Blog for Moms Over 35


Our group for older moms over 35 parenting later in life blog features moms 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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A Family Visit to The Maritime Aquarium by Robin Gorman Newman


Wednesday
September 4, 2019

We have always been an aquarium-loving family, so this summer we decided to pay a first time visit to The Maritime Aquarium in Norwalk, CT.  It is the only aquarium focused on Long Island Sound, and it explores related animals and conservation issues from around the world.

A constantly evolving facility, The Maritime Aquarium offers visitors personal interactions with animals and interpretation by knowledgeable staff and volunteers.  It supports an active collaborative research program on species and natural systems related to its collections, and it serves as a regional forum for dissemination of information related to Long Island Sound and the oceans.

The aquarium’s ultimate goal is to help people recognize that Long Island Sound enriches the quality of their lives, and must be protected.  From sea turtles to jellyfish to playful seals, there was plenty of underwater eye candy to observe and in some cases touch.

We spent about two hours, including taking in one of their IMAX® movies included in the price of admission. All standard movies are about 40 minutes long.  The film we chose was Superpower Dogs and totally loved it.  Very entertaining and enlightening film that sheds light on the training and all that these … Continue reading..



Meet Later Mom Jodi Meltzer Darter


Monday
August 26, 2019

AGE: 46
RELATIONSHIP STATUS: Married
RESIDENCE: Franklin, Massachusetts

I am a blogger on my personal websites, Jodi Darter and Mommy Dish, and a parenting writer/contributor for several publications, including HuffPost, The Mighty, and Scary Mommy. I am also the author of a novel children’s book, When You Lived in My Belly.

 

Tell us about your path to parenthood. Growing up, I envisioned the conventional route to motherhood–love, marriage, and a baby carriage–but that wasn’t the path I was supposed to take. The proverbial stork dropped a sweet 8-year-old girl on my doorstep first.

If you asked me in my twenties if I would marry a widower with a child at age 32, I would have emphatically said, “No” (or “Hell, no!” because I had an attitude). But that’s exactly what happened. While my relationship with my ex-husband did not last, my love for his daughter did. We bonded over milkshakes, movies, and mom-and-me moments she missed losing her mother at age 4, and I was smitten. I still am.

Still, I longed to experience the magical moment of discovering my pregnancy, nourishing a living being growing inside of my belly, and feeling the pure … Continue reading..



MEDICAL PARENTING How to Navigate Health, Wellness & the Medical System with Your Child by Jacqueline Jones, MD (Book Excerpt)


Monday
August 19, 2019

The marriage you enter into with your pediatrician can last for more than 21 years, so buyer beware: it is important to spend time deciding what type of person you are, and what type of support and availability you will need.

The following story may have played out much differently, had the patient’s parents spent more time finding a pediatrician better suited to their situation.

I reached down and laid my hand on the shoulder of the sobbing mother who sat in my exam chair, her small child nestled in her arms.

“It is going to be okay, we’ll figure this out together,” I reassured her. Her newborn child was having problems breastfeeding and I could feel the anxiety and sense of failure radiating from her hunched shoulders.

She had driven more than two hours from her home in Connecticut to see me, searching for answers and a solution to the escalating daily battles between her and her infant. I had found a tongue-tie in this perfectly formed baby boy, something relatively common in newborns. at paired with his mother’s inexperience with breastfeeding had turned what should have been an enjoyable bonding experience for a mother and child into a … Continue reading..



Put Your Best Foot Forward, Literally by Robin Gorman Newman


Friday
August 16, 2019

Having been recently diagnosed with Plantar Fasciitis (a very painful foot condition), I’ve been on a quest to educate myself both about the best self care and strategy going forward, particularly in the shoe department.

So the timing was perfect when I was introduced to a company called Moji.

Since their introduction in 2017, Moji’s Heated Foam Roller and Heated Massage Balls have become the go-to heated massage products for warm up and recovery for athletes and active people.  And, now with Moji’s Thermal Bag™, you can bring them to your yoga class, gym, dance studio, etc.

“Muscle soreness, pain, and tightness often keep you from working out. Foam rolling helps heal and relax muscle tissue and eases trigger points. Unfortunately, for many people, rolling hurts. By adding heat, our Moji Heated Foam Roller helps to relax and soothe muscles and makes foam rolling feel good. The therapeutic heat increases blood flow as you roll, which helps to loosen tight muscles even more,” says Victor Viner, Moji’s Founder and CEO.

The insulated carrying bag is water resistant, lightweight, soft, and easy to clean.

I have to say…I love the heated foam roller.  I was advised to use a foam … Continue reading..



