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Older Moms

I'm Too Young For This (Crappy) Cataract

Denise Geelhart | Posted 05.12.2015 | Fifty
Denise Geelhart

I'll admit it. I'm not as young as I like to think I am (27). I'm in my young 40s, and I'm grudgingly proud of it. The only time it remotely bothers me is when I drop my daughter off at preschool, and see other parents at least 10 years younger than me.

Confessions of an 'Older' Mom

Denise Geelhart | Posted 05.06.2015 | Parents
Denise Geelhart

Being an "older" mom was never in my plans. But plans change. As I continue to look over Facebook posts from high school friends, I don't regret the choices I made or the paths taken that brought me to where I am today

There's No Shame In Being An Older First-Time Mom

HuffPost Live | Rahel Gebreyes | Posted 12.08.2014 | Parents

For many women, the pressure to have a family before reaching “advanced maternal age” is all too familiar. But with more and more women reporting ...

IVF Confessions: in Defense of Egg Freezing

Renée Whitworth | Posted 12.30.2014 | Women
Renée Whitworth

The only time I was not in treatment from 2008 until 2011 was when I was pregnant or recovering from a loss. And with all these appointments came countless disappointments.

44 and Pregnant?

Leah DeCesare | Posted 11.18.2014 | Parents
Leah DeCesare

We'd be paying for college and preschool at the same time. College and preschool in the same family budget. No wonder tiny surprises at this stage are dubbed change-of-life babies.

Great News For Women Who Gave Birth Later In Life

The Huffington Post | Ann Brenoff | Posted 07.11.2014 | Fifty

Lots of women delay starting their families for various reasons. Now it turns out that delaying child-bearing might be a way of living longer, accordi...

Here's Why IVF Is Becoming Less Likely To Result In Multiple Births

Posted 02.21.2014 | Parents

In science, the astounding regularly becomes the commonplace, and such is the case with reproductive technology. IVF, once a near miraculous way for i...

My 2-Year-Old Has No Friends

Lisa Sadikman | Posted 01.23.2014 | Parents
Lisa Sadikman

When Lilah turned 1, I realized that she had no friends of her own. Not that a 1-year-old really has friends, but moms of 1-year-olds are usually friends with moms of other 1-year-olds. Not me.

9 Ways Older Moms Are Different From Younger Ones

Ann Brenoff | Posted 07.09.2013 | Fifty
Ann Brenoff

With Mother's Day upon us, it feels like an appropriate time to celebrate being an older parent. Truth is, I don't even have a clue what that means. I'm older than whom? Every other mother in the class? (Well, someone has to be, right?) I'm older than what? Your grandmother, your dog in human years, the tree in your front yard?

What Time's Article on Older Dads Did Not Report

Len Filppu | Posted 06.30.2013 | Parents
Len Filppu

You see, being a dad in midlife is not about superficial externals such as dying one's hair or getting a facelift to pass as a younger man. It's an inside job. It's about accepting the unique realities and learning to accentuate the many attributes mature men bring to the table.

Why I'll Encourage My Daughter to Have Babies Sooner Than I Did

Amy Wruble | Posted 10.08.2012 | Parents
Amy Wruble

As my mother helpfully pointed out, if Viv waits until she's 40 to have kids like I did, then I'll be 80 (eighty!) before I'm a grandma.

My First Time in a Fertility Clinic

Selvaggia | Posted 08.05.2012 | Women
Selvaggia

I'm not ready to be a mother, but I do not want to wake up one day and regret having played or let someone else play with my right to motherhood.

From One Mother to Another

Jodi Ciampa | Posted 06.04.2012 | Parents
Jodi Ciampa

Whether you are 20 or 40, having your first baby or fifth; when it comes to raising children, every mother is "ageless."

Busting The Myth About Older Moms

www.reuters.com | Posted 12.26.2011 | Parents

Women who have their first baby at an older age aren't at greater risk of postpartum depression, according to a new report that contradicts earlier co...

In Down Economy, Older Moms' Births Still Up In US

AP | MIKE STOBBE | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

ATLANTA — U.S. births fell in 2008, probably because of the recession, updated government figures confirm. The one exception to the trend was th...