My twin and I recently turned 50. Initially, we joked about all the things we needed to do before we achieved that milestone birthday because everyone was telling us that once you turn 50 everything's gonna change in ways you never thought possible and like clockwork, it's a true statement. As twin sisters, we’ve swapped stories and info on about pretty much everything. We live on opposite coasts and live very different lives, but we've managed to maintain weekly if not daily conversations. Thank you Apple for FaceTime. But, during this time of transition, it was like searching for a needle in a haystack. Everything you read online talks about the change in a negative way and offers no real solutions or resources. Seriously? Is this the 21st century? Instead, they confirm that 50 is the end of the line and we should get used to it. We don't think so. Out of frustration to find solutions, we decided to start Moss. At the end of the day, there's gotta be a better way to talk about this stuff.
Why Moss? Moss is a beautiful and vibrant plant. It's simple in structure and pretty much goes unnoticed unless you happen to be in the woods and look down, which, unfortunately, is how many women feel at this point in their lives. If you've felt this way, this community might be for you. Our mission is to help you, through community, by offering our experiences about what's working and what's not.
Let's face it, midlife needs a rebrand and we want you to join us and say one hundred times yes, let's do it!
My Home: Tri-Cities, WA
Family - husband, 4 kids, 1 dog, 1 guinea pig
Splurge - Spa Day
What I Love - my Ugg boots
What I'm Grateful For - good friends
A little bit about me….I love to cook with the seasons. Every spring we plant a small vegetable garden that inspires pretty much every meal throughout the summer and early fall. It helps that I found a great vegetarian-based cookbook, The Minimalist Baker.
Beyond cooking, I love relaxing with a good book. Stories are my haven. Noteworthy characters and a thought-provoking plot are all I need to relax before bed. I also golf, but not near as often as I’d like. And, most recently I’ve been gravitating toward any outdoor activity where I can enjoy fresh air….hiking, biking and walking the many trails that the Pacific Northwest offers.
As a mom to mostly grown kids (three in college and one in middle school), I now have time to explore new things. Most recently, I’ve been trying yoga in the park. Not only is it a great way to start the day, but it grounds me and helps put things into perspective during the day.
I should also mention that I have a Boston terrier named Ella and a guinea pig named Sugar. They both provide much needed respite from the crazy world we’re living in now.
A sneak peek behind the curtain of my life… I lead what some might consider an unconventional life. I don’t have any kids beyond a Boxer named Tucket. It’s funny because I always thought I’d end up with lots of kids, especially being Hispanic since big families are part of our DNA. Fortunately, my twin took care of that.
Instead, my family includes a wonderful husband, the perfect dog, and a great base of friends. My life is full, full, full.
When I’m not spending time with those I love, you can find me curled up with a good book or cooking something with too much butter.
Also, I enjoy working out and playing golf. Every morning I start my day with lemon water and celery juice and end it with a glass of Sancerre.
This is me.
My Home - Cape Cod, MA
Family - husband, dog
Splurge - Massage
What I Love - rainy days and cold-brew coffee
What I'm Grateful For - my health and my family