Daughter. Sister. Friend. Aunt. Dog Owner. Voice Actor. Certified Christian Spiritual Director. Entrepreneur. Seeker of Longevity. Wife of Brian. Mother to Sarah Anne, who was born to me in “advanced maternal age.”
Motherhood Over 40
My little girl arrived a month shy of my 43rd birthday. I didn’t plan to wait that long, it is just how life unfolded. I lived fantastic adventures as a single woman prior to marrying my husband at the age of 36 and beginning new adventures with him. We journeyed through miscarriages before hitting the jackpot with our daughter in 2016.
Having a baby at any age is a huge gift! But there is something extraordinarily special when it happens to a woman over the age of 40. Generally, I find that older mom’s are more laid back, more confident, and more grounded than we would have been in our 20’s. We have a healthier perspective and a more settled outlook. Depending on our circumstances, we’ve likely faced struggle or losses before being granted this amazing gift of motherhood, so we’re less likely to take any moment for granted.
I write on this site to share lifestyle perspectives as a wife and mother who took on those roles in a more seasoned time of life.
While I haven’t done a formal poll, there seems to be a commonality for us women who have babies when we are of “advanced maternal age” – one of our deepest desires is time. We crave longevity. My own personal goal: I want to be here to see my daughter turn 50.
I write with an eye toward longevity. Not just longevity in health, but in finances, relationships, soul care, faith, work, meaning, and purpose.
I have been heavily influenced by The Blue Zones studies, which indicate that populations of people with longevity put into their life movement; whole-food plant based meals; stress reduction methods; faith-based activities; family relationships; and friendships that support healthy behaviors.
I hope this site is not just a chance for me to reflect, process, and collect information for myself, but I’d like it to be a resource for you too. I hope you will join my “tribe” and stay a while.
Reach out and say hello!