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  1. Emily
    May 13, 2014

    The crying has begun. I’m hoping I have at least 10 years on the rest of it thought – I’m not 40 yet!

    But I have been thinking a lot recently about the information out there about women’s bodies. There’s a fair bit out there on what will happen in puberty, but nearly nothing on menopause.
    I can’t help wondering if the male-dominated medical profession has historically been very interested in fertility and girls becoming women, and far less interested in women becoming old. It will be interesting to see if there is a shift now that more women are becoming doctors.
    Meanwhile, this site (and many of those linked up to it) is pure gold. Perhaps there doesn’t need to be as much formal literature on the subject if women keep talking and sharing with each other.

    Now I need to go take a walk…. :)

    • Tara
      May 13, 2014

      Yes, Emily! We bombard our kids with information on what to expect and then when we get older WE don’t know what to expect!

    • J (Hot, Holy & Humorous)
      May 13, 2014

      I absolutely love Sheila’s transparency about these things, which inspired my own take on it. Yes, if we ladies talk about these things, we can learn a lot from each other. And be reassured that we remain beautiful women of God and loved by our husbands.
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  2. Greg
    May 13, 2014

    “…I had my husband and a few restaurant staff searching for a pair of glasses for several minutes before I found them…On. My. Face.”

    lol Don’t feel bad–this happens to a whole lot more people than you may think. Including me. On multiple occasions. :) I think it’s something that automagically starts occurring after you’re over the hill. ;)

    • Greg
      May 13, 2014

      I should add that this is a sign of well-fitted glasses; the fact that you can’t feel them on your face is indicative of that. :)

    • Dan
      May 13, 2014

      I was combing out my hair after coming out of the shower when the phone rang. I stopped to catch the phone. When I was done with the call, I couldn’t find the comb. I ran my hand across my head in frustration and found the comb in the hair on the nape of my neck. I once looked the watch with my right hand while holding it in my left hand. And so it goes.

  3. Tara
    May 13, 2014

    The back of my hands have new “freckles”. I’m 38.

    One tip. Coconut oil. We have a jar in the boudoir. All natural, good for massage, moisturizing extra dry patches of skin in the winter and anything else that needs a little extra moisture…

    • J (Hot, Holy & Humorous)
      May 13, 2014

      Ah, freckles! I think that’s what I’ll start calling these things on my face — “freckles,” with a wink. ;)
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  4. Michelle Slomp
    May 13, 2014

    I’m entering my 40s in the next two weeks. I am excited and scared. I think the only thing I am looking forward to in menopause the absence of that uninvited friend who shows up. I love this post and wish more women talked about the change. It is a coming to all of us and we need to be honest and open about it. Why hide?

    • J (Hot, Holy & Humorous)
      May 15, 2014

      The 40s are awesome, Michelle! Honestly, I love the time in my life. There are plenty of challenges, like those above, but by this age, we’re also wiser, more confident, less swayed by this or that, and — we would hope — more spiritually mature. Plenty to rejoice about as well! (Happy birthday, by the way!)
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  5. Mama Rachael
    May 13, 2014

    Oh, goodness. I turn 37 next month. I feel good, but I can tell I’m not in my 20s any more! J — I love your humor and your candor. Its so refreshing. Gonna have to fwd this to Hubby so he knows what’s coming…
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    • J (Hot, Holy & Humorous)
      May 15, 2014

      Tell your husband what’s coming are a few challenges and a whole lot of wonderful! Some of this stuff is indeed a pain, but most women I know feel better about themselves in mid-life than they did earlier on.
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  6. nylse
    May 13, 2014

    no freckles over here and the tears have subsided. but what’s with the thinning eyebrows? no one told me about this!!!!
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    • J (Hot, Holy & Humorous)
      May 15, 2014

      Thinning eyebrows? That’s a new one to me. I guess it makes sense, since I’ve heard some women complain about thinning hair in later years.
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      • Sheila
        May 15, 2014

        Yeah, the eyebrows start growing on your chin instead. Or above your lip!

  7. Sharon Mavis
    May 13, 2014

    Plus I’m an insomniac. Plus driving at night bothers me. Plus I have to make bathroom stops every hour. Plus professional people like doctors are the age of my kids. Plus my research has turned to how to lower cholesterol.
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    • J (Hot, Holy & Humorous)
      May 15, 2014

      Oh yeah, the middle-of-the-night bathroom visit is more common as you get older. Hang in there! There’s so much great stuff about getting older too.
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  8. Gaye @CalmHealthySexy
    May 13, 2014

    Well, speaking from the other side of 50….there is still plenty of life, fun, energy and good sex ahead of us, but we have to take care of ourselves. Stepping up onto my usual soap box (!), I want to encourage all of us to exercise. Regularly. Almost every day. Not as in “go to the gym every day” but as in walk, bike, dance, play soccer with the kids, etc. every day. God designed our bodies for movement, and I’m convinced that the more we move them, the more gracefully we will age. (Stepping down from the soap box…)
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    • J (Hot, Holy & Humorous)
      May 15, 2014

      Thanks! I think that reminder is a great one! (Certainly one I needed to hear :) )
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  9. Beth
    May 14, 2014

    I’m not quite 30 yet, so I’ve got a while before most of this applies to me. I think the funniest part about you having multiple people looking for your glasses, when they were on your face, is that none of the other people noticed right away and told you!

    • J (Hot, Holy & Humorous)
      May 15, 2014

      I thought the same thing, Beth! I do have two pairs of glasses, and I suspect my husband thought I was looking for the other pair. So he gets a pass. ;)
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