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Moms over 40

Is being a mom easier or harder if you are over 40? Here is a place where over 40 moms can share and bond together. Hey- we have our own set of demands in life. We can help one another.

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Comment by Reanaclaire on April 13, 2011 at 11:29pm
hello, I have just reached 50, a widow at 37 with three wonderful great kids!  Coming by to share my experiences and to learn more about motherhood... it never stops, does it? :)
Comment by Margot Finke on April 13, 2011 at 5:25pm

Angel, thanks for the chat about Moms over 40.  I will get the information for your blog, by the weekend. At the moment  I am flat out dealing with clients who need manuscript  critiques.


Margot Finke

Books That Have a WOW Factor
http://perfectmagiccarpet.blogspot.com/

Comment by Angel La Liberte on April 12, 2011 at 10:37pm
Hey all! I'm looking for moms who are over 40 and expecting, or who have already had their child after 40, and who are interested in doing media interviews on behalf of the A CHILD AFTER 40 campaign. The purpose is to talk about the benefits and gifts of being a midlife mom and your own thoughts and feelings on about motherhood after 40. Currently, I need moms in the Chicago, Washington DC and Philadelphia areas. Please feel free to email me at: angel at flowerpowermom dot com. For more info about the campaign, please go to: http://www.flowerpowermom.com/a-child-after-40. I'd be grateful if members could tweet this request.
Comment by Angel La Liberte on April 12, 2011 at 10:30pm

Margaret, I agree whole-heartedly with what you say. Society can be selective about what medical interventions they approve, especially when it comes to procreation. Regarding "how old is too old", I've always held that we need to look at things on a case by case basis. A 45 year old who is fit and capable in in a better place than a 25 year old who smokes, drinks and does not care for her health. 

BTW, I've meant to follow up on our other conversation and now lost the email. I'm so sorry! I'd like to list your books, etc., in the new online A Child After 40 library because you became a mother after 40. The library is all about info and resources FOR over-40 moms and BY over-40 moms! So, please send me a a couple of lines about your books, your site URL and I'll list it. Also, would be extremely grateful if you could spread the word about the campaign at: http://www.flowerpowermom.com/a-child-after-40. Angel

Comment by Margot Finke on April 12, 2011 at 8:44pm

You make good points Angel. I think a lot depends on where you live, plus your socio-economic niche.  Women fifty and over need to think carefully before they leap at a chance of motherhood.  Will they have the energy and health to keep up with a teenager?  Who knows what is in store for us in our sixties?

As for those who think some forms of baby making are not natural, due to religious or other ideas: if God made us, he also gave us the brains that were used to discover all these wonderful new scientific advances.  So the advances and new techniques that now save lives, and bring new lives into the world, must be a part of his plan.  Right?

If a career woman has the love,  money and means to look after a baby, then let her do it.  So many  babies are born to those who should never have the responsibility - crack heads, drunks, the mentally ill etc.  A child who is cared for by loving family, no matter the make up of that family, is a lucky kid!!

Margot’s Magic Carpet
Kids Books With a WOW Factor!
http://perfectmagiccarpet.blogspot.com/
Comment by Angel La Liberte on April 12, 2011 at 5:48pm

Sorry, I wasn't at my most articulate with the last post, but you understand the fundamentals of what I'm trying to communicate! :-(

 

Comment by Angel La Liberte on April 12, 2011 at 5:47pm

Margot, I think times are changing, but were not there yet when it comes to acceptance for midlife moms. While "40" may now be acceptable, 45 is not quite so and there's a lot of stigma associated forms of fertility that are not considered "natural", including reproductive technologies. Career women are still labeled as "selfish" for "delaying" motherhood. The medical system labels them as "advance maternal age" and "high risk". Older mothers and women who are trying to become mothers do continue to face social discrimination. Try this exercise: what would public reaction be to a man announcing he was about to become a father at 50, versus a woman who says the same? Answer: The man would be given a pat on the back and a cigar. The woman would be labeled as selfish and too old to be a mom.

Angel. http://www.flowerpowermom.com/a-child-after-40

Comment by Cynthia Wilson James on April 12, 2011 at 4:55pm

Welcome Lisa from InSeason Mom Cynthia! I love the story/concept behind 3GB!

As the mother of a 9 yr old, I could "totally" relate to Z's gossip:) All of you have done a great blogging job!

Comment by Margot Finke on April 12, 2011 at 4:43pm

Cynthia, these days I think moms over forty ARE accepted. Women today are stabilizing their careers before marrying and having children.  This means later pregnancy's  for many of them.  Even established single women are having babies after 40 - and not too many frowns.  The times have changed, as more women climb the professional ladders to success.  I think many husbands also also do more to help out their working wives.  The evolution of the family structure has shifted, to accommodate women in the workforce in ever increasing numbers.

Margot’s Magic Carpet
Kids Books With a WOW Factor!
http://perfectmagiccarpet.blogspot.com/

 

Comment by Margot Finke on April 12, 2011 at 4:36pm

Lisa, your site looks most interesting, and I wanted to follow, but there was no place to click for that???

Margot’s Magic Carpet
Kids Books With a WOW Factor!
http://perfectmagiccarpet.blogspot.com/

 

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