Join Motherhood Later… Than Sooner Older Moms Group

Join Motherhood Later... Than Sooner Older Moms Group

  Want to find an older moms group with other moms over 35+ who are parenting later in life?  Did you become a midlife mom at 35+ whether for the first time or again?  Join an in-person chapter, or help launch one in your town. Membership to our international mid-life parents group is free. Connect with later moms online on Facebook and follow ...

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Testimonial – Lani Neumann, Member of NY Chapter

Testimonial - Lani Neumann, Member of NY Chapter

A quick reflection on my childhood and one can see no obvious signs to suggest my path to motherhood would be anything but typical. My favorite childhood photos are of me walking in our driveway, on my tippy toes, pushing a baby stroller like a natural. I couldn't have imagined that I'd be 43 the first time I pushed a stroller ...

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Write For Us

Write For Us

Want to Blog for Us? Have you always wanted to blog and didn’t know how to get started?  Are you an experienced blogger who would like to share with our midlife parent community?  Are you a parenting expert?  Author?  Someone with wisdom to share of interest to moms over 35?  Do you have a compelling story or point of view that ...

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Meet Motherhood Later Chapter Head Chris Thompson In Los Angeles

Meet Motherhood Later Chapter Head Chris Thompson In Los Angeles

Many are surprised to learn that our first child was conceived through IVF after 25 years of marriage. While some perceive it as late, Sarah is our miracle girl and the sunshine of our lives.  We also have two identical twin boys, Ryland and Dylan, born December 22, 2009.  My husband and I always wanted three children, and while it ...

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Later Mom Features

Meet Later Mom: Suzi Banks Baum

Suzi Banks Baum headshotNAME:  Suzi Banks Baum

AGE:  55

RELATIONSHIP STATUS:  Married 21 years

RESIDENCE:  The Berkshires, Great Barrington, MA

CHILDRENS NAMES/AGES: Benjamin 20; Catherine 16, (which means 17 in November!!!)

During my motherhood years, I have become a writer and visual artist. I have always been a theatre person and community organizer, and these skills continue to support me as I build my professional presence in the world beyond my kitchen. My website, Laundry Line Divine is the hub of my work online. I have a monthly column on Berkshire Family Focus and have been a featured guest at the Museum of Motherhood, Story of Mum, Studio Mothers, and Mother, Writer, Mentor.

I write about seeing and celebrating the sacred in daily living, about life with kids; cultural and artistic themes weave through my posts. I am dedicated to supporting women finding and using their authentic voices in their creative lives and online. I lead Powder Keg Sessions writing workshops in the Berkshires and at conferences. I teach Rampant Sisterhood: Engaging Your Authentic Voice Online workshops in the Berkshires and at women’s conferences.

anthologyI published An Anthology of Babes: 36 Women Give Motherhood a Voice in March 2013. The writing and art collected there rose out of an event I produce for the Berkshire Festival of Women Writers called Out of the Mouths of Babes: An Evening of Mothers Reading to Others.  I am taking a book tour in August of 2014 to the Upper Peninsula of Michigan, where I grew up and went to university. I will be joined by 3 other mother artists for talks about the creative lives of women and readings from the Anthology sponsored by the Marquette Arts and Cultural Center and the Escanaba Public Library.

I am in the midst of creating Slow Time Salons: An Art, Writing and Awareness Immersion on Lake Superior. On August 19 I will offer a one-day sampler of this retreat in Big Bay, Michigan.

What was your road to parenthood like? Long. I waited until I was married. I began my professional life in the theatre, as an actress, stage manager and worked in costume shops all over Manhattan during my 20′s. I had some very personal losses during those years and am grateful I was able to navigate them without subjecting children to the chaos of my life.

I met Jonathan when I was 32. We married 3 years later and had our first child a year after that. Our second child was born when I was 39.