Turning 44 and life reflections

So, there it is. I’m about to turn  44. It feels like a nothing age really. Everybody gets excited about 40, or 50, but 44. Well, you never get any big parties for that. It’s definitely prompted me to reflect though. I’m probably half way through my life now. I’m officially a bit middle aged. I’ve often thought that life is like a play in three acts. At least I feel like mine has been. The three stages of (wo)man if you will. Becoming a mum has been the most exciting part of my life so far, and the most…

Things all women should know before forty

I’ve seen a lot of posts recently on some of the other parenting blogs, along the lines of “forty things to do before you’re forty”, or “thirty things to know before thirty”. There’s not many milestones for me know. In just over seven years I’ll be fifty and nobody seems to celebrate that. As we are all having to work for longer, it’s not even a celebration of only having to work for another few years and your life is your own. I can’t think of 44 things to do before 44, but there are a few life lessons that…