Beautiful at 40?

To share or not to share – that is the question. What if I decide to run for President one day? What if my dad sees them? What if people raise their eyebrows and ask “Who does she think she is? And at her age?” Well, the chances of me running for President are slim, my dad has seen me naked and, as for any naysayers or begrudgers, I think I've finally reached a point in my life where I just don’t care what other people think of me – I’m pretty comfortable in my own skin. ...more

Wonderful Wednesday: Moments to savor

I'd like to fall back once a year

Note: I've never been a big fan of Daylight Savings Time, which has always struck me as an embarrassingly mortal attempt to stave off the inevitable shortening of the days. Who are we kidding, here? We can't control time. It'd be nice if we could, though...I'd like to fall back once a year I'd like to fall back once a yearto hang out with those I hold dear.I'd relish the choice...more

...the great confusion


Happy 40th Birthday, Hello Kitty: Seven Reasons Why 40 Is Super Duper

Cynthia:  Hello Kitty turns 40 this year and Marcy and I would like to tell her not to worry! Forty really is as fabulous as they say!Marcy:  I'm nine.Cynthia:  Yes, but in cat years, that's forty-five.Marcy:  Fine. I'm forty-five and fabulous.Cynthia:  Absolutely! Here are seven reasons why being over forty is freaking fantastic....more

Settling In

"Build a bridge," I told him.  "What have you got to lose?  Go ahead, apply for the job."  Be careful of what you say when someone asks your opinion.  Especially if that someone is your husband and the topic is a new position, out of state.  ...more

A Homecoming

Autumn ColorThomas Wolfe said one can't go home again, and in a sense, that's true. I cannot be a child again....more

A Pep-Talk to Get Me Through My 40s


Small Print Makes us See Red

Here is a clear plea, written in legible 12-point type, from middle-aged women to package designers. Increase the size of the print on your products because our eyesight is weaker, our patience is shorter, and our brand loyalty is volatile. Give us big type or skip the hype because we’re not buying it anymore....more
Right ON! I would write more, but every time I try, an ad here on bloghermore

10 Reasons I Can't Relate To the 30-something Blogger

Sally: [Crying hysterically] And I'm going to be forty! Harry: When? Sally: Someday! ...more
Tammy DeMel Love this - thank you for your blog address. I really want to build up my feed with ...more