The last Valentine’s Day I spent as a single woman, I was 40 years old, and it was with my now husband, Darryl, in February of 2017. Despite having known him for 14 years, it was the first time that we had gone out together on Valentine’s Day. Up until that time, we casually and intermittently dated, and while we previously shared kisses and feelies, we had never actually had relations. …

Despite what the internet and many in our society may think, a woman getting pregnant and having a healthy baby in her 40’s is possible and becoming increasingly common. As a woman who had two children over 40 years old, I never planned on having any children at this age though because I pictured a different life for myself altogether.

When I was in my teens and 20’s, I was confident that I would have a plethora of eligible bachelors lined up outside my door for me to choose from to be my future husband. After all, I was going…

T. Michelle Johnson

T. Michelle Johnson is an Attorney, Podcast Host, and Empowerment Speaker for Women Over 40 Years Old

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