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I began my journey into motherhood at the age of 40. I quickly discovered that starting motherhood later in life was a lonely place. The truth is that I had very little in common with other mothers who had children my girls’ age, and that has not changed over time. It was apparent that mothers in my situation need a place they can find honesty, a place where perfection is not required, a place where you don’t need to feel alone. If you were looking for that place, you have found it!

Motherhood Later in Life: Celebrating Our Joy! Dr. B

    • Kids & Family
    • 5.0, 15 Ratings

I began my journey into motherhood at the age of 40. I quickly discovered that starting motherhood later in life was a lonely place. The truth is that I had very little in common with other mothers who had children my girls’ age, and that has not changed over time. It was apparent that mothers in my situation need a place they can find honesty, a place where perfection is not required, a place where you don’t need to feel alone. If you were looking for that place, you have found it!

    Tree Nut Allergies: Growing up with this Reality!

    Tree Nut Allergies: Growing up with this Reality!

    I've heard a lot of horrifying stories involving kids with anaphylactic allergies. It's hard to accept that you don’t have your child’s safety under control no matter how hard you try. It's been especially hard on Emmy since she had a very severe case of tree-nut allergy. At 9 years old, she feared that she wouldn't be able to lead a normal life. Fortunately, awareness, maturity, and sensitivity on the part of her friends, and a lessening threat from tree-nuts has allowed her to see a much brighter futu

    • 17 min
    Tree Nut Allergies: The Social Implications

    Tree Nut Allergies: The Social Implications

    We didn’t realize what an uphill social battle Emmy's tree-nut allergies was going to become. People think that when your child has an anaphylactic allergy, it's just a regular allergy, even after you explain what it is. They think you're overexaggerating when you tell them it's a matter of life and death. Some people will even tell

    • 23 min
    Tree Nut Allergies: A Life-Changing Discovery

    Tree Nut Allergies: A Life-Changing Discovery

    It's definitely a challenge for a parent to have a child with tree-nut allergies. Any life-threatening allergy can radically change life for everyone in the family. The food we eat, the way we travel, the things we buy -- everything changes. And even as our children grow older and they become more conscious of the threats and of what it means to remain safe, our anxiety as parents does not diminish because we want them to be safe and lead happy, normal lives.

    • 16 min
    Is Age just a Number?

    Is Age just a Number?

    Have you noticed that sometimes you go to bed feeling great and wake up achy? I mean, what happened?! Did your mattress turn to stone overnight? I know mine has done that on occasion! So how do you deal with it when you are a busy older mom? Tune in today to find out how I cope.

    • 20 min
    148:Too Old Not to be an Empty-nester

    148:Too Old Not to be an Empty-nester

    I’ve been thinking a lot about the fact that I’m too old not to be an empty-nester. It’s hard to be caught in that place where you're too old to hang around with young parents, but have children that are too young to allow you to do what older parents do. My kids keep me active. They keep me heart-healthy. There are a lot of things that I wouldn't have even attempted if it hadn't been for my kids. They push me out of my comfort zone and that allows me to explore the world once again with fresh eyes.

    • 16 min
    Listen again: The Challenges of Being an Older Mom, part 1

    Listen again: The Challenges of Being an Older Mom, part 1

    My desire for becoming a mother was so great that I never stopped to think about what it would be like to be an older mom. When I did become a mom, I realized that my situation was different from other moms with kids the same age as mine. Even before I had children, I've always been considered weird so I've learned to live with the challenges despite the fact that other younger moms thought I was weird. But through all these challenges, I was still able to get the family that I wanted and love.

    • 17 min

Customer Reviews

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15 Ratings

15 Ratings

The Marketing Book Podcast ,

New mom later in life? You're not alone!

My wife and I got into our late thirties and realized we'd forgotten to have kids. (Don't let that happen to you - keep a to do list!) We now have two kids in their twenties, but when I kids were growing up, we always seemed like the oldest parents. This show is for folks like us who are discovering parenthood a bit later than your peers - you are not alone and you have a valuable perspective on parenthood. Listen and enjoy this gem of a show!

Wingnut4772 ,

Maybe it’s not too late?

I don’t have kids yet but have been thinking about adopting in mid-life.
This show is very encouraging! Highly recommend!

Mickiezada ,

I am impressed by the honesty in this podcast!

Dr B nails it...she describes herself as determiend, focused, and direct. She does speak her mind and tells the truth about being an older Mom. I have several friends, and a few members in my retired women's club, who embarked on motherhood after turning 40. If you're one of those, you'll totally relate to this podcast!!

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