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: Ondine Landa Abramson

OLA HEADSHOTNAME: Ondine Landa Abramson

AGE:  48


RESIDENCE:  South Orange, NJ


I’m the President and Executive Producer of a recently-launched new digital entertainment channel. is a “hub of must-see web series” (USA Today) aiming “to lure a demographic of 25-to-54-year-old females by using Broadway as a jumping-off point,” (Variety) by producing and presenting original and curated entertainment for the world’s largest stage — the Internet.    

What was your road to parenthood like? I always wanted kids, lots of them.  I always wanted to be a mom.  When I became very sick in my twenties with a chronic illness, it wasn’t clear after all the chemotherapy and other experimental treatments whether I could conceive.  I met my husband when I was 33, and we had our daughter when I was 38. Because of my medical history, I was categorized as a “high risk” pregnancy but had a very uneventful pregnancy in the end.  I have one biological child, and she’s the best thing that ever happened in my life.     

Ondine Ella hatsWhat do you see as the positives and challenges of having a child at age 35 or over?  Pros: You have a greater sense of who you are and what gifts you have to give as a parent.  You have more wisdom and are at a place where you can completely embrace being a parent.  I’ve never felt like I was compromising some other area of my life by being a parent.

Cons: Being sleep deprived is harder when you are older. 

Has anything about being a mother surprised you?   If so, what?   What do you love the most about it?  Surprised: I never expected to see the world as differently as I do now.  The dominant prism through which I see and experience the world is through the lenses of motherhood. 

What I love most:  Being her wingman and watching her soar.  She’s funny, kind, smart and wise beyond her years.  I love just hanging out with her and listening to the stories she writes.  We have so much fun together. She’s a wise old soul, and a very funny one at that. 

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