17 episodes

Does the advice ‘just follow your passion’ make you tired or are you weary of seeing middle aged women portrayed as helpless victims of their hormones?

You’re not a Millennial, but you’re also not over the hill yet. Do you find yourself somewhere more in the...middle?

Then join Lana, Jen, and Tara, who offer a fresh, positive take on mid life--because it’s not a crisis!

Sandwiched between boomers and millennials, this podcast is for Gen Xers who know midlife isn’t about trying to look like they’re still in their twenties or wearing themselves out attempting to regain their youth. We’re proud of our wrinkles, scars, and saggy skin, because we’ve earned them! Join us as we discard society’s ideals about who we’re supposed to be and figure out this next exciting phase of our lives.

Here’s Reinventing Midlife: They may not know the answers, but they’re going to talk about it anyway!

Connect with Jen: www.jenmcdonald.net
Connect with Tara: www.tarahowes.com
Connect with Lana: www.lanasimmons.com

Reinventing Midlif‪e‬ Jen McDonald, Tara Howes and Lana Simmons

    • Personal Journals
    • 4.2 • 21 Ratings

Does the advice ‘just follow your passion’ make you tired or are you weary of seeing middle aged women portrayed as helpless victims of their hormones?

You’re not a Millennial, but you’re also not over the hill yet. Do you find yourself somewhere more in the...middle?

Then join Lana, Jen, and Tara, who offer a fresh, positive take on mid life--because it’s not a crisis!

Sandwiched between boomers and millennials, this podcast is for Gen Xers who know midlife isn’t about trying to look like they’re still in their twenties or wearing themselves out attempting to regain their youth. We’re proud of our wrinkles, scars, and saggy skin, because we’ve earned them! Join us as we discard society’s ideals about who we’re supposed to be and figure out this next exciting phase of our lives.

Here’s Reinventing Midlife: They may not know the answers, but they’re going to talk about it anyway!

Connect with Jen: www.jenmcdonald.net
Connect with Tara: www.tarahowes.com
Connect with Lana: www.lanasimmons.com

    New Year. New Midlife You?

    New Year. New Midlife You?

    It's the New Year! Jen, Tara and Lana catch up on all the big life changes that have been going on in their lives. Tune in as the ladies discuss the hot topic of New Year's Resolutions. Do you believe in New Year's Resolutions? Do you make them? Or is there a different New Year's tradition you lean towards?
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    E-mail us: reinventingmidlife@outlook.com
    Connect with Jen: www.jenmcdonald.net
    Connect with Tara: www.tarahowes.com
    Connect with Lana: www.lanasimmons.com

    • 37 min
    Falling into Life Changes and Mommy Wine Culture

    Falling into Life Changes and Mommy Wine Culture

    The ladies kick off the episode with celebrity sightings and who has seen the most celebrities. You’ll never guess what celebrity made Jen the most nervous.

    This episode’s topic centers around Mommy Wine Culture, what it is, and why was it created. Join the ladies as they discuss why Mommy Wine Culture came to their attention and if they feel it is covering up something bigger. Are you part of Mommy Wine Culture? Let us know what you think!

    • 50 min
    Is This What A Vacation Looks Like and Summer Hiatus

    Is This What A Vacation Looks Like and Summer Hiatus

    Join Jen, Tara, and Lana discuss how their summers and different now than when their kids were small and what they believe their summers will look like in the future. Have your vacations changed as your kids have gotten older?

    Enjoy your summer and we’ll reconnect in the fall! If you enjoy the show, be sure to subscribe on whatever podcast player you’re using and feel to drop us a line at reinventingmidlife@outlook.com

    • 55 min
    Whose Self-Care Is This Anyway?

    Whose Self-Care Is This Anyway?

    The hot topic of this episode is good ol' self-care. Is it something that’s important to you? Is it easier or more difficult the older you get? What does it mean for you? Tune in as the ladies discuss how they define self-care and what it looks like for them. If you enjoy the show, be sure to subscribe on whatever podcast player you’re using and feel to drop us a line at reinventingmidlife@outlook.com

    • 47 min
    Springing out of Hibernation with Travel, Plants and Bullet Journals

    Springing out of Hibernation with Travel, Plants and Bullet Journals

    Hey there! The ladies are back with a new upcoming schedule. It's been a busy month and neither Jen, Tara or Lana realized how long it had been since their last podcast. Catch up with the ladies as they talk about their spring activities, new hobbies and more!

    Connect with Jen: www.jenmcdonald.net

    Connect with Tara: www.tarahowes.com

    Connect with Lana: www.lanasimmons.com

    • 38 min
    Where have we been? The Side Effects of Marie Kondo and More!

    Where have we been? The Side Effects of Marie Kondo and More!

    We're back from our month long break of holiday madness! Join Jen, Tara and Lana as they catch up on life and reevaluate their New Year's Resolution Goals. Marie Kondo has hit these ladies hard! Tune into hear how the Netflix series has created change in their lives. Are you obsessed with Marie Kondo also? Are you ready for Spring? Don't forget to Subscribe to us on iTunes!

    • 45 min

Customer Reviews

4.2 out of 5
21 Ratings

21 Ratings

decOatmen ,

Great podcast!

Updating my review to say I’m bummed you stopped recording! Hope you all are well and healthy. Thanks for the show.

beachymomma ,

I feel like I have 3 new best friends

These ladies are so real and fun. I’m sad that I have already finished all the episodes. Can’t wait for new ones. It’s like having coffee with friends every time I listen

Holden Beach Bum ,

Real. Fun!

Fun, lighthearted and relatable. Grab your cup of coffee or start chopping those veggies for dinner. You’ll feel like you’re in the kitchen with your girlfriends! I often find myself actually laughing out loud or agreeing audibly before I realize I am standing there alone with my headphones on.

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