Welcome to Talking Thirty!

This blog is where I share my thoughts and ideas on all things meaningful to a girl learning to navigate life in her 30s.

In contrast with my carefree 20s, my 30s have been filled with so many new challenges and responsibilities — establishing a career, adjusting to married life, homeownership, pregnancy and childbirth, balancing life as a full-time working mom, mastering domestic duties, and just trying to figure out what the heck to do with my life.

It’s a daunting task trying to juggle all of these things while maintaining relationships with those important to me (especially my girlfriends, some of whom have moved too far away) and trying to find time for all of the activities and interests I’ve always enjoyed. This blog is a place for me to share my thoughts and ideas on all of these things, some profound and some admittedly pretty superficial. I’m hoping this will provide an opportunity to connect with other 30-somethings with similar interests.

I’ve always been really interested in human development, life stages, transitions, and relationships. I received my bachelors in Developmental Psychology from Cornell and my masters in Developmental Psychology from Harvard. For the past several years, I’ve worked full-time in the fancy-schmancy world of private philanthropy (on the foundation and grant-making side).

I was born and raised in the Boston area where I live with my husband, Jack, an engineer from Upstate NY with a penchant for home improvement projects.  We lead a generally happy life in the ‘burbs with our sweet little baby boy, CJ. Besides hanging out with family and friends, I spend most of my free time traveling, writing, shopping, running (more accurately described as jogging), playing/watching soccer, baking, and “cooking” (someday I hope to be able to remove the quotes). I’m also a contributing writer for Boston Mamas.

I hope you enjoy reading my blog. If you have any questions or comments, please feel free to reach out and email me at judy@talkingthirty.com. I look forward to hearing from you.

~ Judy

Disclaimer: I am not an expert in anything (sorry ‘bout that, Mom and Dad…).  The opinions, comments and statements made in this blog are entirely personal.


  1. Lisa says:

    Nice to meet you, smarty pants ;)

  2. A.lee says:

    Am I totally missing your follow me link??

    • TalkingThirty says:

      Hi there! It’s on the bottom right of my homepage, beneath archives. You might have to scroll down a little. My Twitter handle is @TalkingThirty. :)

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