27 episodes

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! Josie Bitler

    • Kids & Family

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!

    106: Hysterectomy: Living with the Decision

    106: Hysterectomy: Living with the Decision

    Living with the decision to have a total hysterectomy may not always be easy, but it does feel like I walked out of hell to a much better life!

    • 12 min
    105: The Dating Game, part 2

    105: The Dating Game, part 2

    1. Online dating is now common among teens.
    2. As a parent, I need to establish clear rules to protect my kids from online predators.
    3. Simultaneously, I remind myself that young love is the first step in developing well-rounded, caring people, who will be able to build and maintain long-term, loving relationships later in their lives.

    • 16 min
    104: Hysterectomy: Taking the Plunge

    104: Hysterectomy: Taking the Plunge

    "1. The internal conflict I had as a mom of two toddlers made it difficult for me to accept the complex surgery I had to undergo. I know I have to live longer for them but I didn't want to take the risk of dying. Even if I survive, I'll not be able to take care of them with my long recovery.
    2. Sometimes as mothers, we set aside our own comfort just to give the best for our children. But we have to realize that we need to take care of ourselves first and make our love for them our main motivation to live."

    • 16 min
    103: The Dating Game, part 1

    103: The Dating Game, part 1

    1. I have honest and open conversations with my children so they can come to me when they have to make decisions or at least have real knowledge when they are conflicted.
    2. I do my best to establish clear and understandable rules that children understand so I can guide them with discipline and love."

    • 18 min
    102: Hysterectomy: The Long Road to My Decision

    102: Hysterectomy: The Long Road to My Decision

    1. I learned that courage is the ability to do something that scares you.
    2. I had to be courageous in the face of a hard decision.
    3. And, I also found that I can be more resilient than you know.

    • 15 min
    101: Vaccines and the Wheel of Fortune!

    101: Vaccines and the Wheel of Fortune!

    1. I need to teach my kids to do the hard thing when it’s needed.

    2. The right decision isn't always the easy one.

    • 16 min

Customer Reviews

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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!

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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!

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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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