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I couldn’t believe my luck when I received word that Mrs. Claus was willing to do an on-line chat with me.  (I had emailed the North Pole and inquired.)  So here is my brief but insightful conversation with Santa’s wife:

Me: Thanks so much for agreeing to chat, Mrs. Claus.  I’m new to blogging . This is quite an honor for me.

Mrs. Claus: You’re welcome, honey.  Santa and I are all about helping those who need extra help.

Me: I hope you won’t mind me asking:   How was your menopause?

Mrs. Claus: Whenever I got a hot flash, Santa just took me for a chilly ride on the sleigh.  I flew through menopause!

Me: Did you have trouble with weight gain?

Mrs. Claus: Yes, but mostly because Santa brings back the Christmas Eve cookies that you good folks leave him.  We freeze them, and I end up nibbling all year long.

Me: Now that you’re in your senior years, do you have any regrets?

Mrs. Claus: I wish I’d had my own career.  I’m usually portrayed as the woman behind the great man, smiling in a rocker.  I wish I’d rocked the world in other ways, maybe as a Rockette  or an astronaut blasting about in rocket ships.

Me: When Santa returns from delivering presents on Christmas Eve, are you waiting  up for him?

Mrs. Claus: Anyone married to a man as spunky as Santa would wait up for him.  That’s all I’m going to say about that!

Me: I know you’re mega busy right now, Mrs. Claus.  Again, thanks so much for chatting with me.

Mrs. Claus: Life’s a beach, honey, even in the North Pole.  You tell all your readers to whoop it up this holiday.

Me: Thanks, Mrs. Claus. I will!

Photo: The famous couple on a 1919 postcard reprinted on Mrs Claus-Wikepedia.”

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Barbara Younger

Barbara Younger blogs from her home in Hillsborough, North Carolina. Along with Friend for the Ride: Encouraging Words for the Menopause Roller Coaster (, she writes books for children and adults. She lives in an old house with her husband Cliff. and collections of everything from dolls to buttons to bookmarks. She's the mother of two grown daughters and the grandmother to one adorable baby boy!

3 Responses to An On-line Chat with Mrs. Claus

  1. Cara_Voller
  2. Cara, Thanks! I was really pleased to snag the interview and glad Mrs. Claus was so open about discussing menopause.

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