And yes I wanna be that women in the picture when I grow up! While every woman should have at least one cardigan in their clothing arsenal, I’d like to go a step further and suggest a variety of colors and materials. Bravo! There needs to be much more of it! “Should”…….says who? Thank you. Tap here to turn on desktop notifications to get the news sent straight to you. One great coffee table book every guest will pick up. I am slowly moving from mid-twenties to late twenties. The knowledge of who you are as a woman. More from The Active Times: 25 ‘Bad’ Habits That Are Actually Good for You. This was one of the most amazing things I’ve read in a while. I am 57 but like many here I do not feel any older, in my mind I am still 20. “I AM” The Pants source: She had just passed her 30th birthday and wanted to share some of the truths she had come to know at that time. Always nice to feel the feelings when reading the list now and again ♥ Cheers to the ladies that are able to love themselves, for it gives us the power to love others. It’s a wonderful guide to help women realize that we’re ready to embrace 50 wholeheartedly. This comment sounds like pain. 42. Not……@ 50 you have much to still live for!!!! I will do some checking to verify. Technology is your … Tracey. I didn’t realize it went through. It’s a moment where you glance back in the rear view mirror at the good, bad and ugly and realize that this is what made me who I am today. Thank you for sharing. Rules to live by for mr. Married at 18 – 4 kids by the age of 22 – bought my first home at 21 – started an excavating business at age 22, that I still own and run at age 68. Love all the wonderful comments…You ladies are Awesome! Tracey. Make it a great day! A hobby that you can get lost in for hours. This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Go abroad. This makes me pretty proud of where I am compared to where I used to be! Hi. Tracey. I would only go back to being in my 30’s if I could take all I know with me! A piece of jewelry that has sentimental meaning. These are the 50 things every man should own. That is a marvelous accomplishment. This list, with some modifications, would be perfect for men, too. The ability to let go of the hurts from your childhood and embrace the fact that your parents did the best they could with the skills they had, 26. As an Octogenarian, however, the one that’s becoming most difficult is #32. You sound very inspired… and what a great idea adult foster care sounds. I think aging is different for every woman as it depends so much on health, situation and personal security. Not meaning to sound so maudlin. 48. I found a lot of items on this list kind of sexist and demeaning. because I get asked that question frequently) Someone or something you LOVE with your whole heart, 36. These don’t cost you anything, but they allow us to continue running this site and providing free content for our readers. I am happy to say I have “been there and done all of that” even if I don’t have the tee shirt to prove it? This is powerful and I have it posted on my vision board. Tracey, I am 54 today and as I reflect on my life and read this list, it makes me realize how far I have come with all that I have checked on the list AND and how much further I have to go to complete it.. Great list…. I would hope long before 50 a woman would not be ashamed of lingerie. Of course she did! I had my son at age 37 and my daughter at age 40. The 10 Best LED Strip Lights for Illuminating Any Space. A lot of done and a lot more to do. Wonderful but pretty intimidating if you aren’t even close to this…. Thanks for sharing it Mz.Dena!!!! 1. Wish I had seen this article previously ; for I did not actually see the milestone as a mild- stone, to be gently turned over-as a new leaf. A set of lingerie that you would not be ashamed to be seen wearing. Make it a great day! We are each totally unique and different. I just love that it is inspiring you as well as so many others! We’re Californians, after all! 13. I’m way behind! My gentle, softly Southern mother once said to me, “Every Southern woman’s first name should be ‘Grace’ and she is usually called by most anything else .”. While I am not yet 40, I have several of these items checked off and am in the works with several. Sorry life’s bumps and setbacks have made you feel this way, but that’s your choice. We are all a work in progress, have fun on the journey! Almost 10 years ago, Glamour created a list, 30 Things Every Woman Should Have and Should Know by the Time She’s 30. Jan 27, 2019 - 50 Things Every Woman Should Have By Age 50 While by no means complete, this is a very insightful list of possible goals for women. High heels may actually be the worst shoes ever, but they certainly do make most women feel more attractive. Thank you for sharing…I wish you all a Very Merry Christmas….and a wonderful prosperous New Year…xox, Thank YOU Wendle.. it has reached South Africa and way beyond.. 10/10 for your amazing perception.. I’m 70 and completely on the same page (and still happily married after nearly 50 years with inevitable ups and downs :)), Thank you Wendle ,This says it all , I will share this with my Bestie here in Australia as only girls would do, over a bottle of White . My inspirational slogan is “There is life after Trauma”. Please verify author. Not all to-do lists have to be formidable! I love the fact that I could pretty much check off almost ever points…. Women make loads of mistakes when buying bras (for one thing, you shouldn't wear the same bra two days in a row); here's some great info on how to get them right. The original author is Wemd;e Beaton of I turned 65 this past July 2020 but still feeling this little kid inside me! This ia amazing… I’m not yet 40 but this is an amazing list. Me too Maureen. , 51. I will be keeping a copy of this in my journal . I love this!!!! I love this, and would love to have a printed copy. Just researched it and the site states it was, Annah Stretton. Absolutely love it!!! As a 63 year old woman I can say I am almost there with all of these. 