This is 40.

I am 40. I have gray hair. Wrinkles. Aches and pains. I can’t fully straighten the fingers on my right hand. I get indigestion. I am asleep by 9pm. My job is stressful. I drink too much wine. I don’t understand Tik Tok. I don’t like driving at night. I’ve been married...

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We Can’t Be Everything

We get married young, but it won’t last. We don’t get married, but why are we still single? We have one, two, three baby boys, but we should be trying for a girl. We don’t have babies, but our lives, aren’t they empty? We breastfeed, but not long enough. We bottle...

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How to be the Mom of a Teenager

1. Don’t admit you are his mom, especially to his friends. Alternate introductions include: private chauffeur, aging foreign exchange student, or... on second thought, just don’t talk.   2. Don’t be loud. Anything that draws attention to your teenager’s existence on...

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