My 40th birthday was a nice but very quiet celebration. I had a six-month-old baby at the time.

For years, I've been saying that I want to go on a trip for my 50th, but unless I go alone, that's not an option. There is no one who is willing to take all three of my kids at the same time so I can travel with my husband, and I don't have a group of friends to go with. (Poor, poor pitiful me. ha)

I will have to postpone the trip until my youngest child is in college, so I've decided to treat 50 as just another birthday.