Hello "Older" Moms
Patti - posted on 11/14/2009
Hi Jodi, It is nice to speak to older M oms for a change. Although, I would not call you old. I'm 56 and have 3 daughters 36,35 and 33. We also have a son we adopted when he was only 3 days old, Tyler,17. Time has a way of flying by fast so enjoy every moment of it while they are young. I now have 7 grandchildren and that is the best part!
Theresa - posted on 11/13/2009
Hello Jodi and all, I am 46 and expecting in may. This will be my fifth child and number one for my husband.(second marriage), so we are very excited and looking forward to having a new baby in the house. My other four girls are older with the youngest being twenty. I love to think I was a great Mama to them then and pray that I can be a great Momma to this one too. I agree with the patience..I hope I have more although I did try to practice so many different things with the girls. Now I get to learn a lot of new things. Would be nice to talk to all of you!!!
Lesley - posted on 11/13/2009
H i Jodi, I"m now 53, (just) I had my youngest sons when in my forties, I was 40 when I had Jon, and 42 when I had Mathew, my eldest are now 29, and 27.... I wouldnt change a thing, I do get tired a bit but hey, thats life, I also have 3 grandchildren !! my eldest sons are like dads to their younger brothers, its handy having them to baby sit too !!
Meleesa - posted on 11/13/2009
Hi Jody! I just turned 41, married for three years and have a 19 month old daughter and we are trying again for a sibling. I was professional for about twenty years (LOTS of traveling) and this is my first marriage. I feel like I am far more patient as an older Mom. I am able to telecommute (very minimal travel) and fortunately she doesn't have to go to daycare, she hangs with Mommy in the home office. I love the fact that she is so layed back and well adjusted. We're getting ready to try for number two!
Samantha - posted on 11/12/2009
I'm about to turn the ripe old age of 42, and I've got a 4 yr old and a 20 mos. old. They really do keep you young! I never thought I would have kids, but when it happened, I didn't look back. People tell me I don't look my age, and I attribute that to my kids. I do get a little sad when I do the math and realize some things about my future and my kids futures, but I can't change it, and wouldn't if I could...they wouldn't be who they are if I could anyway. So I just move forward and enjoy every minute of every day.
Rose - posted on 11/12/2009
hi all i'm 52yrs old and have nine beautiful children and 12 grandchildren. I've enjoyed every one of them from raising them to having to let them go out into the world on their own, that was the hardest, I still have three young ones at home Teresa who just turned 16, hemi 10 and my baby Judy who is 9. I would'nt trade the life i've had with my children for any thing.
Karen J - posted on 11/12/2009
Hi! I'm a single mom of a 13 year old daugther. She's my pride and joy but I can also now see the 'teenager' in her coming out at times. Not the easiest thing to handle sometimes, but we seem to work through it. We always have a hug and an 'I'm sorry' at the end of the night. I'd love to talk to any moms that want to! :)
Suzanne - posted on 11/12/2009
Hi, I'm 45 and have three kids, 24yrs, 21yrs and nearly 3yrs. I am definitely more patient this time round and happy to sit glueing and painting with Carla whereas in my twenties it used to be bore me rigid and I would leave the kids to get on with it! It is tiring chasing round after her but I guess it keeps me fit! Would love to chat to anyone that wants to.
Laurie - posted on 11/12/2009
Hi everyone! I am 43 years old and have a 21 month old, and we'd love one more. I think it's interesting how people talk about trying to keep up with their kids at this age. I don't think I have any more or less energy than I did 20 years ago. I love running after my daughter and don't find myself getting tired because of her. What I DO have at my age is more patience, understanding and tolerance in being a mother. I don't feel inconvenienced by her (I would have at 25) and feel so lucky to be able to spend my days with her.
Wendy - posted on 11/11/2009
Hi, I am mum (40 yrs old) to 2 girls, 7yrs and 2yrs old. They keep me very busy. I am lucky I have an age gap so I have 1 at school and 1 at home with me. Lately I am feeling my age as I seem to be chasing my 2yr old around alot. The fun.......lol.....
Lisa - posted on 11/11/2009
Hi Jodi ~ I am 43 and I have a 5 year old and a 19 month old! I had my last at 41 and my husband would love to have 1 more. He's 6 years younger than me, so I can understand why, but I just can't do it. I think about the fact that when they are 20-something, I will be 60-something! I don't feel my age and I'm in great shape, but I still stress about it.
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