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 Kimberly Samson


AGE:  49 RELATIONSHIP STATUS:  Happily Married RESIDENCE:  Los Angeles AGES OF YOUR SONS: 20, 17 and 9 I left a lucrative and prestigious (because at that time, my self worth was my job) position as a money manager with Merrill Lynch to stay home with my children. I had a brief stint back into ...

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 ...

Brotherly Bonding Despite an Age Gap by Sharon O’Donnell


[caption id="attachment_30970" align="alignleft" width="225"] (David, 26; Jason, 20; and Bill, 29 at a recent Carolina Hurricanes hockey game.)[/caption] I remember when I was pregnant with my third son, knowing he would be nine years younger than my oldest son and six years younger than my middle son, and I worried about ...

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 ...

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, ...

Meet Later in Life Mother Amy Klein: Interview by Robin Gorman Newman


[caption id="attachment_29752" align="alignleft" width="300"] Amy Klein headshots in Central Park on March 8, 2020[/caption] AGE: 48 RELATIONSHIP STATUS: Married RESIDENCE: NYC I’m a journalist who writes about health and later, fertility. I had New York Times column following my journey through fertility and now a book, The Trying Game: Get Through Fertility Treatment and Get Pregnant ...

Through the Eyes of a Child by Later in Life Mother Liimu McGill


You’ve seen your toddler fall down while playing. What happens next? Sometimes kids barely notice when they fall. A tumble that might look scary to you doesn’t phase them—they bounce right back up and keep going. Sometimes they look to you for a reaction. If you stay calm, they realize they’re not ...

Waves of Mom Emotion by Robin Gorman Newman


It’s not a task I enjoy, but I started receiving warning messages stating my laptop storage is almost at capacity.  So….I’ve begun the painstaking process of email purging. I never would have thought that hitting the Delete key would inspire a piece….but I find myself at the keyboard feeling a wave ...

Meet Later in Life Mom: Laurie Gelman


AGE:  53 RELATIONSHIP STATUS:  Very Happily Married RESIDENCE:  New York City DAUGHTERS’ NAMES/AGES: Jamie, 16 Misha, 13 Laurie Gelman was born and raised in the Great White North. She spent 25 years as a broadcaster in both Canada and the United States before trying her hand at writing novels. Laurie lives in New York City with ...