Louisa is a freelance writer, an aspiring author, and the creator of this blog, My Midlife Mayhem.
The shocking discovery that she is expected to contribute to the roof over her family’s head has forced her to actively seek paid writing opportunities in recent years, so please check out her contact details on her Contact and Work With Me pages for all of your content writing needs.
A shameless procrastinator, Louisa dived headfirst into the creation of this blog five years ago. Spotting a gap in the blogging market for material targeted at the mature woman seeking validation and visibility, she has since discovered a natural bent for the literary equivalent of verbal diarrhea – although she remains unable to spell it.
My Midlife Mayhem is her first literary baby, and her manuscript, Opening The Box, (in its final decade of editing), is her second. She toyed with an online magazine for a while – Cowface Magazine – but it felt too much like hard work. She is also the creator of an interior decoration blog, The Styling Consultant, and is working on a YA fiction – once she discovers a convincing plot – as well as a humorous, non-fiction book about parenting kids with ADHD.
Her blog is a high-five to those women stuck in the confusing arena of middle age, dissecting the difficulties of having it all, whilst maintaining some sanity. She writes about teenagers, empty-nesting, menopause, mental health, body issues and, (shall we call it?) evolving relationships. Occasionally, she forgets that although she is a bit of a leftie, she is not a political journalist, and dips her toe into the pond of highly contentious topics such as feminism, discrimination, and mental health – for which she receives interesting feedback.
Being no spring chicken, she continues to question who really enjoys reading about the mundanities of her little life, and she is always surprised to find other women who care about the pressure to look younger, bladder leakage, middle-aged alcoholism, entitled teenagers, the nutter antics of an ADHD son and the day-to-day challenge of keeping her marriage alive.
But apparently, they do.
But as she put it so succinctly in her recent interview with Time Magazine, ‘there is a whole army of women dealing with this menopausal shite, giving fewer fucks.’
So, if you like belly-laughing like you did when you were younger, or if you take consolation from knowing that someone else’s life is more fucked than your own, tune in to this here blog.