Archive for the ‘Aging’ Category

A Lesson in Humility: Age Sometimes Doesn’t Matter by Vicky Dal Molin


“Whoever loves becomes humble. Those who love have, so to speak, pawned a part of their narcissism.” Freud said that. Smart guy…. And something I’ve learnt to have at least some element of truth to it. When I was pregnant with my son I joined a forum for pregnant woman who’s babies ...

You Sure Waited a Long Time to Get Started by Melissa Swedoski


It's a tricky business, this later motherhood life. On the one hand, you feel so supremely blessed to have this child(ren) who you can love, hug, snuggle, cuddle, nourish, teach, inspire, support and laugh with, when you perhaps thought you never would. But then there's the trick of time. You feel ...

GUEST BLOG POST: One Mom, Two Moms, Young Moms, Blue Moms by Tracy Beckerman, author, Lost in Suburbia


[caption id="attachment_11028" align="alignleft" width="200" caption="Photo credit: Chris Owyoung"][/caption]When you’re a mom, you don’t really think about what demographic you fall into until you suddenly find yourself surrounded by younger moms. That moment came for me during my youngest child’s last year of grade school. To avoid the usual minivan congestion, I ...

First-time Mom at Age 50 and Beyond – by Margaret Hart


I visited a good friend recently who I have known for going on 20 years. We first met when we were both fresh out of college, single, and living and working in New York City. In those days, we were both focused on our careers and not thinking seriously about ...

Age Gap Kid Discrimination by Sharon O’Donnell


There's a nine-year difference in age between my oldest son and youngest son, and a six-year gap between my middle and youngest. This means that we have seen both the disadvantages and advantages of the 'age gap' between siblings. One disadvantage I never expected popped up last week when I ...

I Want To Be An Old Woman by Maureen Eich VanWalleghan


Do you ever wake up and just feel old? Could be hormones, or I’m just tired or who knows what, but I think it’s just the waning of my youth seeping ever so slowly out of me. Aging is mostly attitude, right? If I feel young, I am young. Maybe... In ...