I am a mom to 3 daughters...a 23 , 20 and 10 yr old. I was a youngster when the first two were born...but almost 40 when number 3 came along. I love being a mom the 3rd time around. I try not to give too much sage advice to the mom's of 10 yr old's friends...but I do once in awhile. They usually look at me like I have something growing out of my forehead. I work full time and continue to coach softball and lead the Girl Scouts. So...what about you???

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Hi Beth.
I know- there is so much wisdom that you have gained by the time you hit 40. It is really neat to embrace it.
Being over 40 allows you to feel more comfortable with who you are too.

You know what...when those other moms turn 40, they'll be giving advice too.
I have two teens- one in college one in high school. I had almost forgotten about breast feeding and other issues associated with being a beginning mom. :)
Thanks!
I have three daughters too! 16, 15 and 10. Sometimes when I see a newborn, I get a yearning for a baby. Then I remember the late nights, the diapers and all the rest that comes with a newborn that I look at my teens and just sigh. Happy I have these girls who are now becoming like girlfriends (but not quite) but still missing cuddling a baby with that milky smell. I appreciate being able to share their discoveries with them and watch them develop into the young ladies they are becoming. Sometimes they make me cringe but most of the time they make me proud of the people they are becoming.

I don't give much advise to new moms, all I can do is relate my experience and let them take what they can from that. I've learned that all moms have their own journey and learning to take and that there is no road map, we all have to learn what works for us and our particular situation with the particular little beings assigned to us.
I didn't even think about children till after I was 30. Then it kind of came in a rush! I'm 43 and now have a 10, 7, and 7 year old (the last two are twins). I think the hardest part is getting up off the floor after playing a game with them!

The children's friends have parents that are often younger than me, or they're older and their 'ooops, here's another one when we thought we'd finished' is the age of one of mine. The former make me feel very 'mature' and the latter make me realise there is a lot to still experience!!
Hi! My hubby and I married when we were both 40 years old! Neither of us had been married before and neither of us had any children! Before we knew it, we were pregnant with our first! Fastforward to the present~~~I am 43 and we have a son (2 1/2 years old) and a daughter (1 year old).
I love being a stay-at-home mom! Quite honestly though, we aren't home that much! We like to go to parks, playgrounds, go bike-riding, hiking and ice skating among many other things. Our family likes to keep active. I believe if you never stop, you never get old!
Well, that's my story in a nutshell!
Hi Beth,

I am mom of two 14,(boy) and 12(girl) with twins on the way. I had my first child at 28 now at 41 I having number 3& 4. I love being mom. My mom was a school teacher and not at my school so I knew that when I became a mom I wanted to really active in my kids lives and still have a career. My greatest pleasure and my kids horror is that I love to volunteer at thier schools. I am a little pyched about having twins at this late stage but the joys of my son and daughter always resolve that for me....
Hello, I am Glenda and I will be 46 and my son will be 3 but I would not change it.. You might ask if this is my only child and I would say no. You see I had my daughter at 25 but lost her when she was 16. I never thought I wanted or would have another child especially a boy but was I ever wrong and I would not want a girl after having my son although at first I was devastated to know he was a boy but once I thought about it I knew it would be the best thing for me and it has bee. He is my Pride and Joy as well as my best friend.
Okay, I'm utterly intimidated by Beth :-)

I'm not even sure that I count, but then I'm not quite sure how much I belong as a "Mom Blogger" any more. I'm 43, and my "baby" is 19 and a college freshman now. I was 24 when she was born. I've always wanted another baby, but my body just hasn't cooperated and at this point, I'm worn out with the miscarriages.

I've been homeschooling my girl since late elementary school, and I have to admit that I went through a bit of a freak out regarding the coming empty nest. Now that she's actually spending more and more time away from home, I swing back and forth between enjoying it and missing her terribly. (She's attending a local school as a commuter, but spends a couple of nights a week with friends.)

My siblings are 2 and 7 years younger than me, but they waited to have kids. My sister has just one, a 7-year-old boy. My brother and his wife have 2-year-old twins and are expecting another baby this fall. I try to avoid giving advice, and they have very, very different parenting styles than I did (and from each other) so that's for the best. The twins are sweet toddlers, but the older buy runs pretty wild, as far as I'm concerned.

There isn't nearly as much "Mommying" to do with a college kid, so I'm not blogging so much these days.
I am 45 and a mom to 4 ..... 26, 25, 22, and 19....I am also a grandma! I have two granddaughters 3 and 5 months! I am currently experiencing "empty nest" and it makes me sad!!! I spent so many years "taking care" of everyone I forgot who I was! Right now I am trying to figure out what to do with my next stage in life!!!

Just started blogging!!!
http://amisplacedmom.blogspot.com/

Thanks!!
Sherry

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