Mumbling through the mayhem of motherhood after 40 by Melissa Swedoski


My baby girl turned 1 on Sunday. Um, I didn't give her permission to do that. Although she rarely asks my opinion on anything. She pretty much blinks at me when I tell her what to do. But she's the best cuddlebug ever, so I find it really hard to ...

First-time Mom at Age 50 and Beyond – by Margaret Hart


I visited a good friend recently who I have known for going on 20 years. We first met when we were both fresh out of college, single, and living and working in New York City. In those days, we were both focused on our careers and not thinking seriously about ...

Siblings Welcome by Margaret Hart


My seven-year-old son has been talking about wanting a sibling since he was old enough to understand where babies come from, and to witness many of his friend's mothers pregnant and later, giving birth. All around him, in his playgroups and at school, his friends were becoming big brothers and ...