Be The Mother-In-Law You Wish You’d Had

Cherish Relationships

According to the Book of Genesis, right after creating the heavens, earth,  and humanity, God created marriage. And I’m pretty sure that the next day, somebody invented the mother-in-law joke.

Okay, maybe not the very next day because, as one of those jokes states, “Adam and Eve were the happiest, luckiest couple on earth because neither of them had a mother-in-law.” continue reading

Fierce, Fabulous Boots That Won’t Hurt Your Feet

Beauty and Fashion, Love Your Body
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When the weather turns wet, slushy, or snowy, a good pair of boots that won’t hurt your feet (or two or three) is a must.

Here in my high desert home in Central Oregon, people can don their winter boots as early as Halloween and live in them all the way until Memorial Day, so I really need boots that are sturdy and comfortable, as well as fashionable. continue reading

About Fierce Beyond 50

Introduction

My name is Marie Bostwick. I’m a wife to one, mother to three, and grandmother to five. I’m also a New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of seventeen works of uplifting women’s and historical fiction, with more in the works, and this is a big, big day for me!

Over a year ago, I bought a domain name and started dreaming about writing and creating something I felt was missing from the blogosphere, a blog for women like me. What do I mean by “women like me”?

Women who are over fifty and happy about it. Really.

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6 Reasons It’s Fantastic to be Over 50

Celebrate Life
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When you were in your twenties, thirties, or even early forties, did you ever look down the distant road to your fiftieth birthday and imagine it could mark the start of the best, most exciting, awesome years of your life?

Neither did I.

But now that I’m here, I’ve discovered that being over fifty is fantastic!

Women entering their fifties are coming into a peak period of life, a period that can extend for many years and even decades. Why? Because, by and large, women beyond fifty share qualities that allow them to enjoy life more fully than ever and to powerfully impact the world around them. Those qualities, the six reasons it’s fantastic to be over fifty, can be summed up in one word…FIERCE. continue reading

Your Roadmap for the Best, Most Productive Year

Plan for Tomorrow, Shape Your Legacy
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As stated in my earlier post, 6 Reasons It’s Fantastic to be a Woman Over 50, one of the great things for women at this stage of life is having a sure and certain knowledge about how quickly time goes by. That translates into a genuine enthusiasm and urgency to make every moment count. In short – we’re in a hurry.

And we should be! continue reading

Never Too Late – Marie’s First Triathlon

Love Your Body, Marie's Triathlon Journey, Never Too Late
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Today, I am making a huge and surprising announcement.

Ready? Here goes…

In 2018, I intend to enter and complete my first triathlon.

Okay, sure. In the grand scheme of things, this isn’t quite stop-the-presses news.  Hundreds of thousands of athletes compete in triathlons every year, I get that.  But, for someone like me, this is a very big deal.

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How to Start Your Day (and The One Thing That Makes Everything Easier)

Grow in Wisdom, Nurture Your Soul
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Every evening, I sit down and write out my goals for the next day. Learning how to start your day (and end it) is so important. With so many hats to wear and balls to juggle – wife, mother, daughter, grandmother, writer, blogger, speaker, boss, friend – it’s a necessity, the only way I can hope to keep track of what I need to do and where I need to be. Over the years, as the number of hats has multiplied, my system for list making has evolved considerably.  continue reading