Blog for Later in Life Moms Over 35


Our group for later in life moms features mothers and experts sharing.  We share about living life fully over age 35, and write not just about parenting experiences, but life, growth, aging, etc.

Given Robin’s personal passion for sharing cool finds, travel destinations, unique attractions and theatre going, she and others write periodic reviews of products, services, trips, Broadway and Off Broadway shows and other forms of entertainment, attractions and leisure pursuits….whether for kids, moms or couples.

If you’d like to submit a topic, product, destination, event, show or attraction for consideration, write robin@motherhoodlater.com.  Happy to hear from you!

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5 Tips for Moms and Dads on How to Learn Your Children’s Love Language by Later Dad Balint Horvath


Saturday
February 27, 2021

Your role as a parent involves doing so much including giving them loads of love. But, how do you know what love language your child uses especially in those first few years of being a new parent? It can get even more confusing as your child grows older.

I’m fortunate enough to be one of those stay-at-home fathers who gets to spend a few days a week with our toddler daughter. When it came to understanding how my daughter responded to love, I became more aware of how she interpreted the love language.

Through certain cues, I’ve been able to not only give her the love that she adores and builds her self-esteem. But, I’m also able to understand how she expresses love in her own little language.

If you’ve been wondering how to interpret your children’s love language, here are 5 tips to get you started. Each child is different so you may find your child is more open to expressing their love language in one or two particular ways. The same applies when they receive love.

Tip #1: Children Love Physical Touch

It was early on in my daughter’s life during diaper changing that I realized she loved … Continue reading..



Evolving From The “Me” Into The “Us” Generation by Ali Skylar


Friday
February 26, 2021

A couple of weeks ago when we got hit with 35 inches of snow and then later that week about another 8 inches or so, I was out there with my husband shoveling.  And I was wishing that my hulky 22 year old son, living on his own, was still home able to help us out.

It started me thinking about how ironic it is that when you get older and at a point where you really want and need your kids’ help, they’re not around anymore.  

Now that my kids are young adults in their twenties, they understand that for us “older parents” who had kids in their late thirties, their help is appreciated and necessary (we’re in great shape, but certainly no young spring chickens anymore).

When my kids were teenagers, and I’m sure for many of this generation, they didn’t truly understand the importance of stepping up for the family.  That they are as important as we are to creating a working family home.

In my generation, it wasn’t a question of “yes” or “no” to help out with the mundane tasks of keeping the family home organized and clean.  It was expected and no questions asked.  Continue reading..



Free to Be, You and Me! by Wendy Sue Noah


Monday
February 22, 2021

It’s been almost a full year since the pandemic started. No one, especially us parents, could have imagined what life would be like once our kids were sent home, with a “wait and see” message from the schools. All of a sudden, getting toilet paper became a significant challenge, some lost jobs, and all of us lost our routines, and what we had thought was “normal.”

Well, it still is what is. We are still here, though we are starting to get vaccines, and maybe some sort of normalcy, maybe. We’ll see.

What I’ve learned this year, more than anything, is that we have a choice to feel joy or fear. Love or hate. Gratitude or resentfulness. Our personal choices are what makes all the difference NOW.

Maybe one of the biggest learnings for us is to discover our inner peace, which leads to inner freedom. Yes, the troubles are still here, and they will continue post pandemic, but you are still YOU. You are unique, talented, and the only you in the universe. This is a special time for you to really get to know you, without all the distractions of modern life.

We are obviously not in control … Continue reading..



Special Kid to Super Kid by Ruthangela Bernadette (Book Excerpt)


Saturday
February 20, 2021

The 10 Secrets of Unleashing Your Child’s Superpowers

Hey, Ruthangela, it’s your future self here. How’s it going? I bet you’re wondering why I’ve contacted you out of the blue like this. Well, it’s pretty simple, you sent me. Your future self wanted you to know a few things that you really weren’t supposed to learn for another ten years or so.

So, here I am!

You know you’re a super mum, don’t you? Don’t look at me like that! Yes, you are a super mum, and you are going to help other super mums and super dads who are super-stuck right now, just like you were stuck for the longest time.

Do you know you helped your child overcome autism difficulties? Well, you did. And not just autism, but a learning disability and language delay, too. Oh, sorry! Am I going too fast for you? Yes, that’s right, your beautiful baby girl sleeping in her cot right now will receive diagnoses of autism, learning disability, and language delay. But don’t panic, it’s okay because you’re going to unleash your super kid’s superpowers. Yeah, she’s a superhero, too.

