Meet Later Mom Dina Lewis


AGE:  53 RELATIONSHIP STATUS:  Single RESIDENCE:  Chicago AGE OF YOUR DAUGHTER: 9 years Did you always want to be a mom?  I always wanted to be a mom, I just didn’t know when it would happen.  I spent my 20's and 30's figuring myself out and then building a career.   When I was ...

Michele Borba, author, Thrivers, The Surprising Reasons Why Some Kids Struggle and Others Shine: Interview by Melissa Couch Salim


Michele Borba has been a teacher, educational consultant and parent for many years, and she has never been more worried about kids than she is right now.  She describes our kids today as strivers—educated, motivated and more privileged than ever before, yet depressed, lonely and empty, and this is according ...

Meet New Later-in-Life Dad Stephen McCall: Interview by Robin Gorman Newman, founder, MotherhoodLater.com


Stephen McCall AGE: 43 RELATIONSHIP STATUS: Single  RESIDENCE: Washington, D.C.  AGES OF YOUR CHILDREN: 11 & 15 I am a senior staffer for the U.S. Congress.  I also am a distinguished military veteran (US Air Force) and worked over 20 years in the Department of Defense as a civil servant. I was diagnosed with Tourette syndrome at age ...

Meet Melissa Bernstein of Melissa & Doug and Author, LifeLines


Q&A With Melissa Bernstein From the outside, your life looks perfect: you started a business from scratch, used your creativity to design toys, and made hundreds of millions of dollars doing it. You’ve been married for 28 years, have 6 kids, 2 dogs, a cat, a beautiful house. Did the fear ...

I am Mama by Later Mom Marina Topsis


I worked in the airline industry for 38 1/2 years and took early retirement at 60 for many reasons. I wish I could say it was solely for my then 4 and 6 year old sons. It turned out to be a great decision. A few months later, 3/16/20, we ...

Me, Motherhood, and a Wise Woman by Julie Wheaton & Patrece Powers (Book Excerpt)


She makes it look so easy. She looks so together. She has a clean house. She has a nanny. She doesn’t spend enough time with her kids. She spends too much time with her kids. She doesn’t need to work. She is so smart. She is so creative. She has a husband who helps with the kids. She is having ...

Mom, You Just Don’t Get It by Ali Skylar


The other day my 21 year old son Chaz called after watching a documentary called The Social Dilemma. According to the filmmakers, this documentary is “a powerful exploration of the disproportionate impact that a relatively small number of engineers in Silicon Valley have over the way we think, act, and ...

All In by Later Mom Ali Skylar


I was at a Motherhood Later Zoom gathering when one of the moms shared a bit about her parenting journey, and how an extremely challenging birth experience “birthed” an incredible commitment on her husband’s part to help make changes in the workplace. On a global scale, Josh Levs’ work has ...

Diary of a Midlife Mom – September 2020 by Lin Griffith


My story begins like many other women.  As a little girl, I dreamed of marrying my prince charming one day, happily raising at least 4 children all while being the perfect wife and mom.  Sound familiar? Fast forward about 20 years, and lo and behold, I was finding myself going through ...

Halloween Treats for the Kid in All of Us by Robin Gorman Newman


Having been in business for over 80 years, Economy Candy is New York's oldest retail candy store and a family owned business. My son, now 17, and I, used to do regular staycations in NYC (we live on Long Island), and during one of those trips, we visited the iconic shop ...