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How to Age a Decade in Less Than a Year

Raise a toddler in your 50s in a pandemic lockdown. In Cuba.

Photo by Jen Theodoreon Unsplash

I catch myself in the bathroom mirror sometimes, often, and wonder ‘what happened?’ Usually at this point, I am rushing with my 3 year old to the toilet, the lunch or dinner is on, I am wondering if she’ll take a nap today or go to bed early so I can get some work done, my bones are aching, I…



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Julie van Maanen

Top writer in Parenting. Multi-lingual traveller, writer, learner, teacher. Raising my little girl in Cuba and Europe and cannot wait to show her the world.