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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: Annabelle Gurwitch

gurwitchheadshotNAME: Annabelle Gurwitch
AGE: 53
RELATIONSHIP STATUS: married to Jeff Kahn
RESIDENCE: Los Angeles
CHILD NAME/AGE: 17 year old son Ezra

I’m an actress, a mother, a wife and an author. My latest book is I SEE YOU MADE AN EFFORT: compliments, indignities and survival stories from the edge of 50.  It’s recently out in paperback.

Is there one project in your career thus far that you are most proud of, and why?  I had great time acting, in particular, I loved my job hosting on Dinner and a Movie on TBS, I got pregnant and was on that show until my son was two, it was great to have stability like that when my son was little.  This latest book, I SEE YOU MADE AN EFFORT, is my most satisfying project to date, I have to say. Partly because I’ve gotten to travel all over the country and meet the women I wrote this book, women who had kids later and are now juggling motherhood, mid life careers and taking care of aging parents: sandwich generation issues.

gurwitchbookDo you consider yourself a role model for women? I always say I don’t write self help books, I write “self hurt’ books. On any given day, If I’ve got on matching socks, have been able to find my keys so I get out of the house and find the brain power to write and not have a meltdown when my teenage son grunts at me, it’s a good day. I’m not sure if that makes me a role model to anyone, but I think many women can relate to that!

How does being a mom influence your work? I look at the world through the lens of motherhood. I recently wrote about the rising tensions in Western Europe for The Los Angeles Times, that was from the pov of being a mother. It’s very much a part of my life, so as a memoirist it’s reflected in my work.

What was your motivation to write your book? What do you hope readers will take away from it? One of the things I’ve learned from turning 50 is that I need my community, so I do hope that my book inspires women to get together with friends if they’ve lost track of them during the crazy years when your kids are younger. I also think that humor can be the greatest salve, it doesn’t give you a hangover like alcohol. So humor therapy- it’s very cost effective as well!

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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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