Archive for March, 2008

The Potato Chip Syndrome


This past Friday, my husband and I ended up with an unexpected night off from our children. I had taken them to my mother's house for the day, escaping some loud and dirty construction work going on at our house. My son Joey refused to take a nap at Nana's ...

Is This What 40 Something Is?


I've blogged about my fibroids. I've written about my erratic sleeping patterns, I think due in part to hormones. A couple of months ago, I hurt the rotator cuff on my right arm....I believe due to lifting Seth under that arm. And, it's still not 100 percent. ...

Going Back to Work (2)


Ten days until I return to work. And I continue to address my anxieties.One major problem has been solved: we found a babysitter. She came for the interview, and we knew that we found the one. We checked her references; all enjoyed long-term relationships with her (17 ...

The Green-Eyed Monster


I'm jealous. And, I'm sorry for how I feel, but at times, I can't help it. I'm being brutally honest.I'm deeply envious of those moms who still have their parents and have a close relationship with them. They are SO lucky, and I feel the loss.My mom ...

Instant Family


Greetings. My name is Joanna Brody. One year ago I could not imagine writing a blog (what do I have to say?) let alone on a site for "later in life" mothers. Yet here I am today, 44, the mother of two, sharing my life and thoughts, tribulations and triumphs, ...

How did that happen?


A little hello from the wild west in Prescott, Arizona. My name is Maureen VanWalleghan and Robin invited me to do some blogging here at Motherhood Later Than Sooner... I am a wee bit nervous...even though I am a writer there is something quite amazing to be living in a ...

Back in the Dark Ages


Had a frustrating day today.Came off a nice weekend and had hoped for a good chunk of productivity before Seth returned from pre-K today.Well...you've no doubt heard the expression....we make our plans, and G-d makes his. Today was one of those days. I was in the kitchen just about ...

Going Back to Work (1)


I'm going back to work within a month. It's been ten months. On the last day of work (early June 2007), I was four months pregnant. This April, I will be back at work, with a four-month-old baby. Moments during these blissful days of hanging out ...