As Middlehood women (between 40 and 65), we always try to cut people a lot of slack at this time of the year. If drivers are rude, shoppers are pushy, family and friends are overwhelmed or depressed, we can guess what they are feeling – the pressure to create the perfect holiday and feel perfectly happy. We know, because we feel it too. Some years, we are able and up to the task, joyfully spending money on loved ones; happily…..
Middlehood. It’s not in the dictionary, so why did we coin it to describe the middle years of our lives? What is wrong with the word middle-aged? The simple answer is that, when we look at how language reflects culture and values, we see that middle-aged is too small, too shaped by our fears of getting old. We say middle-aged and old-aged, but we never say young-aged. We love the word youthful, but we will never hear anyone joyously called…..
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