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The One Where We Talk About "Aunt Flow"

Updated: Feb 20

Why in the world would they do an episode about Aunt Flow? What does Aunt Flow have to do with midlife?


It’s when she starts showing up unexpectedly (sometimes too frequent and sometimes she doesn’t visit for months).

Then she stops visiting altogether. 

The dreaded “M” Word (Menopause).

For those of you that still have kids at home, especially tweens, they need to feel comfortable to ask questions. 

If we don’t teach them, their friends will.

Our adult sons and daughters are gong to ask for guidance as our granddaughters prepare for Aunt Flow. 

As we get older, our kids, grandkids, nieces, nephews, and others start to believe we are wise. We want them to believe this!


Being prepared for an uncomfortable conversation can further that delusion of wisdom that we have perpetuated. We know we’re winging it, but they don’t need to know that. It gives them comfort to think we know what we’re talking about.


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