Would I Really Rather be 40 Than Pregnant?

My mother-in-law gave me a gift for my birthday. It was a mug that my father in law gave her when she turned forty and it read “I’d Rather be 40 Than Pregnant.” For many women, the women who have struggled with infertility or who long for motherhood, I know it’s far from funny. My heart goes out to each of them. And then there are those exhausted mamas out there who, like me, are reeling from the last decade of motherhood… The joke makes me smile and brings up all the feelings. So far, forty feels just right. The last decade was filled with diapers, cribs, and car seats. [...]