Do you mean to get to the dermatologist for some Retin-A but keep landing at the pediatrician’s?
Are you a seasoned professional with decades of experience – maybe even a graduate degree – being brought to your knees by potty training?
Then this blog is for you.
I’m starting MidAge Mom because as a woman who had two kids in her 40s and is now raising them in her 50s I haven’t encountered much that describes my experience.
Articles abound on fertility. And the news regularly cites the growing number of older moms.
But the story usually ends there leaving one question unanswered: what’s it like to raise kids in midlife?
That’s the subject I invite you to explore with me in MidAge Mom.
We midlife moms are pioneers. Never have so many women parented so late. It’s a pretty grand, historic adventure.
My aim is to celebrate this unique experience while also examining its challenges. I’ll pass on parenting tips. Mostly, though, I’ll focus on the woman behind the mom and the special perspective, needs and issues that bringing up children in midlife raises.
Middle age is a time when women transform themselves and come into their own. But why should all those empty nesters learning to bungee jump get all the attention? Surely, there is no greater midlife reinvention than late motherhood!
Please share your comments and bear with me as I learn to blog. This is new territory, and I’m a bit nervous.
But any woman who can survive the 48-hour, 100-degree, board-the-bus-at-5 a.m. field trip while dealing with hot flashes can master a new skill, right?