Cyma Shapiro, 56, is the writer/creator of the art gallery show NURTURE: Stories of New Midlife Mothers, the writer/creator of and the editor and publisher of The Zen of Midlife Mothering – the first anthology written by and for midlife mothers and fathers.

NURTURE features a collection of 25 (out of 60) stories told through words and photos, of women from across the country who chose motherhood over 40. These multi-media endeavors are intended to celebrate midlife mothers — women choosing motherhood over 40 through adoption, in vitro, natural childbirth, surrogacy, fostering, guardianship and blending stepfamilies – and passionately provide this group with a voice, face and forum. Cyma has recently added men to her roster – a nod to Mr. Moms, the proliferation of gay fathers and new older parenting.

A writer, former journalist, speaker and businessperson, Cyma brings years of varied personal experience to her endeavors. New older motherhood provided the “fire” for these projects and a return to her creative roots. She is the mom to 1o and 12-year-old children, and 29 and 31-year-old stepchildren.

Cyma’s articles can be found on a variety of websites ranging from Huffington Post to Purple Clover, Psychology Today and Imago International. She was featured on NPR, in numerous print articles (national and international) and has been a guest on numerous national and international talk radio shows.

Cyma regularly speaks at women’s conferences and before women’s groups. She is available for speaking engagements, radio interviews and writing assignments. For more information, contact