20. We all need a little reminder every now and then just how far we’ve come….. Merry Christmas from Toronto Canada….??? I agree. #24 is the best. Make it a great day I’ve tried to link the website to my comment. Great read, Vicki B. We would be happy to give credit to the original author if anyone knows who it is definitively, If you enjoyed 50 Things Every Woman Should Have By Age 50 you may also enjoy…. Jeans are an everyday staple that can be worn to virtually every occasion. Make it a great day! Thank you for posting this – it serves as a great reminder to the beauty that is womanhood. The ability to look in a mirror and love the ripples and bumps and wrinkles that stare back at you….because you earned them all over time. “A great pair of spanx” sounds like we’re going back to the 50’s and girdles. Wow! 14. this list simply amazing. pretty close. Sorry, your blog cannot share posts by email. The knowledge on how to break-up with a man or confront a friend without losing your temper or your self respect. I like this but wish it had less focus on things that happened in past relationships. An outfit so lovely that you’d unabashedly wear it in front of anyone, at any time. I love this. A purpose to rise out of bed every morning.….when I first posted this…it went viral and I was floored by just how far reaching this was…….It went to over 25 million readers within 4 days…… Im sure somewhere along the way in internet land, my name was unattached……… We all need a little reminder every now and then….just how far we have come and how great our life has been to date….. Thank you for sharing with us Tracey. We've written about the eight sexy items every woman should own. Find that quiet space where no one can intrude on your thoughts. I also love reading everyone’s comments! A spirituality that feeds your spirit and nourishes your soul. Make it a great day! Life is short! My many mistakes turned to wisdom. To know that no amount of lip-liner can ever match the experience of receiving a smile from someone whose life has altered it’s trajectory because you were the catalyst that made it possible. ~Tracey. My niece sent it to me and I smiled, and almost cried, at many of them. Thank you Beth. Same with the push-up bra. Thank you for this list. <3 It is so rear these days. I’m not saying you need matching wineglasses and the perfect black blazer because I’m not Lauren Conrad. Thank you for sharing! Eventually I got my head out of my ass and got my nursing degree and opened an adult foster care home. Here is a good article about it and also a mention of a book Glamour published in 2012 with the original list and several other personal anecdotes and essays from notable women like Kathy Griffin, Lisa Ling, Lauren Conrad, Taylor Swift, Katie Couric, and… Maya Angelou, among others. A piece of furniture that has never been previously owned by anyone in your family that you bought with your own money and makes you happy. 11. It’s truly a Beautiful thing when Women boost each other. 30. A little taller, and a lot wiser. Love it have to work on getting my spanks. But you do deserve a few fine items, and here are 20 things every man should own. Make it a great day! It’s truly a Beautiful thing when Women boost each other. I am 72 and still find this to be mostly current. This may have been addressed in above comments, but the list was actually written by Pamela Redmond Satran for a Glamour Magazine article in 1997. I am happy and optimistic that all the dark parts I lived through and ‘survived’ are in the past and I am going to make my future the best years yet. 33. And what’s wrong with antiques (mid-century being my favorite)? And for more inspiration on items to ditch in the new year, check out the 40 Things No Woman Should … I am 77 years old and have yet to live my life by someone else’s guidelines. After 30 years, I went to work full time this year after raising 4 kids to adulthood (because I wanted to not because I got a divorce or became a widow …. Took a while to get there. For more information please view our full Disclosure and Privacy Policy}. As with most articles, it is simply the authors perspective. I just came across this article the other day and it stopped me in my tracks. I love it. I agree! It will take care of all 50 things, prayerfully by age 50. Thank you so much for your beautiful comment Linda! These types of things will earn my respect and to me, the rest is fluff, self-obsessive, navel-gazing fluff. I would add #51. My The memory of a kiss so powerful…just the thought of it could sustain you into old age. But a real athletic shirt and bra will make you feel good about yourself -- and perhaps even more serious about your exercise routine. It was one my fondest memories. Two Southern Sweeties participates in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to We kept wondering why the Lord was making us wait. 11) A pencil skirt. Stacey, An old boyfriend who makes you smile with melancholy when you remember him and an old boyfriend who makes you proud of how far you’ve come. I can honestly say, I have done or experienced . I love this, in my 40’s I realized I was comfortable in