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…

10 great things about being an older mum

There’s a lot to be said about being an older mum. I know as I had Small Boy at the ripe old age of 41. But what? Well I’ve given this a lot of thought and here’s my starter for ten. 1. I’ve done all my partying Okay, I’m not saying you’re going to be a hermit from here on in but I’ve had a good stint of boozing and raving through my twenties and thirties and was ready to retire from a hectic social scene anyway.  Most of my friends are in a similar position, albeit with older kids so…