But I’m getting ahead of myself here. Is that the time already? … Continue reading..



Tips on Raising a Child with Challenges


Friday
February 19, 2021

Like any other form of parenting, raising a child with special needs or a disability doesn’t come with a ‘how-to’ manual and is a feat no parent is ever fully prepared to tackle. The parenting adventure may include worrying visits to the doctor, complex play dates, and an exhausting, continuous watch.

Are you feeling overwhelmed and drained? You might consider the following…………………

Understand your child’s condition

Having complete knowledge of your child’s condition will help you better understand what they need from you. You may research on the internet, read journals and publications, talk to parents who have raised a child with similar conditions, and always consult with your doctor. Fully grasping the condition will enable you to anticipate challenges and assess how to create structure and support in their lives. For instance, if your child has a hearing impairment, getting the smallest hearing aid on the market might help them with voice recognition and speech development.

Join a support group

It takes a village to raise a child. A support group can be a good place to let go of frustrations by sharing your experiences with parents who face similar challenges. Additionally, a support group can potentially offer … Continue reading..



Interview with Dr. Harvey Karp, author, The Happiest Toddler on the Block – by Melissa Couch Salim


Wednesday
February 17, 2021

Dr. Harvey Karp is one of America’s most-trusted pediatricians and child development experts. He is also the founder and CEO of Happiest Baby, a smart-tech company, creator of SNOO and other parenting solutions.  Dr. Karp practiced pediatrics in Los Angeles for over 25 years. He is on the faculty of the USC School of Medicine and a fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics. His landmark discoveries and unique ability to translate complex science into effective techniques to empower parents have revolutionized our understanding of the needs of young children. Dr. Karp has devoted his life to helping families raise healthy and happy children.

 

I believe that all parents of toddlers would love nothing more than to eliminate their child’s tantrums all together. How did you discover this technique? As a young pediatrician, I tried all of the conventional wisdom for calming upset toddlers who came to me for an examination, from calm patient reassurance to distracting toys, to having them their moms restrain them with their arms, as I tried figure out if their ear drum was red from infection or crying.

As you might imagine, I soon learned that most frightened children are not swayed by … Continue reading..



A Cold Shower A Day Keeps The Doctor Away! by Ali Skylar


Saturday
February 6, 2021

So a couple of weeks ago, my husband, my son and I started getting into taking cold showers in the morning.  Thanks to the teachings of Wim Hof.  It’s taken about 3 weeks to get used to slowly and progressively turning the hot dial on the shower colder and colder setting, but I have to admit, I’m starting to have a whole new relationship with the cold – thanks to Hof.

According to Wikipedia, “Wim Hof, also known as The Iceman, is a Dutch extreme athlete noted for his ability to withstand freezing temperatures. He has set Guinness World Records for swimming under ice and prolonged full-body contact with ice, and still holds the record for a barefoot half marathon on ice and snow.”

The best part about doing this practice is that even though our son is many states away, we have a practice that we do together that keeps us connected metaphysically! It keeps us collaborating together to bring consciousness to a cleaner, healthier, powerful level that flows into every area of our lives.  

My crazy kid (young man about to turn 22), thought it would be fun to call me from the shower yesterday as he Continue reading..



Be a Smart Mum Not a Good Mum By Nicky Tegg (Book Excerpt)


Friday
February 5, 2021

Process #15

Making Friends with Your Future You

 

Imagine your life six months from now. What would you love your life to look like? How are you dressed? How is your demeanour? Who are you with? How do you feel about yourself? Imagine you have your mojo back and you are feeling amazing.

Now imagine your life twelve months from now. What are your surroundings? How do you feel about yourself? What are you doing? How is your self-esteem?

Our brain automatically goes to the past, then the present, and finally to the future. It does this all day, every day. A good way to fog up our mojo is to live in the past and reminisce about all the hurt we have suffered. The problem with that is we can’t change what people have done to us. An irrational part of us seems to think that if we keep remembering the hurt, talking about it, we will be able to talk and think our way out of it.

Thinking and talking about past hurt only drains our energy, as well as the energy of the people we are complaining to. Resentment of the past only creates experiences that … Continue reading..