my own skin. Estrogen: ... Every year; Mammogram: Every 1 to 2 years; Tracey. Enjoyed sooo many of the items every woman should have at least been through. This list was just what I needed. So I guess this means I am one very lucky and accomplished girl – though I do not have what society thinks I ought to have at my age… Time to accknowledge that, it seems, be happy and just live MY life exactly the way I already do – MY WAY! 1. And at 50+ a pushup bras or Spanx gives an outfit it’s shape. and now my moving forward is still moving forward in life, Congratulations Juanita!!! I have Three children all DAUGHGTERS & hope that they achieve t& exceed this list. 34. Make it a great day! Merry Christmas to you all and may your list be accomplished…, Happy Birthday and Merry Christmas to you as well. Thank you for posting. A dedicated workspace. No longer fresh out of college, we’re expected to have some things concretely figured out. You are truly inspiring!! Preferably silk. 22. When I got to item 32 “. 16. 30 Things Every Woman Should Have and Should Know by the Time She's 30 If you haven't read the classic life-wisdom list, curl up and do it now—and let … 1.) Actually this was written by Pamela Redmond Satran. 51. I can tell you from personal experience, you have it within you to overcome. At 43, I feel like I have a good start on this list. I am 64 and my list would be more about my children, travels, and career and less about men, makeup and clothing.. Be Awesome because you Are! The ever-increasing number of birthday candles on the annual sweet symbol of aging should be an inspiration to continue to live our lives to the fullest. This list is not very empowering. At least one scar on your heart where HE hurt you. (Men too ) Thanks for posting. We've rounded up every item that a woman over 50 should clear out of her home, from serious fashion don'ts to grievous décor offenses. 8) A really nice clutch bag. After all, if you haven’t heard, 50 is the new 30! Tracey, Her Name is Iris Von Arnim ( 71 yrs old, born in Poland) She is a internationally acclaimed German fashion designer , Thank you so much for finding out the information! You deserve to “treat yourself” more often! I’m snarky, kind, sweet, straight -forward and crazy – I love my children, my grandchildren, my great-grandchildren and they love my crazy, my cooking , my music and my ideas !! 12. With no spanx needed if not wanted. Yet we've never gone so far as to suggest what every woman 50 and older should own -- until now. Make it a great day! 5) Something nice passed down by your grandmother or mother. Much of it inspires me, and fires my soul to grow. What an achievement! I just turned 65, a few days go, and this is just as true as ever for me. I didn’t think anyone would have been able to come up with 50 points that portrays a woman as well as this one does. I turned 63 on the 15th. Two Southern Ladies that will share tips, recipes, stories and even a few secrets. 4. Its not over until God says its over. 19. 45. Make it a great day! Fashion guru Tim Gunn said that leggings are great for those 50 or older, so long as you watch where they end. A place to go just to think… where you can be completely alone with your thoughts. I will be 77 in Feb. Tracey. Bravo! x. Great article! 1. My husband and I wanted children early in our marriage and had all the test possible at that time. As I look back on this last quarter century, I am reminded of all that I have accomplished. At 51, I’ve done 48 of these. Hello, I am the writer of this list of 50 Things….When I first posted this…It went viral within 4 days going to over 25 million readers….I’m sure during its reposting across the globe my name was somewhere erased…. That's why we've compiled a list of some of the stuff no woman should have in her home after the age of 40—to help transform your home into a Marie Kondo-worthy maison. I better get started. I celebrated my 55th last week by getting my first tattoo! You should really give credit to the author and not present the work of others as your own. I may want to work for you. Cheers ! A photo album full of memories..even if it’s on a flash drive or saved to the cloud. Thank you! What every woman needs when you get to 50 years old, is so true! But I find other ways.i take off on my own whenever the urge strikes me. 8. Tracey. I am very proud to have arrived at this Age of Enlightenment and look forward to looking ahead to do things a little better and more adventurous than the first 50. I adore this list and have accomplished much (but I have a few to catch up on) Check it out - how many have YOUR little ones done? I love the message and love this post & how it’s brought the message to even more strong, capable, independent women! What makes you happy and what is no longer tolerated. Glad I was able to help! 27. Great list! Awesome list! Thanks. I just Love Love Love!! As we all know “in His time”. , At 80 I have found more depth in my soul and more love in my life than in all the years that have gone before. Nice work. 50 Things Every Woman Should Have By Age 50. An accomplishment that’s all yours…outside of your children, not tied to your spouse…something you have done or created all on your own. Great – made me chuckle. Below are 50 things every woman should have by the age of 50. 16. 5. Some are severe downs, but hell I’m still here doing what I want & no one is here telling me what I can or can’t do. Jeff Isy. The goal for the over-50 woman is to look classy, with a little touch of personality. Post was not sent - check your email addresses! I will always refer to these 50 things to keep me balanced and lifted. But I refused to pay him support and alimony.i refuse, so I’m stuck…. This was actually written by Pamela Redmond Satran. ... such as high cholesterol and blood pressure, risks rise to 50%. (Image via Pinterest) I have almost every one of the 50. (well…. 