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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: Rachel Lehmann-Haupt

rachelhauptAGE: 46
RESIDENCE: Northern California
CHILD: A Son, Age 4

Rachel Lehmann-Haupt is one of America’s premier experts on the future of family life, career timing, and the influence of science and technology on fertility and pregnancy, and is widely credited with coining the phrase ‘DIY Mom.’ An in-demand speaker and journalist, her writing appears regularly in the New York Times Magazine, Vogue, O, Glamour, Wired, Self, and more. She graduated with distinction in English literature from Kenyon College, and has a Masters in Journalism from the Graduate School of Journalism at the University of California, Berkeley (where she apprenticed under Clay Felker, the founder of New York magazine). Visit:

What was your road to parenthood like? I decided to get pregnant as a single mom by choice at 40. I was lucky, it didn’t take me very many tries to get pregnant. I tell the story of journey in my memoir, In Her Own Sweet Time: Egg Freezing and the New Frontiers of Family.

What led to your decision to free your eggs? I froze them when I was 37 after a break-up with Mr. Wrong. It helped me feel calmer about my future.

How does being a mom influence your work? I’m more committed and passionate about my work than ever. I’ve also become more efficient with my time. Becoming a mom has opened up mine with new networks of friends and opportunities.

rachelhauptbookcoverWhat was your motivation to write your book? Most of us are getting married and having children after we get our degrees and are on more solid ground professionally. Instead of settling down, we’re spending a big chunk of our 20s and 30s lives living on our own, traveling, hooking up, or trying on different kind of relationships to see which one best fits us. Many of us are not getting married at all. The challenge that comes with this new era of independence is that many are also wrestling with our ambiguities and desires around having children while backed up against the inevitable tick-tock of our biological clocks. At the same that we’re postponing marriage, the age of first-time motherhood and fatherhood is naturally rising, especially in cities. I wanted to offer women a new road map to help them make better choices.

What advice would you offer to multi-tasking overwhelmed moms? Keep lists. Make sure to take time for yoursel,f and practice yoga or some kind of stress management.  (I love bubble baths!)

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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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