Four Reasons Women Delay Childbirth Until Midlife


Thursday
August 15, 2019

Anyone reading recent news has surely seen the myriad of articles about the birth rates for women in their 30s being at the highest levels in four decades. You might wonder why women are delaying having children when the medical establishment is so gung-ho on informing us that “Advanced Maternal Age” raises the risk of miscarriage, congenital disabilities, twins, high blood pressure, gestational diabetes, and difficult labor. Here are the four main reasons moms wait to have kids until later in life.

Science and technology give women a choice

Women still struggle with social permission to delay marriage and childbirth. We are no longer labeled spinsters after a certain age, but the question remains, “when are you going to get married?” Or the equivalent, “don’t wait too long to get pregnant!”

In 2016, for the first time in history, more women in their early 30s were having babies than younger moms. The social pressure may still exist, but reliable birth control and assisted reproductive methods have given women control over when they want to begin a family.

Pursuing higher education

High school graduates are increasingly encouraged to pursue higher education; women with degrees have children about seven years later than … Continue reading..



Artwork Inspired by Firefighters and Admired By My Jr. Firefighter Son by Robin Gorman Newman


Monday
August 12, 2019

My son, Seth, has been a Junior Firefighter volunteer in our town for some time, and we had the privilege of attending, a while back, a special event held at the New York City Fire Museum  — New York’s Bravest Honored in a Pop-Up Exhibition by Acclaimed UK Artist, Alexander Millar.

We became instant fans of the artist and recently became the proud owners of one of Millar’s prints (Parade Day….pictured to the left).

His work is so impressive and heartfelt, that it prompted me to share about his inspired artistry.

Taking inspiration from archive material from the New York City Fire Museum, and the Vulcan Society (a fraternal organization of Black Firefighters), including photographs of the 18th, 19th and 20th century firefighter, Millar has created a collection of portraits and cityscapes that show respect, humor and warmth for the everyday heroes of the city, communicating a strong sense of the people behind the uniforms.

Millar donates 20% of the profits from sales of one of his new artworks, ‘We Can Be Heroes’, to the city’s Fire Museum and the Vulcan Society.

 “The New York firefighters are an iconic representation of the spirit of New York in many ways, I Continue reading..



Visiting THE AKC MUSEUM OF THE DOG and GULLIVER’S GATE by Robin Gorman Newman


Thursday
August 8, 2019

My now 16 year old son and I have done many NYC staycations over the years, so he’s developed a love of all that the city has to offer.

While in summer, we try to spend as much time by our community pool as possible….especially this year since he’s working there as a lifeguard….but we decided to venture into the city one afternoon to check out two cool venues.

One which we had been to before…and the other which is fairly new.

Our first stop was “NYC’s only Museum dedicated to man’s best friend.”

While we don’t have a dog, we are both fans, and my son is particularly drawn to German Shepherds and Huskies….so when we were greeted by this lovely statue, he took immediate interest.

The American Kennel Club Museum of the Dog is located 101 Park Ave, very near to Grand Central Station, and it houses one of the world’s largest repositories of canine fine art including works by such famous dog artists as Sir Edwin Landseer, Maud Earl, Arthur Wardle and many more.

Spanning two intimate floors, the gallery includes such interactive exhibits as:

  • “Find Your Match” kiosks that take your photo, aligning its likeness with
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Broadway’s Beetlejuice – Ticket Giveaway and Discount (from MotherhoodLater.com)


Monday
August 5, 2019

“THE WHOLE WORLD LOVES BEETLEJUICE!” New York Post 

“A BIG, FANTASTICAL FUNHOUSE OF BURTONESQUE MAGIC!” People Magazine 

Bring your family to the show The New York Times calls “A JAW-DROPPING FUNHOUSE!” Based on Tim Burton’s dearly beloved film, this hilarious new musical tells the story of Lydia Deetz, a strange and unusual teenager whose whole life changes when she meets a recently deceased couple and a demon with a thing for stripes. With an irreverent book, an astonishing set, and a score that’s out of this Netherworld, BEETLEJUICE is “SREAMINGLY GOOD FUN!” (Variety). And under its uproarious surface (six feet under, to be exact), it’s a remarkably touching show about family, love, and making the most of every Day-O!

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Ticket Giveaway

MotherhoodLater.com is giving away tickets to see BEETLEJUICE on Broadway. To enter to win a pair, please email robin@motherhoodlater.com.  Put BEETLEJUICE in the Subject Line, and indicate why you would like to see the show.  Winners will be notified via email.… Continue reading..