Meet Later-In-Life Mother Stephanie O’Hara


AGE: 46 RELATIONSHIP STATUS: Married RESIDENCE: Norman, Oklahoma NAMES/AGES OF CHILDREN: Aidan, age 12;  Stella, age 4;   Smith, age 4 I am an American mom, wife, author, entrepreneur, lead singer of a rock band, and community leader. I am also an advocate for women experiencing fertility challenges through my infertility memoir “Angel Wings: A Story of ...

Navigating Adoption Later in Life – Meet Later Mom Melissa Couch Salim, founder, Baby Buzz Adoption Advisory & Head, Houston Chapter of MotherhoodLater.com: Interview by Robin Gorman Newman, founder, MotherhoodLater.com


Robin: What led you to adopt? Melissa: My road to adoption was a long and winding one with many speed bumps, hills and unexpected pot holes.  But I stayed the course as somehow, I knew in my heart adoption was for me.  What I didn’t realize is that by the time ...

Meet Later-in-Life Mother Suziette Ukey-Agazie: Interview by Robin Gorman Newman


YOUR NAME: Suziette Ukey-Agazie AGE: 42 RELATIONSHIP STATUS: Married NAMES/AGES OF CHILDREN: Wayne/23 and Warren/2 RESIDENCE: Lagos,  Nigeria I love to tell stories and as such, have written for an array of mediums. I have over 10 years experience writing for the stage, advertising and creative writing. I also blog, create content for social media, ...

How to Beat Stress: The Scientific Guide to Being Happy by Alyssa Shaffer (Book Excerpt)


Excerpted from How to Beat Stress: The Scientific Guide to Being Happy by Alyssa Shaffer, published March 2020 by Centennial Books.    When I was 15, I’m pretty sure my biggest source of stress was whether my parents would finally allow me to get my own (landline) phone in my bedroom. My twins ...

And Then They Stopped Talking To Me: Making Sense of Middle School by Judith Warner (Book Excerpt)


We’ve all been there. It might have happened last week. Picking up your son outside his middle school, you watched as he stood on the sidewalk while his classmates swirled around him, leaving for sleepovers, birthday celebrations, or impromptu parties that came together right under his nose. His frozen smile as he ...

First Relationships by Dr. Amy Alamar, author, The Parenting Project (Book Excerpt)


Heart-based conversations are crucial in defining and maintaining relationships. The relationship you have with your child is the foundation for all other relationships in his life. According to attachment theory, as postulated by John Bowlby and Mary Ainsworth, a child’s ability to securely attach to an adult begins within the ...

Decoding Boys by Cara Natterson, M.D. (Book Excerpt)


I am a big advocate of teaching kids about brain maturation and myelin. If the knowledge helps us as parents, imagine the difference it makes to a kid who can understand the why of his behavior. If you feel like you cannot teach the topic yourself, just have your teenager ...

When You Point a Finger…..By Cory Kahaney


I woke up this morning, and my first thoughts were about the heated discussion we had last night with our teenage son over a less than stellar report card. I was angry. I screamed. I accused him of squandering his time on Madden or watching YouTube videos when he could ...

21st Century Parenting: A Guide to Raising Emotionally Resilient Children in an Unstable World by Rick Capaldi, MFT, PhD (Book Excerpt)


Chapter 11 21st Century Parenting in Review “There are only two lasting bequests we can hope to give our children. One of these is roots, the other, wings.” —Johann Wolfgang von Goethe   Remember school, tests, midterms, finals? If you were like many of us, you looked forward to the review prior to the ...

Meet Later Mom to Be Jennifer Clary


YOUR NAME: Jennifer Clary AGE: 35 RELATIONSHIP STATUS: Single RESIDENCE: Los Angeles I am the co-founder and President of The Baby Box Co, which equips parents across the globe with vital education and resources timed to their child’s developmental milestones. 35% of all expecting parents in the USA, Canada, and UK register with our platform currently ...