Smoothing the Start of College for Your Child by Jacqueline Jones, MD


I couldn’t help myself. My shopping cart was almost filled as I wheeled around the California Walmart getting what I believed were essentials for my second child’s dorm room. A table light, comfy sheets, new pillows, a wastepaper basket (oh, and look at that great rug!)—item after item filled my ...

Meet Later Mom Jodi Meltzer Darter


AGE: 46 RELATIONSHIP STATUS: Married RESIDENCE: Franklin, Massachusetts I am a blogger on my personal websites, Jodi Darter and Mommy Dish, and a parenting writer/contributor for several publications, including HuffPost, The Mighty, and Scary Mommy. I am also the author of a novel children’s book, When You Lived in My Belly.   Tell us about your path to ...

Meet Later Mom Louise Goffin


I'm a Los Angeles-based singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, producer, and co-host of a podcast that interviews legendary songwriters. In addition to running my record company, which is set up to allow me to release and distribute my recordings on CD and vinyl, I lead masterclasses and retreats in artist empowerment and songwriting. Visit https://www.louisegoffin.com/the-great-song-adventure-podcast What ...

Meet Later Mom Ophira Eisenberg


AGE:  47 RELATIONSHIP STATUS:  Married RESIDENCE:  Brooklyn, NY SON’S NAME/AGE: Lucas, 3 Years Old   Standup Comedian Host of NPR’s Ask Me Another Frequent host and teller with The Moth, featured on Moth Radio Hour, podcast, in two of their best-selling books.   What was your road to parenthood like?  It was a long road. I spent most of my adult life ...

Weeping in the Playground by Pamela Francis


I was standing in the middle of the playground weeping. Not because I got hurt – although with the weird new thing happening with my hip when I walk, and the awkward way I’ve been ascending the stairs at home and at work, and the crazy phenomenon whereby I can no ...

Guest Blog Post: Where Fairy Tales Go by Annette Ross (Book Excerpt)


“On January 4, 2000, my sweet husband Bill and I kissed our toddler Natalie goodbye, with promises to be back soon as we headed to the hospital to deliver our second child. Twenty-four hours later, we had a newborn daughter, but all else had been horribly, irrevocably changed. Life had ...

Opportunity Seeking Starts Early by Richard Rende, PhD and Jen Prosek (Excerpted from Raising Can-Do Kids)


So how can we foster opportunity seeking in our children? For decades, scholars have articulated a model for teaching children how to take forays into the unknown and deal with life’s uncomfortable or risky moments. Attachment theory, as it is called, dates back to the seminal work of John ...

Things You Need to Know About Parenting In the USA (When You’re an Aussie) – By Vicky Dal Molin


So I came across quite an amusing article today titled 15 Things You Need To Know About Parenting in Australia by Jenna Gallina**. It brought me back and reminded me exactly how fabulous growing up in Australia really was. Which made me think…. If it that much different here in ...

Older Mom, Keeping Up With the Children, by Lori j Loesch


I'm a later than sooner mom.  That said, raising a family is tough, especially in this complicated world we live in.  Being an older mom, is tougher.  I am going through menopause, and it feels like it's killing me.  I feel like a stranger in my own body, the body ...

Guest Blog Post: Rockin’ in the Free World by Susan Konig, later mom & author, Teenagers & Toddlers Are Trying to Kill Me


The following is a book excerpt..... Women of my generation were trained early on -- when a Beatle walks in the room, you scream; no other response is appropriate.So when I took the kids to see Ringo Starr play Radio City Music Hall in New York, as soon as the funny ...