for your health issues. Glad to have you as part of my community of post 50 females. I look forward to checking out your blog as well.