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Reinventing Midlife

Jen McDonald, Tara Howes and Lana Simmons

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Reinventing Midlife

Reinventing Midlife

Jen McDonald, Tara Howes and Lana Simmons

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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.netConnect with Tara: www.tarahowes.comConnect with Lana: www.lanasimmons.com

Latest Episodes

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? Make sure to subscribe and leave review! 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 minJAN 13
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New Year. New Midlife You?

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 min2019 OCT 7
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Falling into Life Changes and Mommy Wine Culture

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 atreinventingmidlife@outlook.com

55 min2019 JUN 1
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Is This What A Vacation Looks Like and Summer Hiatus

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 min2019 APR 18
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Whose Self-Care Is This Anyway?

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 min2019 MAR 29
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Springing out of Hibernation with Travel, Plants and Bullet Journals

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 min2019 FEB 7
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Where have we been? The Side Effects of Marie Kondo and More!

Holiday Stressin'

This week, Jen, Tara, and Lana catch up on the latest happenings in their lives, perimenopause, and more conversations on aquaponics than you want to hear! How do you feel about the Holiday season?Tune in as, Jen, Tara, and Lana talk about good ol' Holiday stress. We're knee deep in the holiday season and it seems like when we are supposed to be “enjoying” the holidays we feel more stress than joy. Website at reinventing-midlife.com Send an e-mail at reinventingmidlife@outlook.com

49 min2018 DEC 12
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Holiday Stressin'

Does This Podcast Make Me Look Old? Is Your Appearance Important as a Midlifer?

EThis week's podcast main topic is all about appearance, Do you care? Does it matter? How has this changed since you were younger? Let’s talk about it! We’d love to hear from you and what you think about this topic, so leave us a comment on our Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter! If you enjoy the show, be sure to tell your friends about Reinventing Midlife and subscribe on whatever podcast player you’re using. Visit us at reinventing-midlife.com or drop us a line at reinventingmidlife@outlook.com

51 min2018 NOV 14
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Does This Podcast Make Me Look Old? Is Your Appearance Important as a Midlifer?

Marriage in Midlife

EDo you feel like your long term relationship has changed over the years? Do you still see glimpses of the person you committed to or are they a completely different human? Jen, Tara and Lana also share lessons they've learned and insights about who they were in that early relationship? Tune in to hear about the pieces of advice they've received over the years and more! They'd love to hear your pieces of relationship advice you've received over the years! Send us a message reinventingmidlife@outlook.com ​

50 min2018 OCT 31
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Marriage in Midlife

Follow Up: Doing Something That Scares Us and Comparing Ourselves to Others

EPreviously, Jen, Tara and Lana had pledged to step out of their comfort zones. Tune in to learn if the ladies followed through or ended up letting life get in the way. Also, when trying something new is it easy to feel defeated before you even begin? Is comparing yourself to others impairing your own efforts to explore a possible hobby or relationship? Jen, Tara and Lana discuss social media envy, talking themselves off the ledge and more. Don't forget to hit that subscribe button on Apple Podcasts!

55 min2018 OCT 23
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Follow Up: Doing Something That Scares Us and Comparing Ourselves to Others

Latest Episodes

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? Make sure to subscribe and leave review! 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 minJAN 13
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New Year. New Midlife You?

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 min2019 OCT 7
Comments
Falling into Life Changes and Mommy Wine Culture

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 atreinventingmidlife@outlook.com

55 min2019 JUN 1
Comments
Is This What A Vacation Looks Like and Summer Hiatus

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 min2019 APR 18
Comments
Whose Self-Care Is This Anyway?

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 min2019 MAR 29
Comments
Springing out of Hibernation with Travel, Plants and Bullet Journals

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 min2019 FEB 7
Comments
Where have we been? The Side Effects of Marie Kondo and More!

Holiday Stressin'

This week, Jen, Tara, and Lana catch up on the latest happenings in their lives, perimenopause, and more conversations on aquaponics than you want to hear! How do you feel about the Holiday season?Tune in as, Jen, Tara, and Lana talk about good ol' Holiday stress. We're knee deep in the holiday season and it seems like when we are supposed to be “enjoying” the holidays we feel more stress than joy. Website at reinventing-midlife.com Send an e-mail at reinventingmidlife@outlook.com

49 min2018 DEC 12
Comments
Holiday Stressin'

Does This Podcast Make Me Look Old? Is Your Appearance Important as a Midlifer?

EThis week's podcast main topic is all about appearance, Do you care? Does it matter? How has this changed since you were younger? Let’s talk about it! We’d love to hear from you and what you think about this topic, so leave us a comment on our Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter! If you enjoy the show, be sure to tell your friends about Reinventing Midlife and subscribe on whatever podcast player you’re using. Visit us at reinventing-midlife.com or drop us a line at reinventingmidlife@outlook.com

51 min2018 NOV 14
Comments
Does This Podcast Make Me Look Old? Is Your Appearance Important as a Midlifer?

Marriage in Midlife

EDo you feel like your long term relationship has changed over the years? Do you still see glimpses of the person you committed to or are they a completely different human? Jen, Tara and Lana also share lessons they've learned and insights about who they were in that early relationship? Tune in to hear about the pieces of advice they've received over the years and more! They'd love to hear your pieces of relationship advice you've received over the years! Send us a message reinventingmidlife@outlook.com ​

50 min2018 OCT 31
Comments
Marriage in Midlife

Follow Up: Doing Something That Scares Us and Comparing Ourselves to Others

EPreviously, Jen, Tara and Lana had pledged to step out of their comfort zones. Tune in to learn if the ladies followed through or ended up letting life get in the way. Also, when trying something new is it easy to feel defeated before you even begin? Is comparing yourself to others impairing your own efforts to explore a possible hobby or relationship? Jen, Tara and Lana discuss social media envy, talking themselves off the ledge and more. Don't forget to hit that subscribe button on Apple Podcasts!

55 min2018 OCT 23
Comments
Follow Up: Doing Something That Scares Us and Comparing Ourselves to Others
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