Please Mind The Gap by Andrea Santo Felcone


On a recent trip to New York City, traveling by train, my little one was getting agitated. He doesn’t like to be told what to do. The automated announcer advising “be careful when exiting the train” and “please mind the gap” at every station stop was driving him crazy. Finally, ...

Meet Later Mom: Rachel Lehmann-Haupt


AGE: 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 ...

Guest Blog Post: Perfectly Fertile Timing: An Antidote to the Panic of the Last Good Egg by Julia Indichova


As an aspiring actress I spent most of my twenties and early thirties struggling to support myself. My elderly father, a recent emigrant, propelled by his own powerlessness and a wish to see me settled, never missed a chance to remark, “You know, once a woman hits thirty, something happens; ...

Guest Blog Post: Little Pink Line by Colleen Mallen


Baby A, you made your presence known just five days after being made. I couldn’t wait two weeks to see if my suspicions were true; I only managed to wait nine days. Your dad was away on a trip. I took a pregnancy test, saw the slightest pink line and ...

Meet Later Mom Filmmakers of Pushing Motherhood: Sybil Azur and Linda Cevallos-French


While I have yet to watch the new (81 minute) feature film documentary from Tempo Entertainment, Pushing Motherhood (now on Vimeo on Demand), it certainly sounds compelling, and I wanted to share a Q&A with the two filmmaker later moms.  It tells the true story of best friends embarking on ...

Guest Blog Post: From Infertility to Hope and Beyond by Michele Talamo (a later mom)


My story begins with the joy and happiness of getting married at 37 year old (my husband was 39). We both wanted a family for so long and now was our chance to start one! Easy right? or so we thought! I was fortunate to get pregnant the second month ...

Miracle Baby…Worth the Effort and More by Renee Divine, Motherhood Later Chapter Head, Minneapolis


In 2009, at the ripe old age of 41, my husband and I tied the knot. Before we got married we agreed that we would try to get pregnant right away and if it didn’t happen for us we would explore adoption. We both agreed that IVF and other modes ...

When I’m 64, Will I Still Want One More? by Melissa Swedoski


What's one more? Have one more. You won't even notice. It's just one more. Come on, you've got time for one more. Since about 20 minutes after the birth of our youngest baby girl in May 2012, I've been pondering if I want to have another. Baby, that is. After all, ...

Marriage Moments with a Cougar and Her Cubs by Melissa Swedoski


My second official Mother's Day came and went, and I learned some valuable lessons. First, I learned my husband has awesome graphic design skills, as he created a personalized card for me using pictures of our girls along with some clever quips. The cover was a picture of our 1 ...

Mumbling through the mayhem of motherhood after 40 by Melissa Swedoski


My baby girl turned 1 on Sunday. Um, I didn't give her permission to do that. Although she rarely asks my opinion on anything. She pretty much blinks at me when I tell her what to do. But she's the best cuddlebug ever, so I find it really hard to ...