Every issue we publish is near and dear to me. Each in its own way leaves an indelible mark on me as a publisher, a woman, and an active member of the community. They all mark a unique period in my life, each issue offering me its own challenges and satisfactions, each becoming a little window into my life.
This issue, however, is different in one major way. It was during the making of this issue that I turned 40 years old. Now, many of our readers have already made it past this landmark and can probably attest that turning 40 is one of the big ones among the birthdays. It practically forces you to contemplate life, death and one’s place in this world. It was no different for me as the big day approached. I was left with a fuller understanding of the fleeting nature of life, and a few other benefits of turning 40 that hadn’t really occurred to me. For example, I can now get Botox without feeling vain about it. My new attitude is this—I’m 40, I deserve this, leave me alone. I can now read More Magazine in public and not be embarrassed. I always preferred magazine style sections that targeted woman in their 40s.
We generally dress better and have better taste than younger women. I am not obsessed about my physical imperfections. I feel sexier and more confident than I have ever in my life. Despite being conscious of the transitory nature of my looks, I am more apt to flaunt what I do have than to dwell on what isn’t exactly the way I want, or the way others want it to be. I’m in really good company. Women in their 40s and beyond exude the self confidence, charm, and personal strength that younger women can only dream of. Life is amazing at any age, but at 40, it’s even better.
So, if you are a few years behind, don't worry, you’ll know what I’m referring to here soon enough. But if you have crossed that Rubicon, then I lift my champagne glass in your honor.
Hulya Aksu, Founding Publisher
Modern Mom Media Corporation
Jennifer Mangum and Suzan Meredith
Love it or Leave it
Gravy on Top
Bring Back Your Sexy
I'm Pregnant, Now What?
Inspire your Desire
Your First College Semester
The Need to Communicate
First Bike Freedom
COOKING & WINE:
The New Cupcake
- Auntie Aimee’s Pie Crust
- Dark Chocolate Salted-Caramel Cake Balls
- Bourbon-Cinnamon Double Chocolate Chunk Cookies
HEALTH & BEAUTY:
Food Allergies 101: Diagnosis and Treatment
Plastic Surgery: Going under the knife?
Safe Summer Fun
Amazing New Technologies