Author: Tanya Hill

8 Bests of Starting a Family in Your 40s

1. Having already sewn the wild oats. I just finished watching Magic Mike XXL. Apart from being a very funny show (Seriously! It was funny!), I was reminded how much I did before having a kid. I traveled to several countries, with friends, partners and solo, I climbed many a mountain, I saw many a male entertainment show and I had a fulfilling career for a decade and a half.  If all I did from now until she graduates university is stay home and raise a family, I could honestly say I haven’t missed out.  The truth is, now...

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WTF…Too Old to Get Knocked Up?

I’ll just put it out there. I was one month shy of 41 when I had my daughter. First pregnancy. First child. Whew. There, I said it.  I have significant anxiety about admitting that, which frustrates me that ageism has such an influence on me. Add pregnancy to the insecurity of aging and we pretty much have full blown breakdown potential. For those of you in the same age group, you likely know that having a baby at this stage in life is called a “geriatric pregnancy.” Well, that’s what my family doctor told me when I was 34...

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