The Trials and Tribulations of Being an Over the Hill Mom

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Middle-aged people like young cartoons of themselves.

Hi there!  I’m Debbie Nutley.  I’m a retired broadcast journalist who use to chase down stories. Now I run around after my four kids. Sometimes I feel that I’m going nuts.  My  kids are driving me crazy.  But then I read the other mommy blogs and know that I’m not alone. Let’s talk anything from diapers to teens, and hot flashes.  I’ve seen it all.   I live in the New York area, and like to have a Pinot Grigio with my girlfriends on Thursday. (But if it’s Tuesday it’s close enough.)

If I seem worn out,  I have a right to be.  I’ve never been able to complete a sentence without being interrupted.  Like a plant that never stops blooming, I’ve been a perennial mother of a small child  for my entire adult life, aiming for the Guinness World Record.  I decided to have my first child in my 20s, my second in my 30s, and my last in my 40s.  But here I go again.  I just had my fourth child.

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Over the Hill Mom with Bubbles

I’ve  joined the growing ranks of women having children at a later age. So, I’m working as a broadcast journalist until I choose to stay home and raise four children, two hamsters, and a fish. The fish is my pride and joy.  Bubbles graduated from my alma mater, studying marine biology at the Duke Marine Lab, and now serves on President Obama’s Seafood Advisory Council.

Older and wiser, I hope to share some laughter, and some tears, and the wisdom that comes from all the trials and tribulations of being an over the hill mom.

23 thoughts on “The Trials and Tribulations of Being an Over the Hill Mom

  1. whoah this blog is great i love studying your posts.
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    • Thank you Althea! This is so much fun. I love your blog too – Lilias and Love. With your new baby clothing line you show moms how to have the best-dressed girls and boys. I wouldn’t expect anything less from a Project Runway All Star. Love, Debbie

  2. Debbie, old friend and colleague, I ‘ve never been a biological mom but am a “mom” to many. I’ll be your second one if need be with all that FUN stuff going on for you :-)! Congrats — you are DOING IT! Love, Paula

    • Paula, I loved our radio days together and missed you so much when you moved to Atlanta to work for CNN. I’m so glad we are still friends and that you encouraged me to share my zany life in a blog. Love, Debbie

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