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My age does not define me, but I do have a few ageless “giveaways!” | #PGgiveaway

There’s been a shift in society regarding age and what someone in their 40’s, 50’s, 60’s and beyond should look and act like. 

The 80’s were not so kind to women…

In the photo below, my mom is a bridesmaid in her sister’s wedding, she may be all of 41. That’s her mother to her left, my NeeNee. When I think of how old my grandmother was, I know it was the era to look older than you were!! People expected you to dress and act “mature”…  She was only in her early 60’s but if I were to show this picture to my kids today, they’d probably guess she was a little closer to 80. 


When I think of my mom today, she is more fashion forward than she was 30 years ago, and she still has that great skin! That can be said of society as a whole actually, people no longer “act their age” as they did in decades past. 

Canadian women no longer feel defined by their chronological age? In fact, 90 per cent believe that age will continue to become less relevant.

This is true for my mom. This picture below was taken by my dad while on a trip to Mexico in 2013, she was celebrating her 71st birthday. I think she looks younger now than she did in her 50’s hands-down!!

The more comfortable my mom becomes with who she is, the more beautiful she appears. Her soul is settled. That glow comes from deep within. 

If you were to pass her on the beach while she was running her daily 5klm, you wouldn’t know that she has 4 daughters, 13 grandchildren and 7 great-grandchildren, with more on the way, and you wouldn’t gander a guess that this October she turns 74. I’m sure she has a “tell” that would give away her actual age but I would like to remain in her good graces so I won’t put too much effort into looking for that answer… 

mom in mexico 2013


Do you have a “tell”? Do you have an age “giveaway” like in the video below? 

I do. Although I do not let my age define me, I do have a few ageless “giveaways!”

No, it’s not the fact that my oldest will be 18 this year. It’s not even the fact that I have more grey hair peeping through my blonde mop each day. 

Get me on a dance floor and you’ll notice it right away… I love to dance and I will show any millennial on the dance floor how to properly do the Macarena! Just don’t ask me to do the worm anymore… getting off the floor is a little bit harder than it used to be. Even my husband has a few dead giveaways, but his are more along the lines of “dangnabbit” and “golly gee willikers” 🙂


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  1. My gray hair! 🙁

  2. the fact that i have been married almost 23 years i think gives away my age. As well, as my love for Air Supply, Corey Hart, and Rick Astley 🙂

    1. Never gonna give you up!

  3. I listen to youthful music but my grey hair and 3 kids usually give my age away!

  4. My grey roots and daughter who is 36.

  5. my quoting old movies that my teens reply “HUH” too .. is my dead give away…. anyone anyone anyone Bueller Bueller

  6. My little greys trying to pop out are my age giveaway

  7. My age give-away would be the crows feet or my neck. I totally believe you are as old as you feel. I am a Nana but I do everything that a person much longer can. You have to believe in yourself as well as knowing you look great no matter the number!

  8. I have lived with my white hair for about 8yrs. But I finally just died it.because the bags and wrinkles are taking over.

  9. my music playlist and laugh lines (but hey I don’t mind, I love to laugh)

  10. My 20 year old son and I look over my glasses to read. But I’m proud of my 46 years .

  11. Most people think i’m almost 15 yrs younger then my age. I say age is just a number, you only live once so enjoy, do the things that make you happy, eat right exercise and you will feel good

  12. I try and stay young by eating clean and drinking plenty of water… I also have grey hairs 😉

  13. The lines around my eyes totally give me away!

  14. I may refer to TV shows that I use to watch growing up like The Littlest Hobo, Blossom and Full House. This tends to give a clue as to my age!

  15. Listen to 70’s music daily and have smile lines and thinning grey hair but use a good sunscreen, so wrinkles are not as bad as they could be

  16. My hands are old looking.

  17. My tells are my gray hair and my fine lines around my eyes!

  18. My reading glasses and teenage kids give me away.

  19. my giveaway are my laugh lines, love for 80’s music and my teenage son

  20. My stray greys and teenage son give me away

  21. My deep laugh lines are my age giveaway!

  22. Talking about music always gives me away – especially when I mention singers like David Cassidy or Bobby Sherman from my tween years. I get blank looks.

  23. fine lines around my eyes

  24. My hands, my neck and my dry skin. Moisturize! Moisturize! Moisturize!

  25. my grey hair gives me away! i started getting it when i was in my 20s

  26. my age giveaway is my two girls and my love for 80’s music (classic rock baby)

  27. Brenda Witherspoon-Bedard

    my taste in music gives me away 🙂

    1. who’s your favourite band?

  28. my 16 yo and fine lines!

  29. I’m approaching 40 but I don’t feel old or think I look old! I guess having kids is my giveaway?

  30. My kids and also my wrinkles and these grey hairs that just started to come out of no where..

  31. my totally grey hair give my age actually people think I a 10-15 yrs older than I am

  32. The wrinkles around my eyes when I smile.

  33. fine lines gives them a better guess, but most guess my age lower.

  34. My age giveaway is the music I listen to! Oldies like the Eagles and Fleetwood Mac

  35. My giveaways are my love of 80’s rock music and my 25 and 21 year old sons.

  36. I am not sure what gives my age away

  37. My hands might give me away, but I can hide behind a mask and gloves during my dental work ! Sometimes I use some old skool expressions that are no longer cool. I never got the hang of hip hop or rap music dance moves…

  38. I know all the theme songs to all the kids shows 😉

  39. My kids and the music that I listen to show my age.

  40. My giveaway is my grey roots and my love for 80’s music!

  41. The lines around my eyes give my age away

  42. My hands give my age away and the grey hair that just started popping up.

  43. My age giveaways… my love for 80s music, my music cassette collection, the fact that I prefer my music as CDs and not digital, I prefer books made of paper, and of course my oldest son is 21 so he’s a big giveaway as well!

  44. My dark circles under my eyes and my kids give my age away.

  45. Tired Eyes….guess must include down time and naps periodically – guess comes with the territory of being a Mom that is involved primarily in my families life.

    Eva Mitton-Urban

  46. My eyes have crows feet! 🙁

  47. Knowing the words to a song from the 70’s!

  48. still have record albums,45’s and a record player! plus 2 30’s step daughters , 8 step grand children, my 21 year old son and 13 year old daughter!

  49. My hands would be my give aways

  50. I would have to say my crows feet by my eyes 🙁 and my hands have age spots

  51. My hands have always looked older than I am

  52. Have gray hair at 35 lol

  53. I have gray hairs and crow’s feet near my eyes. I also say “cool” a lot which is probably outdated now ….

  54. My ageless giveaway is my skin. I lost about 35 – 40 pounds and now I have too much skin for my body = wrinkles.

  55. My dark circles and fine lines gives away my age.

  56. My hands….

  57. The fact that my husband and met in High School and have been together for 17 years, people just need to do the math!

  58. My graying hair, fine wrinkles around my eyes and on my forehead and bags under my eyes

  59. I still like “big 80’s hair” & use the hairspray! And now I’m starting to get jowls, guess it’s time for the face to start sagging.

  60. Wrinkles mainly and some grey hair

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