About Donna

Donna Arp Weitzman is a wife, mother, and businesswoman who enjoys writing and a good pair of Manolo Blahniks. She and her husband Herb live in Dallas, Texas, where they enjoy spending time with family and friends. Donna earned her BSE and MSE in Counseling from Midwestern State University and completed the Harvard Business School OPM Management Program. Donna has served as a mayor and leader in local city government and continues to serve the greater Dallas community in a variety of civic and cultural roles.

Donna Arp Weitzman's life has been spent as a businesswoman, entrepreneur, elected official, author, philanthropist, wife, and mother.

Donna Arp Weitzman – Author

Cinderella Has Cellulite

While these women may not have found their Prince Charming in these marriages, Donna Arp Weitzman did as the second and last wife to her husband, Herb Weitzman. Looking forward to heading down the aisle with her true love, Donna soon found that her new life was more like a gauntlet as she faced a firing squad of questions, comments, smirks and smiles from old friends, unsuccessful prospects, their children, in-laws, and much more. Reflecting on the trials and tribulations that come with a new, later-in-life relationship, she offers an off-the-wall, satirical look at it all in her new book, Cinderella Has Cellulite: And Other Musings from a Last Wife.

 Sex & The Siren

Is it too late for love? Not you! If your passport affirms a birthdate before the middle half of the last century, you are more than qualified to decide your own sexual behavior. Sirens may have acquired wrinkles and folds in odd places by now, but in the dating world they also possess a secret weapon. It’s called life experience—and a savvy single Siren can use it to her advantage with a few tips and a little practice. Sex and the Siren tells what it’s like to be a later dater. With witty satire, it takes a humorous look at the dating prospects, sexual exploits, and other adventures as a mature single woman in the 21st century. Transitioning to singledom can be frightening, but out of the ashes a Siren is born.

Monday, March 12, 2018

Dating Scams: They Love Me, They Love Me Not

“There is only one happiness in this life, to love and be loved.”

– George Sand

To Love and Be Loved

It’s true. We all long to love and be loved. From birth to death, this is a basic need. However, today’s world has drastically complicated the search for love. Online dating has become commonplace with 49% of dates (regardless of age) now arranged through dating apps. What was often seen as taboo 10 years ago is now wholly accepted and embraced. However, as with all things positive comes the downside.  

Dating Scams Are Detrimental

Dating scams are growing everyday, and many of us who are looking for love are susceptible to being scammed. 15,000 complaints of online dating scams were reported to the FBI in 2015–this number was up in 2016 by 2,500 […] READ MORE

Friday, March 09, 2018

The Fashion Over 40 Movement

As a woman over 40, I have found fashion an interesting topic of discussion. Unfortunately, I feel that, as we get older and gain more responsibilities, women start prioritizing others more than themselves. Because of that, being stylish or feeling pretty in our clothes becomes less important, and thus, there isn’t as much advice out there for us to heed on our fashion choices. Check Pinterest, for example. It’s a breeding ground for fashion, but it’s hard to find anything relating to #fashionover40. I am going to change that.

Don’t Cover Up, Unless You Want To

It’s no secret. As we age, we…age. That doesn’t mean we should ever feel the pressure to adjust our clothing simply to hide anything. We have the freedom and will to wear a short pencil […] READ MORE