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November 13th, 2012, 09:30 AM
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: South Dakota
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Feeling old here, people.
I guess it doesn't help that my daughter is 20, my son 19 and Baby would have been 18. Plus I have two grandkids, Grandson turned 1 in August, Granddaughter is 8 months old.
Anyone else feel out at 40? How did you get over that?

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November 13th, 2012, 11:23 PM
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: Maryland
Posts: 288
Aww...hugs to you. And may I be the first to say "Happy Birthday"! It may be a cliche, but I really think age is just a number. I was still feeling great at 40. So good, in fact, I thought I'd stay young if I had another baby. I was 44 when I had my little girl and I am now 46. So my kids are now 17 and 2. I think you're just feeling it right now because of the milestone birthday. My advice is to just fight hard to keep a positive attitude. You can't do a thing to change the numbers, but you can be young at heart. Think of women you've known who have stayed youthful, and just keep them as role models. I'm not even talking about appearances either. It's all a head game...don't give in to it!

Being 46, I could more easily be a grandma than a "new" mommy again. But I wouldn't let the numbers make the rules. Congrats on the birthday and the grandbabies. Stay happy and healthy. And be that role model of youth for all the younger ones out there.
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November 16th, 2012, 02:47 PM
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I'm turning 47 in Jan & don't feel old at all. But then my kids are 6 & 10 so I think that helps. Plus my parents who are almost 70 - well I just can't keep up with them nor can most 20 year olds. So I've had good examples of how to keep young!

Oh happy birthday btw!

My 2 miracles: Lucinda & Noah
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