Jo Macdonald



Loving Life After Forty is the place for women aged 40+ who want to make the second half of their life the best half.

You'll find articles on all aspects of life after 40 from dealing with menopause to interviews with women who are loving life after 40 (even when it’s challenging), to honest conversations about sex and relationships, wellbeing, career talks and more. 

We're here to celebrate and discuss the ups and downs of real life after 40 with you, in all its messy fabulousness, and prove that how you age is up to you.

About Jo

I'm a Freelance Writer, Coach and the founder of Loving Life After Forty.  I'm also a mum of 3 (20, 18 & 13), a chocoholic addicted to books, and an official late bloomer.  

Despite crashing into my 40s on a wave of grief after losing three loved ones in just eight months (nothing can prepare you for receiving a 40th birthday card from someone you love who has just passed away unexpectedly two days before), I can honestly say that I am happier in myself now than I have ever been, and I know I'm not alone in that.

One of the best things about working with and writing about women over 40, is that I get to see first-hand how incredible they are and witness the wisdom and experience that only comes with years.  Yes, we might be flat out with kids, changing relationships, work, caring for aging parents or dealing with the crazy hormonal ups and downs of menopause, but we are also full of dreams and desires and have a range of passions and interests.  We know more about ourselves, what we are capable of, what we want and what we don't want... and we want to live our lives the way we please. We are NOT invisible and most of us have no desire to be 20 again.

My mission here at Loving Life After Forty is to help shift the conversation around aging, to celebrate women and life after 40, and to discuss real issues honestly.  I want to share your voices and stories, highlight real role models that are aging with attitude, and share information and advice to help all of us muddle through our 40s with grace and gumption (and maybe the occasional hot flash).

Women are amazing.  

Women over 40 are seriously amazing.  

You are amazing.  

And for the first time there is a place to hang out and celebrate this and help rewrite the script for life after 40.  I hope you’ll join this growing community and start Loving Your Life After Forty too.

Let me know what you want to read about over here

Jo xox