13. Thank your Two Southern Ladies, for putting things into perspective. Rockin’ life at age 67, baby! An old boyfriend who makes you smile with melancholy when you remember him and an old boyfriend who makes you proud of how far you’ve come. I know is I have many sisters who are completely happy to be married. 2. I was debating to make one for myself and now I have my list! Sure, photos that show you standing behind your children are fantastic. Why do I need spanx? by Emily Johnson. I have my own toolkit (since my husband’s is in shambles), I have painted my entire house largely on my own. 7. ‘pre-owned’ furniture is far more valuable that something you pick up at Ikea or the local department store. 25 Practical Things That a 25 Year Old Woman Should Have / Comments Off on 25 Practical Things That a 25 Year Old Woman Should Have. I have been very independent all my life & wouldn’t change a thing! Whether it's a string of pearls or a straw hat, every woman should own something special that conjures up memories of an admired relative who's no longer around. Thank you Barbara. You might have bought your first vibrator decades ago, but that doesn't mean you still shouldn't own one at 50. Go somewhere with no cell phone reception for at least a week. Karla, the website showed up with no problem when I copied and pasted it to my friend on facebook. An outfit that feels like you are in a cocoon and safe from the world…its usually fleece or flannel, 24. Won’t do the spanks or underwire…LOL… or the lingerie – but that’s okay by me. They’re much better than new furniture. This is great; however, there is no K in SPANX. 12) A nice set of luggage. Passport is ready……. Thank you. And yet. Oh my.. so sorry for the double posting. The Huffington Post has written about the 10 things everyone should do before they die. It was later mistakenly attributed to Maya Angelou. I’m making progress at 37…. I look at this list and see that I have accomplished pretty much all. The ability to be in a relationship with a man without arguing or being passive/aggressive. In a world that is so youth-obsessed that, many women over 50 feel the desire to dress as young as possible. I realize I am finally owning who I am and what I have become. I completed this list when I finally got my own portable drill this month ??? Add your voice. An email address, a voice mailbox, and a bank account — all of which nobody has access to but you. I am turning 50 beautiful years old in 3 weeks. 13) Sexy shoes. No chance in hell I’ll have all this by 50 – but wasn’t that #36?? Didn’t realize how many of these I had and how important they were as I close in on 50. (Or girdle or a lace up corset…that’s not progress or empowering to women. . 10 Medical Tests Every Woman Should Have 10 Medical Tests Every Woman Should Have ... Doctors suggest you have your first colonoscopy at age 50. Passing forty, in a pickle, with a guy but I wish he wasn’t my last stop, cos he’s not father material and he knows it, but how did I ever get to the stage that im glad of something than nothing, the younger me would be derisive of this me! I love when woman say positive supporting and up lifting words and things to others! Something you do that’s just for you and no one else. Like being married to your brother. A suit … that actually fits. What an amazing list. Still have a way to go at 69, but I was a late bloomer! No doubt Spanx is a good idea for those who don't mind a discreet all-day embrace -- no matter how uncomfortable. It sure does sound like you are living the width of your life as well as the length., The Weekend Update : Dec 30 – Everything Bloom, The Definitive List for Every Woman - Annah Stretton, 50 Things Every Woman Should Have By Age 50 – IamStillSkippy, 54 and a list to accomplish – Epic Reality, 50 Things Every Woman Should Have By Age 50 – I am still Skippy, What Not To Wear After Age 50 - It Might Not Be What You Think. This list should be required reading to any woman aged 20 years and up! I don’t know why I couldn’t post the link but there could be filters to alleviate spammers (which is a good thing!) All the wrinkles and flaws , all the proud moments, they have made me who I am and I can look back at it all and build from it. This is a beautiful guide for anyone. Her name is Wendle Beaton. Some secret smiles — that’s taken care of. And, no matter how cliche, most women do. You have to look deep, pray long, accept the pain of clawing your way out of the muck, acknowledge that life is tough for some of us but we are tougher, trust God, and never ever give up. A bottle opener you didn’t get for free at 2-for-1 night. I love it. Yes, joint accounts are great, but it's a wonderful feeling to know you have some cash stashed away in case something happens -- and, as everyone knows, stuff happens -- you never saw coming. Author is Wemd ; e Beaton of right now by Heidi Priebe Updated September 14 2019. The radio you sing at the Dragstrip things every 50 year old woman should have you into old age is nothing but a clingy, well-fitting skirt... An emotional scar, while deeply entrenched things every 50 year old woman should have pain, has strengthened your character closet all year round to! Gunn said that leggings are great for those who do n't mind a discreet embrace. 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