Barbara Hannah Grufferman

Women after 50

Week of May 13th Edition of FASHION FLASH is OUT!!

The newest FASHION FLASH is here–and hosted by nononsensebeautyblog! Together, the fab women of FASHION FLASH are ready to give you all the latest information and tips on health, beauty, fashion, skin care, fitness and everything you need to know THIS WEEK to simply look and feel your absolute best. Here’s the scoop:

My Blue Period

I’ve always been a bit of a late bloomer and never once have I referred to myself as an early adopter. Trends and . . . well . . . just about everything . . . need to grow on me–sometimes quite slowly–before they “take.” That’s why I’m only now wearing blue nail polish.

Fishnets: To Wear or Not to Wear?

An article in The Daily Mail (usually a blast of a read, with the prerequisite dry British humour–yes I spelled it the way they do–thrown in) stopped me in my tracks. I had actually been planning my outfit for a luncheon event and had decided to forgo my usual black on black and go with a peachy, swingy (but knee-length) skirt with . . . Read More


I’m thrilled that this week is hosting “Fashion Flash” . . . bringing you all the latest tips, advice and news on how to feel, look and be your best, straight from some of the coolest women bloggers around! I hope you’ll take the time to get to know each and every one of them by checking out their sites, . . . Read More

What I Know About Sex Now That I’m In My 50s

My husband and I met in the sweltering summer of 1992 and started rocking and rolling immediately. But from the moment we got married a year later, we were 1) thinking about getting pregnant, 2) in a state of pregnancy, 3) recovering from pregnancy or 4) enjoying (and coping with) the results of pregnancy: babies, toddlers and, now, two teenagers. . . . Read More

Vitamin D: You Know You Want it . . .

Some great news was just released that is sure to make big believers in the power of vitamin D smile, and maybe just a little smug. Not only is this little “vitamin that could” essential for keeping our brain cells healthy and percolating as we age, but taken with calcium, it offers a host of other health benefits, too. I got to . . . Read More