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Turning Forty

40 And Fabulous

Lakshmi Iyer | Posted 08.05.2016 | Women
Lakshmi Iyer

The women I meet at forty and counting are emerging from the responsibilities of child-rearing, of fortifying their fledgling relationships, of keeping their homes intact, of juggling many balls in the air. They are ready to drop some of them, ready to move out, ready to put themselves ahead (at least some of the time). Some of them I meet are rediscovering themselves, reinventing themselves.

Deconstructing 40

Amy Schreibman Walter | Posted 03.05.2017 | Women
Amy Schreibman Walter

With each new decade, we gain wisdom, power and a certain vulnerability, too. I wouldn't want 40 to feel like 30; I've lived through my 30s and come out stronger and smarter for it.

The Truth About Being 40

Lindsey Mead | Posted 11.16.2014 | Parents
Lindsey Mead

Forty has answered many -- most? -- of the big questions that haunted my young adulthood. Forty is about embracing the reality that those answers have built.

How Will I Know if I'm Really Flashing

Angila Peters | Posted 10.28.2014 | Women
Angila Peters

Naked. Air-conditioned. On top of duvet. Excerpt from my new porn novel ? No. This is how I sleep, because I'm a human torch. The "change" is st...

Why I Don't Want a 40th Birthday Party

Melissa Chapman | Posted 09.16.2013 | Women
Melissa Chapman

pparently, when one turns 40, one is expected to celebrate in a spectacularly grandiose fashion. One is supposed to go into their fourth decade on this planet roaring like a lion, taking 40 by the horns and MAKE 40 THEIR BITCH. Or so I've been told.

Over 40, Single and Childless on Mother's Day

Melanie Notkin | Posted 07.08.2013 | Women
Melanie Notkin

I know what some of you may say: Have a baby on your own; adopt; foster. And a few of you may say: Sorry, lady, you should have thought of that earlier. You're just too old. But I want to be a mother.

My Secret Grief

Melanie Notkin | Posted 03.13.2012 | Women
Melanie Notkin

The grief hit me in my mid-thirties without warning. By all appearances, my life was fantastic, but there were nights when I would cry for hours. I was in mourning, but I didn't know it.

A Crone Turns 40

Kelley Harrell | Posted 08.15.2011 | Healthy Living
Kelley Harrell

I was one of those kids people referred to as a "wise old soul" but in our culture you can't be a kid and wise. In a couple of weeks I am turning forty, so when do I officially become a Crone?