I was such a hopeless romantic when I was a kid. In spite of seeing not-so-rosy things growing up, somehow I thought this would be my life. I’ve got it planned out, right? Why wouldn’t it turn out that way?
Well – real life. That’s why. My educational pathway had a few curveballs, so I didn’t ultimately obtain my Bachelors degree until much, MUCH later. As in 2006 (10 years later than I’d planned). And as far as the “happily ever after” part – well, you need to actually be in some kind of relationship first, before you can have a marriage. And at that time, I wasn’t even CLOSE to being in a serious relationship, let alone ready for married life.
Who am I? Well, I’m a “late bloomer” woman who, after some false starts, finally got her ducks in a row, met a great guy, got married at 35, and became a first-time mom at nearly 40 years old – after I was told I was not going to be able to have a child “naturally.” My stubbornness kicked in and, long story short (though I will share my long story later), my 39th birthday present was a beautiful, healthy baby boy. It’s 2-and-a-half years later, he’s in his Terrible Twos, and I’m here to connect and share with other working moms the challenges and blessings of being a mom who still has a full-time career outside the home.
What will I write about? Mainly motherhood, career, and life in general – and how to keep it together through it all. I’ll have a special section for women who – like me – either became first-time, or first-time-again, moms after age 35, and our unique challenges.
There’ll be some humor, thinkin’ back to the 80s and 90s and the incredible differences between then, and now – I think that’s one of the cool things about growing up when we did, going from passing notes to your friends in class, to texting to people right next to you! We’ll share our fond memories of Aqua Net and having to have your hair as big as it can get!
I may also post reviews here and there of anything I find particularly useful to the working mom, and may not have seen a review on yet, or something simply awful – I’ll always give my honest opinion and only share products or services I’ve used myself.
And, for those in their 30s and up who’ve stumbled across this blog, feeling like they can’t get it together, I’m here as a late bloomer to tell you it’s all “in God’s time”! Career, life and love, mommyhood – balancing it all with the grace of God!
Thanks for reading – I’m glad you stopped by. *Subscribe for updates by email,* and I look forward to connecting with you, and getting to know you and share your own “later mom” journey!