The Perimenopausal Homeschooler:: Does Perimenopause Mean I’m Old?

perimenopauseWelcome to The Perimenopausal Homeschooler series! Here I share some of my favorite tips for homeschooling and managing life with young children despite those lovely perimenopausal symptoms. At least when I remember. {wink} If you're new to this series, you may want to start here. {This is not just for homeschoolers. It just so happens that homeschooling is what I do with my days.}


Admit it. It's the first thought that comes to your mind. When you think of perimenopause, you immediately think it means a woman is old.


Does Perimenopause Mean I'm Old


It's okay. I happens to the best of us. It's what we've been taught.

The truth of the matter is that perimenopause is not menopause. Menopause is when a woman's cycles have stopped for at least a year. Perimenopause is the long process of changes in hormones that lead up to menopause. And it can take 10 to 15 years.


Yes, you heard that right. Perimenopause can last anywhere from 10 to 15 years.


In reality, many women begin perimenopause in their mid-thirties. That's right. Mid-thirties. The last time I checked that wasn't even close to old.

So if you're having hot flashes or can't sleep at night or can't remember that thing you just walked into the room to retrieve…

Take heart. You're not getting old. Your hormones are just betraying you… er, I mean… Your hormones are just changing.

You still have plenty of young days in front of you.



If you have any questions about managing life or homeschooling in the midst of perimenopause, please leave your question in the comments.We can share with one another the things that we have found helpful, or not so helpful. You may also find this post helpful to understand what perimenopause is. There's power in numbers, ladies!

Come back in 4 weeks for the next Perimenopausal Homeschooler post, or subscribe and I'll send it straight to your inbox.


I got most of my information (and help) from {This is my affiliate link. Thanks!} The Change Before the Change : Everything You Need to Know to Stay Healthy in the Decade Before Menopause by Laura E. Corio, M.D. Remember, I am not a doctor. Before you start any sort of supplement, you should speak with your doctor to make sure that it is a good fit for you.

2 thoughts on “The Perimenopausal Homeschooler:: Does Perimenopause Mean I’m Old?

  1. I have never seen this blog before-what a riot! I didn’t have my first and only child until I was 41 and shortly there after I started having the dreaded symptoms…and I haven’t even started homeschooling yet!! Glad to have found this! Thanks!

  2. I’ve been in peri-menopause for about 3yrs already….the worst is not remembering names or words. Simple words. Major brain fog! What were we talking about again?

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