The Long Way

everything I wanted was on back order

BUT THEN AT 40 IT ALL ARRIVED AT ONCE: A HUSBAND, STEPKIDS, AND TWINS

About Cynthia House Nooney

Cynthia and sons

When I was younger, I thought becoming a mom at forty would be a hideous idea. I knew that I would have kids way before that. Turned out the joke was on me. Turned out I  had a hard time finding someone I’d like to have kids with. When I finally did find him, I instantly (pretty much) became a stepmom to his two strapping adolescent sons. And then I instantly (pretty much) became pregnant with twins. At forty, of course. Even though I’ve always done things later than most, my identical twin boys showed up eighty-eight days early, turning my fortieth year into the scariest, wildest, hardest, and most beautiful year of my life. It’s also when I began writing in earnest. Since then, I’ve been widely published. My work has appeared in The New York TimesSan Francisco Chronicle, 805 Living, Twins, Preemie, Today in PT, Sherman Oaks Sun, and numerous other publications. As contributing editor at 805 Living for six years, I authored several features and a monthly column. Prior to my writing career, I worked as a marketing executive in the telecommunications industry for a span of nineteen years, including a beloved VP post at E! Entertainment Television and The Style Network.

Having recently completed a memoir about my fortieth year, I’m now focusing on other writing projects. I live and work in the San Francisco Bay Area with my husband, twin boys, and a Rhodesian Ridgeback that chases squirrels like nobody’s business.