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Hi. I’m Jennifer.

Welcome to MidLife Modern, a lifestyle blog for grown-ass women. Me? I’m 40 +, urban dwelling, happily hitched, childfree and self-employed. I’m into food, travel, flea markets, home decorating, throwing dinner parties and boundless exploration. I like to dip my toes in wellness trends but will never give up butter. Like, ever.

Welcome to MidLife Modern!

Welcome to MidLife Modern!

Hey there! Welcome to my new blog, MidLife Modern. You may have traveled over here from my previous blog, Much to My Delight. If you did, thanks so much for making the schlep! I hope that enormous photo of my face didn’t alarm you.

My plan is to do things a little differently over here, since writing long-form posts was obviously very hard for me to commit to. Here’s what you can expect from the new site:

- I will be talking more about food, because I’m obsessed with it and think about it constantly. This means easy recipes, tips for budget-friendly meal planning, NYC restaurant recommendations, stories about special meals I experience and just superfluous descriptions of things I’m cooking, eating and serving in my kitchen. Now that I’m no longer working Fridays, I’m hopeful to start making Friday night dinner parties a routine thing around my house, and will definitely be posting a wide variety of dinner party menus from appetizers to desserts featuring cuisines from around the globe.

Fried Green Tomato Salad

Fried Green Tomato Salad

Spaghetti with slivered red onion, jalapeno, basil and fresh squid

Spaghetti with slivered red onion, jalapeno, basil and fresh squid

-Thoughts about being a woman in her 40s. There are lots of blogs written by women in their 20s and 30s, but there are fewer for women over 40 (that aren’t geared specifically toward motherhood). I hope to add a voice to this conversation, and also plan to feature bad-ass women over 40 to help promote their businesses and projects.

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-Domestic stuff, because I’m into it. This means home decor tips (especially if you’re working with small spaces and limited budgets), peeks into my vintage/ thrift shopping expeditions and personal organization strategies. I’m all about making life easier and more pleasurable these days, and hope my posts will reflect that!

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-The biggest feature of the blog will be a section called “Tried It”. I’m a person who lives for trying new things, whether it’s a wellness trend, a super-complicated recipe, a challenging exercise class (send help now) or an off-the-wall beauty treatment. I’ve got a long list of things I’m curious about and I’m going to be using this site as a way to keep me motivated and accountable to break out of ruts and continue to experience new things. I’ll be giving my unbiased opinions on these experiences as opposed to sponsored reviews, so you can anticipate some loose language:).

-Increased engagement with readers via social media. A lot of people don’t really read blogs anymore, so I’m planning to use my Facebook page to build a community of women who are in (or around) the same phase of life as I am. Expect to have lots of questions and prompts thrown your way to get some dialogues going!

Excited to get the ball rolling over here… thanks again for stopping by, and don’t forget to subscribe:).


“Midlife: When the Universe grabs your shoulders and tells you “I’m not f-ing around, use the gifts you were given.” — Dr. Brene’ Brown














I Tried It! A Himalayan Salt Cave

I Tried It! A Himalayan Salt Cave

Kalimera from Greece

Kalimera from Greece