by Risa Green (Tales from the Mommy Track)
We all know about the male, mid-life clichés. A guy hits forty, or fifty, and suddenly, he needs to prove to the world that he's still young. So he runs out and buys a sports car, or a motorcycle; he grows a ponytail; he finds himself a hot, young wife. But interestingly, women don't seem to have their own mid-life cliché counterparts. I mean, yeah, I guess there's the whole cougar thing, but I kind of feel like that's something women do post-divorce to make themselves feel better, though not necessarily something they ditch their husbands and kids for in the first place. And of course, there's plastic surgery and Botox, and the like. But again, I'm not sure that's something women go racing off to do because they want to feel younger, as much as it's something we do because we don't want to look old. But what else is there? It can't be that women don't have mid-life crises. In fact, I know that women do, because I am a woman, and as I inchRead More »from To Ink, or Not to Ink, that is the Mid-life Question.