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: Author Linda Goodnight


lindagoodmanNAME: Linda Goodnight
AGE: 65
RELATIONSHIP STATUS: Married
RESIDENCE: Oklahoma
CHILDREN’S NAMES/AGES: Victoria, 14, Masha, 18 and six more!

Linda Goodnight is the award-winning, bestselling author of nearly fifty novels, including her latest, The Memory House. Her books center on broken people, the power of family and love, healing and redemption. She’s been a teacher and a nurse, and is the proud mother to a blended family of eight children. Her books are available anywhere books are sold and through her website at www.lindagoodnight.com.

What was your road to parenthood like?  Crazy. Sporadic. I like to say we’ve had three sets of children. When we married in our twenties, my husband brought three children with him and I became an instant stepmother. Later, we added three more bio children. They grew to adulthood and we thought our days of parenthood were complete. However, life had a surprise. Long after the first nest was emptied and we were far past the age that most people consider raising children, Gene and I became interested in orphan ministry, never expecting that this would lead to a new beginning as parents to two adopted girls.

memoryhouseIs there one project in your career thus far that you are most proud of, and why?  My newest novel, The Memory House, is a book I’m especially proud of. For years, I wanted to write a big, complex, dual time period book like this but allowed other book deadlines, fear of failure and all the usual excuses to hold me back.

How does being a mom influence your work? What do your children think of all that you do?  One of the great blessings of being an author is that I work at home and arrange my own schedule. Being a mom is top priority and if my girls need me, if they have an event at school, if one of them is sick, whatever their need, I adjust accordingly. My children also influence my work in that I always want to write stories they can be proud of, stories of hope and healing that encourage and bring light. That’s what I want for my kids, so that’s what I want for those who read my books.

My children are incredibly proud to tell people that their mom is a writer. My oldest daughter, who has a unique name and is a professional speaker, generally leads her talks with the fact that her mother is a novelist with a vivid imagination and that should explain her fanciful name. She claims it’s a great ice breaker!


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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!

Email robin@motherhoodlater.com.

(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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