Friday, October 2, 2009
Monday it begins, the unrealistic pursuit of perfection. The proverbial hamster on the wheel.
Exercise Mon-Friday without fail.
Drink more water, eat 5-6 small healthy meals each day.
Read my Bible and pray.
Spend time with my spouse in romantic mode not grouchy wife mode.
Spend uninterrupted quality time with my precious child without I-phone.
Deal with the continual maintenance issues of grooming which include but are not limited to hair, nails, waxing and facials.
Buy and prepare organic healthy meals for my deserving family.
At work call on all my clients. Create a brilliant marketing plan to launch the next project which will be more successful than those in the past resulting it great revenue for the company.
Call my extended family and friends.
Walk the dogs.
Then there is laundry,cleaning,and...
OK I am done complaining. Life is good..there is just not enough time in the day to do it all.
If you can relate please comment.
Friday, August 28, 2009
Sheryl Crow 47
Cindy Crawford 43
Vanessa Williams 45
Elle MacPherson 44
Nicole Kidman 41
Sarah Palin 45
Sarah Jessica Parker 43
Felicity Huffman 46
Nancy Grace 48
Halle Berry 42
Salma Hayek 43
Marcia Cross 44
Julianne Moore 41
Jennifer Beals 41
Jane Seymour 44
Holly Hunter 47
Helen Hunt 40
Cheryl Tiegs 52
Geena Davis 48
Susan Sarandon 46
Annette Bening 41
Brooke Shields 40
Emma Thompson 40
Lisa Hartman-Black 46
Mimi Rogers 44
Jerry Hall 44
Beverly D'Angelo 49
Which just goes to show...40 is the new 20!
Wednesday, August 26, 2009
I was asked a interesting question the other day about being a career woman and my desire to have a child later in life. It was posed by a sweet 20 something gal in my office. She asked, "do you think you will ever stop working to raise your child?" Although I know better, I couldn't help but feel a bit defensive. I quickly gave her the readers digest version of how far women have come, how much we are able to handle, how it is good for our children to see us as women be industrious but at the end of my defense I felt my constant companion "mother guilt" give me punch in the gut.
Have I really waited this long to be a mom to go back to the office? This is a continuous internal dialogue in which I struggle and never win. I love being with my daughter, and I relish every moment we are together (except for the occasional tantrums) however I must admit that I do find satisfaction in my career. I am fortunate to own my own business so in "good times" I am able to work a flexible schedule that is less demanding. Now with the economy in the tank I too must grind out a living working longer hours. I am I being a selfish mom? Ask Dr. Laura (stay at home mom), she would a jump through the phone with a "what do you think?" If you ask Nancy Grace (working mom), first time mom over 40 with twins, you might end up with a prosecuting attorney on your side.
At the end of the day we must ask ourselves, "What are my talents, and how am I using them to benefit those within my sphere of influence to include my precious child?" Whether we decide to work or stay home, life does not come to a halt when we have children at any age.
Tuesday, July 28, 2009
I was actually quite surprised when I went looking for websites or blogs specifically for first time moms over 40 and found very few. With the baby boom of over 40 moms one would expect to find a sea of them. Alas, I find myself hoping to find other moms to connect with on my first blog dedicated to a new generation of fantastic 40 plus moms.
Isabella was born March 1, 2007. My first child at age 41. As a career woman I did not have a maternal bone in my body until my mid 30's. Even then the big question was not "do I want children" as much as "do I want to be a childless woman"? Sound pathetic I know. How was I to know how amazing motherhood could be? I love being a mom...I don't feel like a older mom. The timing could not have been better. I have traveled, gained wisdom, learned that the universe does not revolve around me, worked hard, have more resources to give, have more patience and ultimately appreciate the beauty of life.
Many of you over 40 moms have experienced and gained similar strengths. This qualifies YOU to be the best moms out there! Here is to a new generation of moms over 40! Being a mom over 40 ROCKS!