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Acting Your Age

The Compliment I Prefer To 'You Don't Look Your Age'

Lorraine C. Ladish | Posted 08.29.2016 | Fifty
Lorraine C. Ladish

This business of 'you don't look your age' ... What does it mean exactly? And mind you, I'm guilty of saying it too! I intend it as a compliment of course, and I know that when people tell me I don't look 50-something they are saying I look younger. But, is that a good thing?

15 Comes In Many Sizes

Ann Brenoff | Posted 03.22.2013 | Parents
Ann Brenoff

I told my daughter that 15-year-olds, like 63-year-olds, come in lots of different shapes and sizes. We all get to the same place, even if we arrive at different times.

What Does It Mean To 'Act Your Age'?

Ann Brenoff | Posted 07.16.2012 | Fifty
Ann Brenoff

In a culture where someone live-tweets a birth and in the same week a 70-year-old announces to the world that she's tired of being a virgin and is looking for someone to do something about it, maybe it's time to have a national conversation about what it means to "act appropriately."

'When I Looked In The Mirror, I Was Thirteen Again'

Rebecca Woolf | Posted 05.06.2012 | Parents
Rebecca Woolf

I still call myself a girl. I'm thirty years old and I have four children and one of them is going to be seven in two months and I'm only six years older than he is.