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Visible and (Extra) Ordinary 50+ Women

March 11th, 2014 by michelle | No Comments

Amy turning 50

The next visible and (extra) ordinary 50+ women is Amy Wallen. Why Amy? Let me count the ways: 1) She’s 50+; 2) She’s funny; 3) She wears cool glasses; and, 4) She’s a helluva writer. Read more: Me: I was horrified (I know dramatic) how 50+ women said they became invisible when they became 50.  […]

Visible and (Extra) Ordinary 50+ Women (Part 2 of 2)

February 4th, 2014 by michelle | No Comments

Judy Reeves

 Judy Reeves’  journey continues.  Read why Judy writes, why she likes the company of women, and why wild women are her favorite kind of women. Why writing?  Writing is not for the faint of heart, especially vulnerable, truthful writing, right? Yes, it can be heartbreaking, but I knew I was a writer at eight years […]

Visible and (Extra) Ordinary 50+ Women (Part 1 of 2)

January 17th, 2014 by michelle | No Comments


I gripped the steering wheel.  I was a suburban girl.  I wasn’t used to driving in downtown San Diego.  The first car crash I had was here and it had been during the day.  Now it was dark only the streetlights glowed casting weird shadows on the street. I searched for the address. Where was […]

Becoming a Visible and (Extra) Ordinary 50+ Women

January 2nd, 2014 by michelle | No Comments

How to be more visible

  I’m not much for making New Year’s resolutions. I think it’s all those years growing up, and in my twenties, where I didn’t feel good enough, smart enough, thin enough, enough-enough. During this time, I didn’t just have New Year’s resolutions, I had morning resolutions, day resolutions, month resolutions. Inevitably I would fail. I’m […]

Visible and (Extra) Ordinary 50+ Women

December 14th, 2013 by Robin McNulty | No Comments


Meet the next fabulous 50+ woman, Katie Dexter. Katie is a wife, mother of two adult children, a daughter, sister, aunt, and friend. She is a genuine, authentic, caring woman. She speaks her mind, and at times not in the most politically correct way. She will do anything to help family, friends and strangers in […]

Visible and (Extra) Ordinary 50+ Women

December 10th, 2013 by michelle | No Comments

Helen Reddy 2009

I am honored and humbled by the 50+ women we have highlighted here.  Daughters have honored their moms; friends have written about their friends. Today I am changing the rules and paying tribute to a woman who will probably never read these words. I was only nine when “I Am Woman” became number one on […]

Visible and (Extra) Ordinary 50+ Women

December 7th, 2013 by Larissa Johnson | No Comments

Larissa and her fabulous mom

I am submitting my mother, Linda McKinley – 54 years old and AMAZING! Linda McKinley is the most resilient, strongest, and selfless woman I know. Though I was raised in a single parent home, I never felt as though I was missing out on anything – I, and my two cousins who my mom raised […]

Visible and (Extra)Ordinary 50+ Women

November 27th, 2013 by Lindsey Means | 2 Comments

the means

I’m writing to you today to tell you about my mom, Judy Means. She is an (extra)ordinary woman to say the least. As the holidays are quickly approaching, we all are thinking about those special people in our lives. I know one thing for sure – Mom ,misses her Mom more than anything. Nana passed […]

Visible and (Extra)Ordinary 50+ Women

November 19th, 2013 by michelle | No Comments

Danielle Schmidt Celebrating Life

  Danielle just joined the ranks of the 50+ woman. I don’t know if she is as thrilled as I am about this occasion, but I am. Finally, I get to honor this (extra)ordinary woman. Let me count the ways:  Danielle joined me and our mutual friend, Kimberly, at Kimberly’s cabin. I had a two […]

Visible and (Extra)Ordinary 50+ Women

November 15th, 2013 by admin | No Comments


I hope you will indulge me… You see, Deborah Cohan is NOT a 50+ woman.  She is 44.  However, what she did in the OR before her double mastectomy was EXTRAORDINARY.  Here’s to all the joyful, courageous, inspiring women in our lives. I am blessed to honor women such as Deborah Cohan, my mom, Robin […]

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