I’m delusional. Really, I am. Each day I wake up and try to convince myself that being almost 40 and pregnant isn’t so bad – that I can still rock it like a 20-something preggo mama. After all, I am married to someone 15 years my junior. I have street cred, right?
Screw street cred. Seriously…who am I kidding? This being almost 40 and pregnant “stuff” is like having sex in a 90 degree, non-air-conditioned room. Don’t get me wrong. I’m happy to be pregnant – very thankful for this little life growing inside of me. I wouldn’t change things for the world! I just wish all the media reports and so-called expert advice told the real story. When you’re almost or over 40, pregnancy does take a toll on your already “aging” body. Take it from me. I’ve been pregnant five times over the span of 23 years. It was MUCH easier when I was in my twenties.
Older and pregnant? Here’s a look at some of the joys that come along with it: Read more
Everyone knows I’m a cake and whoopie pie addict. How I love me some fluffy, sweet goodness! But I have to admit, I’ve been getting a little tired of the same ole’ desserts and indulgences. So the other day I whipped up a batch of Decadent Chocolate Chip Muffins from a handwritten recipe I found in my grandmother’s recipe tin. I’ve fallen in love all over again! These melt-in-your-mouth gems are moist, flavorful and, most of all, a hit with kids! And they are every bit as satisfying for those of us who love rich cakes and whoopie pies. The only problem is whether or not they are truly a dessert. My family devoured them for breakfast! Read more
Circles are one of the features that make Google+ a truly unique social network. They allow bloggers and marketers to segment people into specific groups, to be used for targeted updates and discovery. With Circles, you get to selectively choose who sees what and when. It’s a marketers dream come true! Before I go any further, here’s a MAJOR disclosure: Read more
I brought Aless for her first pediatric dentist appointment the other day and was greeted by a bright room filled with colorful mini-couches, toys, books and kids! Kids of all ages! Oh – and parents. Forgot to mention those pesky critters. Parents aren’t always on their best behavior, are they? It’s actually funny what you overhear while sitting in a waiting room. Here are some of the comments parents made while waiting for their kids to see the dentist: Read more
For years, I’ve been filing my annual income taxes online – without any issue. Since my taxes are relatively easy to prepare, tax filing sites are a major convenience. Prior year information is kept available, making the current year a breeze to complete. Once finished, all it takes is a few clicks to send directly to the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) and your respective state. No printing pages of paper. No trips to the post office. And best of all, no worries that something might have gone terribly wrong. Or so I thought. Read more