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 Dad: Claude Knobler

Claude & NatiNAME:  Claude Knobler

AGE:  49


RESIDENCE:  Los Angeles, CA

CHILDRENS NAMES/AGES:  Clay 18.  Grace 16.  Nati 16.

(Note: Claude was 39 when they adopted Nati, his third child.)

I am the author of More Love, Less Panic: 7 Lessons I Learned About Life, Love, and Parenting After We Adopted Our Son from Ethiopia.  You can read all about the book and a bit more about my family on

What was your road to parenthood like?  My first two kids came along in a fairly traditional way.  I’d always thought I’d have kids, ‘some day.’  Then, one day, my wife told me that she wanted to have kids, and that ‘some day’ had more or less arrived.  I’m grateful to her for nudging me along because otherwise, like a lot of guys, I think I might have just waited and waited and waited some more.

Our third child, Nati, was more my idea…in a way.  I read a magazine article about the many children in Ethiopia who’d been orphaned because of the AIDS crisis.  I suggested that my wife read the article and that we consider adoption, but, honestly, I was sure we never really would.  When she read the article and said, ‘you know, actually, we could adopt a kid from there,’ I was stunned.  Not too long after reading that article, I was flying home from Ethiopia with a five-year-old boy who was now my son.

Motherhood Later Giveaway: The Hip Hugger

hiphuggerWhen a purse is too much but a few extra pockets are needed to stash necessities like credit cards, a cell phone, and essential beauty gear – the “Hip Hugger” offers a hands free solution. 

Created by Petal and Stem, the “Hip Hugger” makes tasks like traveling safe and easy with all one’s essentials within reach around the waist.  With two invisible pockets, you can feel secure and use it to keep everything close.

There are 3 sizes to choose from, with 3 sets of snaps to adjust the belt size, and just added is a cell phone/passport pouch that may be worn on a regular leather belt as well. It’s handmade of fabric, and various colorful patterns are available.  Some are even reversible.

The company also offers a wrist hugger  -  with one hidden pocket for a key and some cash. 

highugger2For more information, visit Petal and Stem.

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