Join Motherhood Later… Than Sooner Older Mommy Group

Join Motherhood Later... Than Sooner Older Mommy Group

  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

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 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

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: Mallory Kasdan

MalloryKasdan_HeatherPhelpsLipton1NAME: Mallory Kasdan

AGE: 42




I’m a voice actor for television and radio, and a writer working in several mediums. My first children’s book, ELLA, has just been published by Viking Children’s Books. is the book’s website.

What was your road to parenthood like? When I was a single woman in New York I always watched mothers and families with a lot of interest and tried to picture myself as a mom, but it wasn’t until after I was living with my husband and we got married that becoming a mother feel like a real desire. My first kid was born when I was 34 and my second at 38. I was surprised at how overwhelmed I was by motherhood. The love was amazing and at times almost crippling. I felt a loss of control that I have now come to accept as completely normal but at the time it was intense.

EllaJacketIs there one project in your career thus far that you are most proud of, and why? I’m very excited about ELLA, which is a modern parody of Eloise, the classic children’s book. I think ELLA is fun and captures a moment in time, which happens to be the Brooklyn of 2015 where I currently reside and parent. By updating a classic, I’m able to make a bit of fun of what I see around me and pay homage to a book that I love. The illustrator I worked with, Marcos Chin, is a fantastic and witty visual artist, and I’m so proud of how the book looks and reads. ELLA is special because it is my first book, but also because the idea to write it was inspired by my daughter and has opened me up to the idea that writing for kids is something I treasure and want to do more of.

How does being a mom influence your work? What do your children think of all that you do? My kids think it’s cool that I talk for a living by doing voiceover work, and they loved getting to see my picture in the back of my book. I feel lucky to be able to do all of these different types of creative work that still allow me to take them to some of their afterschool activities. It’s not always easy to juggle all of the tabs I have open in my head but like ELLA and Eloise before her, I am rarely bored.

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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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