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10 Things Not to Say to a News Editor About Being an Older Mother

The media-led furore around older mothers rumbles on. Tabloid headlines inferring that the rise in mothers over the age of 50 having babies was responsible for excessive pressure across the health service. The percentage increase was huge but in real … Continue reading



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This Is What Happiness Is…

“I urge you to please notice when you are happy, and exclaim or murmur or think at some point, ‘If this isn’t nice, I don’t know what is.” – Kurt Vonnegut, A Man Without a Country Someone posted the above … Continue reading



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What Lies Within – Reflections on Being a Mother

Who are you in the hidden corners of your heart? What are the secrets that no one knows about, tucked away in the dark? Do you hope for more happiness or wish for less pain? Do you dream of perfect … Continue reading



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Mother’s Day

I remember the first Mother’s Day card I received. It was ten years ago. I’d been a new mom for two months.  I was a more than timid about reading the card; nearly embarrassed about acknowledging my new-found status. It … Continue reading



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Daycare Director

I had the most disarmingly honest conversation with the director of Anna’s new preschool yesterday. Like all good preschools around here, there had been a long waiting list. I didn’t have a hope of getting in. But I lamented to … Continue reading



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Mistaken Identity and a Big Mistake

I guess it had to happen one day … 17 months have passed since she was born. I was 47 then, I’m (just) 49 now. Many people have congratulated me on my beautiful, funny, chatting, waving, singing, dancing daughter. And … Continue reading



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Perspective (It’s All About Perspective)

In my older age (NOT old age) I have noticed something. Call it an Oprah-Aha-moment. Or wisdom that comes with gray hair – of which I have none yet, thank you very much. Or clarity. Or Karma. Whatever it is, … Continue reading



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Sticks and Stones

Dear Reader: Our very own UK-based Ellie Stoneley has been shortlisted for the prestigious Brilliance in Blogging award for her blog, Mush Brained Ramblings. Here is her latest work: “Sticks and stones may break my bones But names will never hurt … Continue reading



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Motherhood, with Gratitude

I finally saw the NURTURE: Stories of New Midlife Mothers* photo exhibit. I’ve seen many of the photos on the website, of course, and knew about the project before I started blogging here. I consider the creator of this whole … Continue reading



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Being Ageless – Resilience!

Recently, I’ve been focusing on inspiring people to Be Ageless. Many of you may imagine that’s about exercise, vitamins, and green-tinted healthy shakes — and it partially is — but one of the greatest keys to agelessness might surprise you: … Continue reading



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