Archive for the ‘Aging’ Category
I was shopping in a Theory store the other day. Sitting in the dressing room I watched a young girl buy her New York City wardrobe. She was interning there this summer.
I told her I too interned in New York City, but back then I bought all my work clothes at Ann Taylor, and I looked mighty spiffy.
I told her how much I loved that time. How much fun she was going to have.
I also told her when I liked one her outfits and … Continue Reading »
I am making this the year of focusing on the benefits on being in my forties. (See: A Mom Comes To Terms With Her Aging) In my youth, herein referred to as B.40 Jen, (not to be confused with UB40 and the wonderful song, Red Red Wine, which I do enjoy and need as A.40 Jen) I was quite judgmental. If a mom didn’t say “Hi” in the nursery school hallway, I would think, “What a bitch.” Now, I think she is just a little shy or … Continue Reading »
I’ve confessed already that I have stayed up many nights, and have fallen prey to many infomercials.
My problem is that there are all these products out there with amazing claims on how they could change my life, and I am asking myself constantly, Jen, are you doing enough?
Just today, I was getting my delicious juice made at Whole Foods and they were running a raffle for a basket holding all these healthy things– Steel Cut Oatmeal, Liquid Aminos. I panicked. I gave up my … Continue Reading »
My kids are back at school. I love winter break. I actually woke up screaming last night. All I said was, “I have to make lunch”, and then I fell right back asleep. I get those Sunday night blues like my kids get before the start of the school week. Even more after winter break. The start of the new year makes my mind race with all the things I need to do, want to do. These months race by, and then it’s summer. Then it’s my birthday. … Continue Reading »
I am a movie person and am very excited for This is 40 to come out. It is a follow up to Judd Apatow’s Knocked Up and focuses on the Leslie Mann/Paul Rudd relationship and her character turning forty. Every time I see the trailer I laugh out loud and totally relate.
The reality is, so much of what is going on with all of us at this age is universal. We can live in different parts of the country, be in different socioeconomic groups, practice different religions, but we share so much in common by the mere … Continue Reading »
As we get older, conversations with other woman will often include the aging process, and what in the world is going on with our bodies. It’s really quite remarkable. One day, you are this young girl, ordering the number 2 at McDonalds, getting it down with a milkshake, and the next day, you are a forty-year-old woman, who, if she dares finish the last few fries on her daughter’s plate, is likely guaranteed a more difficult jean … Continue Reading »
As promised, I have a few recommended items that might make your medicine cabinet a more lean mean fighting machine. Your makeup counter, organized and beautiful.
My problem, as you can gather from yesterday’s post, Is There A Quick Fix?, is that I am constantly trying a new product, a new lipstick, a new blush.
I guess because I have committed to one man for the rest of my life, I need … Continue Reading »
I have had a hard time sleeping. Waking up at about 4am every morning. I quietly go into my son Jack’s empty room and turn on the TV. And let me tell you, there is a wealth of information on TV at that time.
Did you know that Cindy Crawford is part of an incredible discovery of a magic melon that will stop aging?
Jane Seymour still has long hair, and too has discovered the secret to perfect skin. I found out … Continue Reading »
I am forty years old and have had a monthly visitor since I was thirteen. When you first get your period, you are instructed to call it your “friend”. As I grew older, I always questioned this. Why would this be my friend? My friend made me feel terrible. My friend made me fall asleep at 6pm. In recent years, every time my friend visits I look in the mirror and my face changes and distorts before my eyes and I am the ugliest person … Continue Reading »
I am a professional eavesdropper. Don’t discount this. I can listen to other people’s conversations while appearing to listen intently to my husband. We will be out to dinner, and Scott will try to talk to me, I will smile, and say, “Quiet, he’s about to come out to his parents!”
So the other day, I was sitting at the hotel pool, Scott to my left, and I was listening to two beautiful Persian women discuss, with pure excitement, the Stars Without Makeup Tabloid Issue. With each picture … Continue Reading »
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