A new series about life in my 40’s, (With Dr. Dave)…
(Update: Find list and links to all of the posts in this series at the bottom!)
So, this is how it goes: Way back in my New Year’s post, I tossed an idea out, suggesting it would be all kinds of fun to do a series about life in my 40’s.
Life in my what? Me and my big mouth.
Well, that little mention brought a whole lot of feedback. I received comments and personal emails from so many women saying, “Yes! Do that series. I want to talk about life in your 40’s.”
Then time went by, and I suppose I was hoping people would forget all about it. But no: People have not forgotten.
“So Monica…you still planning that series?”
“When do we get to hear about life in your 40’s?”
“Give us the dirt.”
(reading between the lines. 😉 )
So, here I am. One month away from turning 47, and feeling like I need to own up to my word.
What the heck? Let’s do this thing.
Thankfully, my husband has agreed to come on with me to cover a few of the more medically related topics. (also: moral support.)
Watch our little video announcement below, and also get to know Dave a little better too. He’s been on a few videos in the past, but I thought it would be fitting for him to tell you a little about his background, and current medical work. Plus, I just love sharing him with you because he’s really the greatest guy, (and very smart I might add,) and I think you’re gonna love learning from him in this series!
So, what to expect?..
Beginning in October, I will be sharing a series of posts (some written, some with Dave on video) on topics related in one way or another to life in our 40’s. (Note— “Life in our 40’s” — Not just my experience — I’m gonna cover a range of topics!) We have already planned some of the topics we will cover. But we need YOU to comment, and tell us which topics you are most interested in. These posts may be spread out a bit, with regular posts (family topics, recipes, randomness) in-between, but we’ll try to cover the most requested topics if we can. We’ll decide how many to do based on feedback (and possibly my husband’s patience. ;))
We’ll start off with Dave covering the most common medical issues women face in their 40’s. How you might avoid them, or the best way to prepare for them…(HINT: LOTS of things seem to hit in your 40’s…)
Other possible topics (please vote–) Hormones — pre-menopause, menopause...Eyesight–(What happened to my eyes!?) Leakage— “Stress Incontinence”, “Exercise Incontinence.” oh my. Post-baby body — Will we ever be the same again? (weight issues, stretch marks, sagging everything.) Awkward topics: hemorrhoids, skin tags, facial hair, and more. Fitness/injuries in your 40’s–Anything new to consider? Sleep in your 40’s (or lack thereof)…and we could possibly go more in-depth into some of the most common medical issues that we bring up in the initial posts.
Thank you so much for being here, and I truly hope this series is helpful, encouraging, educational, and maybe most of all…fun.
Monica (and Dr. Dave)
LIST OF POSTS IN SERIES:
–Photos, C/O Emily Turner