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Still Searching For Found The Fountain Of Youth

The Problem Of Diminishing Reserves Being an older mom, I do everything I can to try and keep up with my kid. After all, I don’t want him to resent having a mother who’s over 46 years his senior. But I dearly miss the days before we kissed the binky goodbye, and along with it, [...]

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Mommy Brains and Menopause; Am I Losing My Mind?

Mommy Brain Syndrome first reared its ugly head when I became a new mom at 46. At the time I didn’t know it had a name. But I knew I wasn’t my old self and I knew I wasn’t alone. Plenty of younger moms complained about forgetfulness. For the six years since, I’ve been trying [...]

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Surprise! It’s A Supersize Menopause Meltdown.

By Angel LaLiberte, founder of FlowerPowerMom.com—The Truth About Motherhood After 40. Motherhood after 40 is anything but a supersize helping of endocrinal bliss. In fact, just when your cheeks are fat-full of the chicken-fried-steak-style diet of childrearing—and you’re all set to choke on the next bite—Mother Nature pops up and says “Would you like fries [...]

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Menopause, Insomnia, and Midlife Motherhood

When my father first met his future mother-in-law, she was sitting at the kitchen table with a damp washcloth pressed to her forehead. Looking up at him, she sighed and said, “Do I even LOOK like a well person?” Rosie was a hypochondriac, a worrier extraordinaire, and from age 40 on claimed she never slept [...]

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