Welcome to “A Baby Boomer Woman’s Life After 50.” I’m Judy Freedman, a post-50, or should I say as of January 2018, post 60 female baby boomer. 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 10 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 started blogging 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 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.
Syndicated Blogger and Speaker
You can also find my blogs on The Huffington Post, HealthyWomen.org, Getting on Travel, Midlife Boulevard, My Itchy Travel Feet, and as a featured speaker on social media and reinventing your life after 50 at events such as the Pennsylvania Conferences For Women. I’ve also lead sessions on mindfulness and meditation to help people, especially bloggers, avoid burnout. My most recent session was at the PHLBloggers Blog Connect Conference in 2018.
Recognition and Media Coverage
I am very proud that my blog has received award-winning recognition from:
♥ The Huffington Post “7 Favorite Blogs For Women Post 50” (November 2012)
♥ The Harvard Business Review Blog “Yes, Marketers There Is LIfe After Mommyblogging.” Says author Morra Aarons-Mele “Hers is an authoritative voice, one well worth the attention of a brand marketer.” (April 2013)
♥ An Official Honoree in the 17th Annual Webby Awards for Personal Blog or Website Category (April 2013)
♥ A feature story in the Jewish Community Voice of Southern New Jersey (August 2013)
♥ A radio interview on WWDB-860 AM Boomer Generation Radio (September 2014)
♥ Featured in “9 Things People Who Retire Early Do” at Wise Bread (February 2015)
♥ Selected by WYZA in Australia as one of its “15 Bloggers Over 50 Making Their Mark.” (February 2015)
♥ Featured in “Blogger’s Indispensable Tips and Tools For Time Management” at Beyond Your Blog (May 2015)
♥ Interviewed for The Interprize Group website on intrepreneurship: “Judy Freedman on Reinvention After 50: A Boomer Blooms.” (May 2015)
♥ Named by aplaceforMom.com Senior Living Blog as one of its“10 Awesome Baby Boomer Bloggers” (September 2015)
♥ Featured on BBC.com about “Yes, You Can Retire at 50 – Here’s How” (June 2016)
♥ Selected by Personal Income as one of their Top 25 Baby Boomer Blogs and featured in “The Baby Boomer Blogs You Need in Your Life Right Now.” (August 2016)
♥ Interviewed for Experience 50 – The Podcast about “Reinvention at 50” (March 2017)
♥ Featured in the Chicago Tribune about “Women Over 50 Have Radiance in Abundance” (March 2017)
♥ An Official Honoree in the 21st Annual Webby Awards for Personal Blog or Website Category (April 2017)
♥ Recognized by Feedspot as one of the “Top 75 Baby Boomer Blogs” on the web. (November 2017)
♥ Honored as a 2017 “Senior Living Awards Finalist” for Best Senior Fitness Blogs by SeniorHomes.com. (November 2017)
♥ Quoted in the Association for Long-Term Care Planning on “Turning 60? Use These Tips from Retirement Experts.” (May 2018)
♥ Featured in an interview on Yes and Yes Blog entitled: “True Story: I Reinvented Myself at 50.” (July 2018)
To Contact Me
To contact me regarding guest posts, speaking and teaching engagements, advertising or promotions, product reviews or other requests related to my blog, or if you would like to hire JudiBoomergirl Communications LLC for an upcoming communications project, please send an email to:
You can also reach me at:
Facebook: Judi Boomer Girl
Pinterest: Judy Freedman
LinkedIn: Judy Freedman
I hope you’ll come back again and join the fun.
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