Category Archives: Mothers Over 40

Toddler Time at the Nature Center

In 1916, the wild Cypress Creek wetlands of Coconut Creek, Florida were drained. This morning, I drive to Fern Forest Nature Center to visit the 247 acres of what remains. I want my 22-month-old son and to see our south … Continue reading



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Spring Celebration of New Life! (Wendy Sue’s Story)

Happy Spring, my friend!  Isn’t it truly magnificent how Mother Nature resembles our lives, and reminds us of our own natural transitions?  Like the blossoming ecstasy of new life after a cold and dark existence. This Spring, in particular, is … Continue reading



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Books That Celebrate Diversity

I’m the mom of two very different-looking children. My 5-year-old daughter has pale, porcelain skin, big blue eyes and straight blonde hair. My 1-year-old son is the color of espresso and boasts a Teeny Weeny Afro of tight, perfect ringlets. … Continue reading



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The Great Craigslist Hunt

The hub-sand and I were proud of ourselves for not falling for what we viewed as the toddler-bed fiasco: the idea that when your baby outgrows his crib, you must buy him a cute, junior-size bed. A year or so … Continue reading



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Perspectives in (Being) Happy

My new favorite song is Pharrell Williams “Happy.”  I always feel so empowered and well, pretty darn happy when I hear it.  I especially love the videos that he posted on his website – there is usually one person placed … Continue reading



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Spring Cleaning

It’s Spring! Alleluia! I know it’s here because I have heard the peepers at night proclaiming their joy from being stuck in the frozen tundra. The stillness has suddenly been broken by birds singing in the early morning. There have … Continue reading



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Spring is in the Hair

My house, to me, is like my hair. For the most part, it’s clean; it’s just usually . . . disheveled. Tousled. Windswept, as it were. It’s got a carefree, playful look. Sassy, even. Some days I might forget to … Continue reading



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Fighting Under-Eye Aging

One of the first places to show aging is under our eyes. Wrinkles, lines, discoloration and puffiness are giveaways. And while nothing (including surgery!) will give us 20-something skin again, there are ways to minimize the impact and renew the … Continue reading



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10 Things Not to Say to a New Older (Midlife) Mother

Women choosing motherhood over 40, 45 and 50 still remain in the minority, especially in certain geographic locations.  Although new older parenting is increasing incrementally, women choosing motherhood at later (and later) ages are often the butt of jokes and the … Continue reading



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Working Hard to Stay at Home

I wish I had known how much I would love being a mother. How could I have anticipated the depth of this love? My heart opens with wonder when I watch my two-year-old son lift his arms, snap his fingers, … Continue reading



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