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Excerpts from The Zen of Midlife Mothering- Jane Samuel

Dear Mama: A Letter to My Daughter’s Birthmother by Jane Samuel Dear Mama, Can I call you that? Mama? I know you are not my mother, but that is what she would have called you if she had been permitted … Continue reading



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Changes to MotheringintheMiddle.com

Dear Reader: in the upcoming weeks, we’ll be making changes to Mothering – updating the site and image, making it user-friendly and more easily accessible by iphone, ipad, etc. We’ll also be incorporating more photos and images with each essay. … Continue reading



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Your Answers: “You Know Are a Midlife Mother When You….”

Have a baby at the age of 47 3/4! Love singing nursery rhymes in the car even if the little person isn’t there to join in. Can’t believe how blessed and fortunate you are to have a child even when … Continue reading



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Mother’s Day Q&A with Faydra Koenig – America’s Divorce Coach

Q- Faydra, this year Mother’s Day falls on my weekend with the children. I know it sounds selfish, but I don’t want to give up my time with the kids. Is it wrong for me to expect her to let … Continue reading



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The Joy of Being a Mother



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11 Great Mother’s Day Quotes

“The moment a child is born, the mother is also born. She never existed before. The woman existed, but the mother, never. A mother is something absolutely new.”  — Bhagwan Shree Rajneesh “The phrase ‘Working Mother’ is redundant.” — Jane Sellman “She never … Continue reading



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Mother’s Day Month

Dear Reader: We are blessed to have a roster of incredible people and incredible writers hailing from the United States, UK and Canada. What better way to showcase our many viewpoints, writing styles and perspectives than to offer you one … Continue reading



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Excerpts from The Zen of Midlife Mothering – Suzanne Braun Levine

Self-Invention: The Bond Among Women of All Generations by Suzanne Braun Levine One thing about being an older mother is that you are constantly reminded of the truism that age doesn’t really describe the shape of a person’s life. Nor … Continue reading



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Minimum Self-Care Requirements – An Excerpt from The Life Organizer

Between surviving and leading a fully humming creative life lies the middle ground of determining your minimum requirements for self-care, a duded-up way of saying what you absolutely must have to stay in touch with your center. Basic needs, or … Continue reading



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Excerpts from The Zen of Midlife Mothering – Valerie Gillies

Ripe by Valerie Gillies Here I am, sitting at the computer trying to write something coherent, while inches away my thirteen year old is melting down at the prospect of the first day of school tomorrow… I am breathing. Deeply. … Continue reading



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