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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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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: Monica Piper, Actress, Comedian and Writer

monica-piper-headshot-3AGE: Buying firming creams at Saks
RESIDENCE: Santa Monica, CA

Stand up comedian and writer on Roseanne, Mad About You and Emmy Award-winning head-writer and producer of Rugrats.  Author and star of “Not That Jewish,” currently running Off Broadway.

What was your road to parenthood like? After a failed marriage in my 20’s, I spent almost all of my 30’s with a man I truly believed was the love of my life.  It kills me because I believe it really could have worked if only he’d been… an entirely different person.  Although finding great success in my career as a stand up, it had never occurred to me that I wouldn’t SOME day have that husband, be raising those kids.  But finding myself without a man, and 41 in LOS ANGELES, it became a chilling possibility.  I decided I would have my baby, then find our man.

(Monica in "Not That Jewish.")

(Monica in “Not That Jewish.”)

What led to your decision to adopt? A year of fertility treatments and rendezvous with six-foot, green-eyed, musical and athletic sperm sample 142 were deemed “unsuccessful.”  I disagree.  Because it led a good friend to ask, “Do you want to be pregnant or be a mother?”  That led me to adoption.

How does being a single mom influence your work? Well, first, it gave me great material for my act.  “I was fixed up with a guy who didn’t have kids.  ‘You’re my first single mother.  How does it work?’  ‘ Well, I list every chore, divide them in half… and do them all.”

For the first few years, I took Jake with me on the road.  It was great. We were never apart.  I was nurturer and breadwinner.  A stay-at-hotel Mom!  And I had all the time in the world to teach him to be a great guy.  “All women are goddesses, yes they are.  The very BEST women have a little extra fat right here on their thighs, yes they do.  What’s a man’s favorite word?  Commitment, yes it is.”

But when he got older and it was time for pre-school, I knew I had to find a way to make money being funny that would work for both of us.  My agent got me a meeting with Klasky-Csupo, a great animation studio.  Next thing I knew, I was a writer on RUGRATS, the #1 kid show in the country AND my son’s favorite.  It was perfect.  I was living with a three-year-old and getting paid well to think like one.  And to his friends, I was a rock star!

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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