I’m Not a Grandma……by Marina Topsis


It happened again. While waiting for the Halloween parade to start at my two boys’ school, another parent turned to me and asked if I was there for my grandchildren. I responded saying the boys are my kids. No apology. The month before I reminded my six year old to ...

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 ...

In Search of the Stork: Over 40 & Trying to Conceive by Dr. Robert Kiltz, Author, The Fertile Feast


I’m often asked, “Can you have grey hair and still get pregnant?” I’m happy to say that despite all of the grim statistics doctors and researchers like to throw your way, it’s still possible to get pregnant at 40 and beyond. It might take longer for it to happen, and ...

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 ...

Guest Blog: What It’s Really Like to Have Twins at 50 by Tami Green


My absolutely, positively, adorable, twin girls are feeding me baby carrots. They are seriously cute, and they are my best little friends, but it was hard as hell to have them at my age. They are not my only children. Nor are they the only babies I had “later in life.” ...

Meet Later Mom Filmmakers of Pushing Motherhood: Sybil Azur and Linda Cevallos-French


While I have yet to watch the new (81 minute) feature film documentary from Tempo Entertainment, Pushing Motherhood (now on Vimeo on Demand), it certainly sounds compelling, and I wanted to share a Q&A with the two filmmaker later moms.  It tells the true story of best friends embarking on ...

Meet Later Mom: Actress/Author/Artist/Philanthropist Jane Seymour


Actress, producer, artist, designer, philanthropist, and mother of six, Jane Seymour, 64, is a multiple Emmy and Golden Globe winner, known for her roles in Live and Let Die, Somewhere in Time, East of Eden, and the acclaimed television drama Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman. Her love of art has ...

August 2013 Profile: Nina Davenport


YOUR NAME:  Nina Davenport AGE:  46 RELATIONSHIP STATUS: Single RESIDENCE:  Brooklyn, NY CHILD’S NAME/AGE:  Jasper, 4   I'm a documentary filmmaker.  My most recent film, FIRST COMES LOVE, premiered on HBO July 29th:  www.firstcomeslovemovie.com What does your child think of your work?  What led you to make your film, and what is the message you want viewers ...

June 2013 Profile: Nia Vardalos


AGE:  50 RELATIONSHIP STATUS:  Married to actor Ian Gomez RESIDENCE:  California CHILD’S NAME/AGE:  Ilaria, 8 (adopted at age 3)  Nia Vardalos, a “later mom,” is the Academy Award and Golden Globe nominated actress and writer of My Big Fat Greek Wedding. An alumnus of The Second City comedy theater, she also starred in ...

When I’m 64, Will I Still Want One More? by Melissa Swedoski


What's one more? Have one more. You won't even notice. It's just one more. Come on, you've got time for one more. Since about 20 minutes after the birth of our youngest baby girl in May 2012, I've been pondering if I want to have another. Baby, that is. After all, ...