Who hasn’t dreamed of this fountain of youth that has become so easily available that women are now hosting ‘Botox Parties’ in their homes - cocktails and fillers, girl’s night with a fun, wrinkle free face as your take home gift. But, personally (no judgment whatsoever if you have chosen Botox), literally wiping away the years my face shows is not something I could ever do. The lines around my eyes and mouth remind me of the millions of smiles and laughs I have shared, the lines on my forehead are reminders of the silly faces I don’t even realize that I make, one of the things my husband first fell in love with. There is proof of a life lived, of joy and sadness, carefree summers on the sunny beaches of California and the worries that every mother carries with her every day. I have no desire to look ‘young’, I’ve worked hard to get to where I am today. I just want to look fresher, to not look old. I want to be able to look in the mirror and know that I am taking care of myself and loving my body as much as I can.