Living in my 40's for a few years, (I'm 43) I feel more confident and comfortable with my self. I had children later, so I'm still doing the mommy thing. I think Jeanne descibed so well--even though she says she's just on the edge. Additionally, you have so many things in common with people all across the age spectrum, and respect for each stage of life as well.

A few years back I told my 86 year old hungarian grandmother that I feel 25, and I've seemed to feel that way for a long time. She smiled at me and said,"Me, too."