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.



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    September 26, 2018 at 9:50 am

    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.

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    Alli Smith
    September 26, 2018 at 9:50 am

    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.

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    September 26, 2018 at 11:32 am

    In couple years I will be 60 years old. Boy have I noticed the change in a big way. Keep healthy and take time for you

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    September 26, 2018 at 12:14 pm

    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.

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    Amber Myers
    September 26, 2018 at 1:26 pm

    After having two kids, I do get bladder leaks. It’s not always fun, but I know Always pads help with that.

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    September 26, 2018 at 2:43 pm

    It’s natural to reflect on aging as we pass each decade milestone. I think it’s a good time to reflect back and practice the power of acceptance.

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    Kita Bryant
    September 26, 2018 at 3:31 pm

    You deserve that time. I think a lot of us really deserve more time like this.

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    September 26, 2018 at 4:35 pm

    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.

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    Terri Steffes
    September 26, 2018 at 5:03 pm

    I’m turning 60 in November and I have gone through the times you mentioned. I feel rather nostalgic about them now! I wonder when that happened??

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    September 26, 2018 at 5:14 pm

    We all deserve time to be us and be free. Sometimes we forget that.

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    September 26, 2018 at 7:38 pm

    Things definitely change as we get older. Sounds like you found a great product. Thanks for sharing.

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    September 27, 2018 at 1:45 am

    I LOVE spending time with my girls!! I feel like that is when all of life’s BIG discussions happen…LOL!!

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    Cathy Mini
    September 27, 2018 at 3:40 am

    It is the most important things we should always care our body. Nice that you’ve found products that really helps.

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    Lisa Favre
    September 27, 2018 at 6:57 am

    It’s such a pain having to deal with things like this. My bladder control has gotten a lot weaker since having my first born.

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    September 27, 2018 at 8:40 am

    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!

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    September 27, 2018 at 11:18 am

    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.

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    September 27, 2018 at 12:44 pm

    After having my twins I started getting bladder leaks, so not fun! But I have to really start doing a better job at taking care of me! I think some girl time is exactly what I need 🙂

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    September 27, 2018 at 2:01 pm

    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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    Chelley Martinka
    September 27, 2018 at 10:22 pm

    Our bodies change SO much with time! So important to listen and care for it as we do!

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