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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: Shelley Ross


shelleyrossheadshotNAME: Shelley Ross
RELATIONSHIP STATUS: Married
RESIDENCE: New Canaan, CT and NYC, NY
CHILDREN: Benjamin Simone 35; Kimberley Simone 33

Shelley Ross is an author, producer, network news executive producer (ABC Good Morning America, PrimeTime Live, CBS The Early Show). Entertainment producer/director of concert specials. Media consultant. President of The Cure Alliance.

What was your road to parenthood like? I met my future husband when his children were five and seven. I really liked him, but really fell in love when I watched him for the first time serving his children SpaghettiOs. It wasn’t much of a lunch, but he was such a sweet and loving father I thought, “how lucky.” As our relationship grew, the children would soon travel back and forth, spending Christmas, spring break and summer vacations with us. They were so young, and it was difficult for them. I read every book on how to ease the transition. Most were rubbish, but if I could get one piece of advice per book, I considered it a success. The best advice was how to help children if they feel guilty about liking you: always take them ou,t and let them pick out a small gift to take home to their mom. It was a most wonderful idea and experience to share. The children also influenced me to want to be married. I had a grown into a much more important person in their lives than “Daddy’s girlfriend.”

shelleyrossformalYou have had success in many entertainment arenas. Is there one project in your career thus far that you are most proud of, and why? I’m proud of many projects, and I’d have to say two stand out: one in news, one in entertainment. I was the executive producer of Good Morning America on 9/11 and in the control room with Diane Sawyer and Charles Gibson live on the air when the first plane struck the World Trade Center. As challenging as the situation was, having to report as New York and the nation was under attack, I was equally proud we could prevent false reports from airing. Our skilled anchors, along with Peter Jennings, helped calm a frightened nation. And it was important to lead in the newsroom as so many of our staffers had grown up in New York and knew people who were killed in the attacks. One of our GMA audio engineers was married to the sommelier who perished in Windows On the World. Our young production assistants were screening footage for days so we wouldn’t show people jumping off buildings. We offered and encouraged counseling for everyone. For our efforts during 9/11, ABC News was awarded the highest honor in broadcast journalism, Peabody Award.


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Play Fair at Javits Center — Ticket Giveaway from MotherhoodLater.com


playfairThe first ever Play Fair comes to the Javits Center on February 13-14 in New York City! Play Fair will feature the best of toys, games, and family entertainment – Comic Con for Kids!

Play Fair is presented by LEGO and Nickelodeon and features Hasbro, Mattel, Cartoon Network, Crayola, Toys”R”Us, and more – and you can see them all and save money with a LIMITED TIME offer for your families! Save $5 on each ticket you buy at http://www.playfairny.com/tickets with code: MLTS

Kick off February break in the biggest play room ever…

• See the new Batmobile from the upcoming film Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice
• Build and race your own LEGO car
• Meet the PAW Patrol, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, SpongeBob SquarePants, Peppa Pig, and PJ Masks
• Test out your favorite NERF products
• Create with Crayola
• Test out the newest scooters and fun from RAZOR
• Make comics with award-winning comic creators
• See new toys never seen before
• Watch performances of the Story Pirates and many others on the TOYS R Us Stage
• Plus so much more!

TICKET GIVEAWAY:

MotherhoodLater.com is giving away two Family Four packs – for the date and session of your choice. To enter, write, by 5pm, 2/5, to robin@motherhoodlater.com. Put PLAY FAIR in the Subject Line, and please indicate why you’d like to win. Please also indicate which date you’d like to attend, and if you prefer the morning or afternoon time slot. Winner will be notified via email.