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 ...

Love Bug, Sweetie Dear, Pumpkin Pie, Etc by Polly Rosenwaike (Book Excerpt)


From the Book: LOOK HOW HAPPY I’M MAKING YOU Copyright © 2017 by Polly Rosenwaike Published by arrangement with Doubleday, an imprint of The Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group, a division of Penguin Random House LLC   From the story.....Love Bug, Sweetie Dear, Pumpkin Pie, Etc. The book about how to calm your baby said to swing ...

The Adornment of Maternal Attire by Nancy Carolyn Kwant


You first became a part of my wardrobe when my structure stretched to accommodate your growing body. I would shop at thrift stores for larger shirts and skirts not having the money to waste on a growth spurt that would only last for a couple of weeks. I remember starting with one ...

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 ...

“BUMP” Theater Review by Andrea Santo Felcone


Playwright Chiara Atik’s new play “BUMP” is essentially three different stories, all intertwined in a series of vignettes, about pregnancy and childbirth. One story emphasizes our modern-day world—pregnant women chatting on an online message board—(each at the same stage of pregnancy) supporting each other; a second story is about the ...

Placenta Encapsulation — An Option to Tackle the Baby Blues by Zoe Richmond


The days after giving birth a critical.  They are not only a critical time for the newborn baby, but they are also critical to the mother.  It’s also an exhausting time.  There is the physical exhaustion of the delivery, or the painful recuperation from a C-section. There is the grueling ...

Meet Later Mom: Rachel Lehmann-Haupt


AGE: 46 RESIDENCE: Northern California CHILD: A Son, Age 4 Rachel Lehmann-Haupt is one of America’s premier experts on the future of family life, career timing, and the influence of science and technology on fertility and pregnancy, and is widely credited with coining the phrase ‘DIY Mom.’ An in-demand speaker and journalist, her writing ...

To C or Not to C: Get this baby out of me! by Zoe Richmond


I had a C-section.  I actually had two C-sections.  It took a while to get the residue of shame off my voice when I made that statement. Don’t get me wrong, I did not set out to have a C-section.  Quite the opposite.  I was looking forward to the birthing experience. ...

Guest Blog Post: Little Pink Line by Colleen Mallen


Baby A, you made your presence known just five days after being made. I couldn’t wait two weeks to see if my suspicions were true; I only managed to wait nine days. Your dad was away on a trip. I took a pregnancy test, saw the slightest pink line and ...

Guest Blog Post: From Infertility to Hope and Beyond by Michele Talamo (a later mom)


My story begins with the joy and happiness of getting married at 37 year old (my husband was 39). We both wanted a family for so long and now was our chance to start one! Easy right? or so we thought! I was fortunate to get pregnant the second month ...