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  Want to find an older moms group with other moms over 35+ who are parenting later in life?  Did you become a midlife mommy at 35+ whether for the first time or again?  Join an in-person chapter, or help launch one in your town. Membership in 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

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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Want to Blog for Us? Have you always wanted to blog and didn’t know how to get started?  Are you an experienced mommy 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 ...

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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: Actress/Author/Artist/Philanthropist Jane Seymour

janeheadshotapproved Actress, producer, artist, designer, philanthropist, and mother of six, Jane Seymour, 64, is a multiple Emmy and Golden Globe winner, known for her roles in Live and Let Die, Somewhere in Time, East of Eden, and the acclaimed television drama Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman. Her love of art has led her to great success as a painter in watercolors and oils. In 2008, Jane partnered with Kay Jewelers to design a special jewelry collection called “Open Hearts by Jane Seymour.” In 2010, Jane launched the Open Hearts Foundation, which works to empower people to turn their personal adversity into opportunities to help others, and is also involved in numerous philanthropic causes including Childhelp, American Red Cross, and City Hearts.

Jane and me.

Jane and me.

I, Robin Gorman Newman, founder,, had the opportunity to sit down with Ms. Seymour during a recent trip to New York City (Ms. Seymour lives in Los Angeles), and she is lovely (inside and out), forthcoming, accomplished, engaging, inspiring, sincere, and a delight to hang with.  I thank her for taking the time to share with me and our audience.  Hope you enjoy the interview.

ROBIN: You are clearly a woman who embraces change and have experienced a lot of it.

JANE: I realized very early on in life that change was actually a catalyst for something better to happen.  And, as uncomfortable and painful as change might be, especially when you don’t ask for it, accepting and moving forward through it and taking experience from it, gives you an opportunity to lead a richer life.

janeseymourmotherROBIN: Where does that strength come from?

JANE: My mom was a survivor.  Everyone I know who is a child of a survivor is a survivor.  You walk the walk.  My mother was a very big influence in my life, and my father too.  He was an amazing man.  We didn’t have much money, but we went to galleries and museums, read books and listened to classical music.  My mother was very much the homemaker — so I learned to how to cook, sew and create.  They were both very concerned about my wanting to become a ballerina — it was absolutely not their plan.  But, they respected that I had a passion in life and ultimately suggested I become a teacher, but I said I’d be unhappy doing that.  To give them credit, they eventually stopped telling me what I should do and just watched and were very proud of me.

ROBIN: You’re been married four times (curently divorced), and it seems have maintained a positive relationship with your ex-husbands. How have you achieved that?

JANE:  I see them all all the time, and they are friends with one another, and they joke about the time they spent with me.  We’ve been able to accept what happened, while not forgetting or disregarding the good we had together.  Once you love someone, you always love them.  You may not be right married or to be in a relationship for a long time, but the relationship you had was valuable, and then it becomes something else, if you’re fortunate.  You can figure out how to have a different type of relationship.

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TRAVEL MADE SIMPLE. Calling All Travel Lovers! Do you find it hard to come up with cool things to do with your kids on family vacation?

sanfranfiretrucktourThat’s where I come in.  I love to travel, and have planned many a trip, near and far, with my son, now age 12.  It’s not always easy finding activities that a boy, particularly, finds cool….but one of my strengths is coming up with off the beaten track things that both parents and kids can enjoy.  I’m not suggesting you visit a wild ‘n crazy place, unless you want to. But, aside from the must-see attractions, there are things to do that you might not know of.

I’m now offering a vacation planning service for busy moms and their family to help create an itinerary for your next vacation that generates special memories for years to come.  I do the homework, so to speak, and you have an awesome vacation!


(Photo: My son and I took a fire engine tour over the Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco.  It was really special!)

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