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Older Parents

How To Live A Life That Really Matters

Paul Singer | Posted 02.23.2014 | Fifty
Paul Singer

As I look at myself today, I see a man with different priorities than I had as a young parent. The things that I once thought mattered, no longer matter to me, as my materialistic desires seem to have faded away... except that I want the best, state-of-the-art golf clubs. My priorities have changed significantly.

What My Son Has Taught Me in the First 100 Days

Robert Manni | Posted 01.23.2014 | Parents
Robert Manni

Last week, strapping on a baby carrier for the first time, I toted my little guy around the city and thought about all the things he's taught me during his short life.

My 40th Birthday Wish: A Baby

Kim Lute | Posted 01.23.2014 | Women
Kim Lute

Cupcakes with pink and blue frosting curlicues imitating sperm (a nod to the party's missing guest) and mini quiches (because it only makes sense to pay homage to "eggs" at a sperm donor fete) rounded out a menu for guests who helped my cousin choose a father, err... a donor.

How A Blissfully Bored Forever-Married Couple Learned To Hold Hands Again

Candy Schulman | Posted 11.30.2013 | Fifty
Candy Schulman

It's impossible to explain the evolution of a long-term marriage to an 18-year-old. I once vowed to never turn into the marriage of my parents. And I remember the shock when my mother told me, 'Your father and I still make love.' She was in her seventies.

5 Questions Everyone With Aging Parents Needs To Ask

Justine Vogel | Posted 11.17.2013 | Fifty
Justine Vogel

We're not getting any younger -- neither are our parents. The older we get, the more we grow concerned about how old they're getting, and with that comes worry about 'what to do with mom and dad.'

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.

Fishes -- and Other Things

William B. Bradshaw | Posted 06.27.2013 | Books
William B. Bradshaw

A week later she telephoned me and rather sheepishly admitted that, much to her surprise and contrary to what she had been taught, "fishes" was the correct plural of "fish" when referring to different kinds or species of fish. Her seeing the light pleased me. But then I made a mistake.

Why Cooking For My Dad Was The Best Thing I Could Have Done

Colin Berry | Posted 06.02.2013 | Fifty
Colin Berry

Dad turned 85 last March. I'd been trying to get back to Colorado to see him, but I didn't make the time until summer, after his heart had landed him briefly in the hospital. He'd gotten out okay, but my sister said he was 15 pounds underweight; she was worried about him.

Older Fathers More Likely To Have Autistic Grandchildren

Reuters | Posted 05.20.2013 | Fifty

* Study shows autism risks may build up over generations * Scientists think gene mutations in sperm may be a factor * Au...

I Am NOT Too Old To Parent

Ann Brenoff | Posted 02.13.2013 | Fifty
Ann Brenoff

Here's what Judith Shulevitz's article failed to mention: Kids don't come with a warranty and every parent better be prepared for some breakage along the way.

I'm Having A...

Steve Hutensky | Posted 11.28.2012 | Parents
Steve Hutensky

We make plans and life takes it's own path. In the end, I'd say the big lesson for me has been about trust -- trust that things happen when they're meant to happen; trust that we're being taken care of by a higher source; trust when our intent is grounded in love.

Mother Over 50 Cover Wins Award

Posted 05.07.2012 | Fifty

It was an image and story that would stand out on any newsstand: a naked woman of a certain age -- with a sleek silver haircut and her fair share of w...

Jane Lynch on 'Glee' Character's Pregnancy

Posted 05.04.2012 | Fifty

"You think that's hard? Try having a baby at 51, that's hard!" That may be something Sue Sylvester, Jane Lynch's acid-tongued cheerleading coach on...

Will Your Children Remember?

Ann Blumenthal Jacobs | Posted 07.01.2012 | Parents
Ann Blumenthal Jacobs

Here are 8 tips on keeping memories of grandparents alive for children who won't have the gift of years with them.

Jeopardy At Warp Speed: Post 50 Life With My 10 Year Old Son

Jodi Halpern | Posted 03.27.2012 | Fifty
Jodi Halpern

At 50, being the "singlish" parent of a very inquisitive, high energy 10-year-old boy keeps me on my toes.

Vasectomy? Vasecta You!

Floyd Elliot | Posted 01.15.2012 | Fifty
Floyd Elliot

I'd considered getting a vasectomy for several years, but somehow something always prevented me: the color I wanted wasn't in stock; they were out of my size; a complete stranger would insert sharp instruments down below and, you know, snip

Confessions Of A Middle-Aged Mother

More.com | Posted 01.23.2014 | Fifty

On New Year’s Eve, I ran into an old friend from high school who nearly choked up her champagne when she saw me. She apparently found it hystericall...

Am I Too Old To Be a Dad?

Len Filppu | Posted 10.02.2011 | Parents
Len Filppu

I realized that not one of my younger parent friends had ever discriminated against me because of my age. I had been my own worst enemy.

How To Vacation With Your Parents

Janice Van Dyck | Posted 08.20.2011 | Healthy Living
Janice Van Dyck

All parents have one thing in common: they're getting older. So how do you spent time together and still enjoy it? The secret is you.

How Do You Talk To Your Parents About Aging?

Real Simple | Posted 08.15.2011 | Women

No one wants to discuss getting older. But try one of these techniques to break the ice and you’ll probably get Mom and Dad talking―and listening....