Meet Later Dad: Tom LaMarr


NAME:  Tom LaMarr AGE:  “A youthful 61” RELATIONSHIP STATUS: Married RESIDENCE:  Colorado CHILDREN: Evelyn, an even more youthful 13 The median age for becoming a parent has climbed, and Tom LaMarr is the reason. This Colorado dad was nearly 48 when he met his daughter, which makes him even older now. GEEZER DAD, his memoir ...

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 ...

Guest Blog Post: Equality for All Should Mean Adopted People by Adam Pertman, President, National Center on Adoption and Permanency


At the beginning of the 1900s, grim predictions punctuated the debate over women’s suffrage. Everyone in the family unit would be damaged in innumerable ways if this outrage were allowed to happen, argued the critics, some of whom went so far as to predict the end of civilization itself. Half a ...

Meet Later Mom: Dani Klein Modisett


NAME: Dani Klein Modisett AGE: 52 RELATIONSHIP STATUS: Married RESIDENCE: Atwater Village, Los Angeles, CA CHILDRENS NAMES/AGES: Gabriel 12, Gideon 8 As I recently told a group of 400 organizations from around the country gathered to hear 200 authors pitch their books for a chance to come to their town and speak, all of my ...

Meet Later Mom: Jillian Lauren


NAME: Jillian Lauren AGE: 41 RELATIONSHIP STATUS: Married RESIDENCE: Los Angeles, CA CHILDS NAME/AGE: Tariku, age 7 I’m a writer, storyteller, mom, rock-wife, and Los Angeleno, by way of Jersey. I’m the author of the memoir EVERYTHING YOU EVER WANTED, as well as the New York Times bestselling memoir Some Girls: My ...

Meet Later Mom: Annabelle Gurwitch


NAME: Annabelle Gurwitch AGE: 53RELATIONSHIP STATUS: married to Jeff KahnRESIDENCE: Los AngelesCHILD NAME/AGE: 17 year old son EzraI'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 ...

Meet Later Mom: Mallory Kasdan


NAME: Mallory KasdanAGE: 42RELATIONSHIP STATUS: MarriedRESIDENCE: Brooklyn, NY CHILDRENS NAMES/AGES: Zoe 8, Miles 4I'm a voice actor for television and radio, and a writer working in several mediums. My first children's book, ELLA, has just been published by Viking Children's Books. www.ellathebook.com is the book's website.What was your road to ...

Birthdays Come and Go by Michele Talamo (a Later Mom)


My daughter and I are turning 5 and 45 this year! Birthdays come around for everyone all the time, right?! For me as an older mom, it has so much more meaning. As my daughter ages and reaches milestones, so do I! It's a time that makes me stop and ...

Meet Later Mom: Actress/Author Brooke Shields


YOUR NAME:  Brooke ShieldsAGE:  49RELATIONSHIP STATUS:  MarriedRESIDENCE:  New York CityCHILDREN’S NAMES/AGES: Rowan 11, Grier 8  You have had success in many entertainment arenas.  Is there one in your career that you are most proud of, and why?  Acting on Broadway. The amount of work, talent and endurance you have to ...

SAN FRANCISCO FAMILY ADVENTURE by Robin Gorman Newman


Let me first say that I'm a HUGE California lover.  Two summers ago, we went to San Diego, and it was just a lovely vacation. This past summer, we chose San Francisco and surrounding areas because my son, Seth, age 11, is a huge fan of the website Roblox.com, and we ...