Jekyll Island Club Hotel

Girl Time + Getting Back to Me

Thank you to Always for sponsoring this conversation. Through the changes in my life I’ve always been able to depend on my tight girls and Always.

I can hear the clock ticking, and no, it’s not the biological one. I’m talking about the one that has me bending the corner on a new decade. Forty is less than six months away, and while it seems like just another year, I’ve seen a lot happen in a year, but the mental part of turning 4o probably has me over analyzing a few things and asking way too many questions to the homies that are on the other side of the threshold waiting on me with open arms to the oh so exclusive forty club.

They have champagne and stories by the way.

Stories about how things in our bodies change, and about those aches and the fact that while we think we can still hang out and recover quickly the truth is a night out, now takes about 5 days to recover from.

NEVER ask me about my 39th birthday, just don’t.

Recently I’ve started to notice a few changes in my body, and while I know the number to the doctor, there is a sense of comfort in talking about how I might be starting menopause in one sentence and discussing the PTA in the next with my closest girlfriends. We’re all in a different place, our children are different ages but in our quests to take care of ourselves and each other our conversations are moving towards things we can only giggle at, because they were once only thought to be chatter for women of a certain age.

A certain age will surely catch up with you,  and while bladder leaks aren’t something I personally experience I’ve heard enough about them to know this is an issue with women and their post-childbearing bodies. I can relate on the term that Always Discreet Liners and Pads are products that cater to women in all the different stages of their lives.

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Have these conversations, as I move out of my child-bearing years amongst friends makes me feel vulnerable in a good way. Being woman might be one of the greatest and toughest things at the same time. We do a great job of supporting one another during our child-bearing years and then the conversation starts to fall off. This is the time to keep them going, so we are confident in our next stages in life.  You may not be experiencing the same issues as your peers but who’s to say you won’t. The sisterhood and the village is where we talk these things out and learn from one another. Now that the kids are back to school, be sure to make time for that doctors appointment and girl time. Taking care of our bodies isn’t just physical, it comes with connecting to those that genuinely have our best interest at heart.


About the author
Mom, wife and friend. I moonlight as a cooker, baker, laundry folder and organizer. I like to think I do it in style. Unlikely Martha is my contribution to the internet in helping women "Keep House and Stay Fly!"


  1. I have a really passed by the age of 40 and I can sign it doesn’t get any easier as you get older LOL. Ever since I’ve had children I have needed a little bit of protection when I run. This is definitely something that I like to use when I need it! It is very hygienic and protects well.

  2. It’s so important to take good care of our bodies. I’m a “little” older than you – in my 50’s – and these days I’m more in tune with my body and taking care of it than ever before.

  3. The older we get the more that we have to deal with things like that. Giving birth to kids doesn’t help either. It’s good that there are products like this to help.

  4. I always like to use a birthday as a time to reflect on my life, where I have been and where I am going. As I have hit my 30’s part of my future goals became health ones. I want to be able to enjoy life for as long as possible.

  5. I love having time for me, and girl time. It’s great when you can take care of yourself. I just posted something yesterday about this on my Facebook!

  6. Yes, we need to take care of our bodies and our souls. Also, talking about different changes that happen in my body and life, makes me feel better.

  7. YES! It has been a great time for me in the past year to try new things for myself that help reduce stress . I have been doing yoga several times a week, kayaking and having lunch with friends.

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