Talking Perimenopause with Dr. Prudence Hall by Robin Gorman Newman


I had the opportunity to connect with Dr. Prudence Hall to pose some questions re: perimenopause.  She is founder of The Hall Center (www.thehallcenter.com).   I have been in perimenopause for 8 years…getting closer to menopause.  And, I’ve been highly symptomatic including things I never anticipated, i.e. tongue burn, dry eyes, etc. ...

Embracing the Image in the Mirror by Stephanie S. Faubion, M.D.


Excerpted from Mayo Clinic The Menopause Solution: A doctor's guide to relieving hot flashes, enjoying better sex, sleeping well, controlling your weight, and being happy!. Copyright © 2016 by Stephanie S. Faubion, M.D.  Reprinted with permission from Oxmoor House, an imprint of Time Inc. Books. All rights reserved.   [caption id="attachment_23788" align="alignleft" width="250"] ...

Healthy Living for Later Moms


Motherhood is always challenging, and even more so for mothers who are in their late 30s, 40s, and 50s. In addition to having less energy to work with, older moms are dealing with different health issues than younger moms and often take longer to recover from having a baby. Here ...

Sleep Apnea – Medical Insight: My Chat with Dr. David M. Rapoport by Robin Gorman Newman


In an effort to continue to educate myself about sleep apnea, to further my desire to treat my case and to share with others who may benefit, I've been speaking with medical practitioners who are not treating me at present but are experts in the arena. I had the pleasure to ...

Approaching Menopause with Positivity by Carol E. Wyer, author, Grumpy Old Menopause (Book Excerpt)


One of the most frightening experiences I had was my first panic attack, also referred to as panic disorder. I believed I was going to die from a heart attack. Because of the hormonal fluctuations occurring inside the menopausal woman’s bodies, several physical and psychological effects take place, and panic ...

Interview with Later Mom: Author Gail Sheehy by Robin Gorman Newman


Gail Sheehy, 77, is the author of seventeen books, including the classic New York Times bestseller Passages, named one of the ten most influential books of our times by the Library of Congress. A multiple award-winning literary journalist, she was one of the original contributors to New York magazine and has ...

Stepping Into the Past by Sharon O’Donnell


Walking around one's college campus thirty years after graduation prompts much reflection. I only live 20 minutes from the campus of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and I've been to Chapel Hill many times for medical appointments on the edge of town, but it's been a long ...

Motherhood Later Giveaway: AMBI cooling device


To enter to win, sign up (in the box at the top of this page) for our Baby Bloomer newsletter, if you don’t currently receive it.  Two lucky subscribers will be chosen and notified via email. AMBI, powered by Blu●TEC™ (“AMBI”), the first-ever portable, personal cooling device, works like an ...

Later Mom: Wouldn’t Change It If I Could By Lori Loesch


To watch me in action, especially when my daughter was younger, you would have thought that I had never raised a child in my life.  Enter my first born, he will soon turn twenty - one, and he made it through school.  With honors, I might brag!  I’m very proud ...

I’m Half Way There…by Cara Potapshyn Meyers


July 29, 2013. The last time I got my period. Exactly six months ago. A blessing of bliss. I am only “half way” towards reaching full menopause. Three of my doctors and my lab reports all indicate that my “childbearing” days are far gone. Full bliss. I have heard from friends that ...