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Guest Post: Older Mom

I've written a guest post for theafaye about being an older mom. It's taken me a while to do it, in part because of all the Yahoo! News stories I've been writing. I only get some much productive time in the day, because of my Kung Fu Panda! Ironic, isn't it, that my post on parenting was delayed due to parenting?

To learn more about my blog tour and how you can participate (and be entered to win a copy of my book), view this post:

http://alycewilson.livejournal.com/382463.html

And now, I must go. KFP wants me to read him his Elmo library book again!

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theafaye
May. 4th, 2011 05:44 pm (UTC)
It's f-locked right now. Would you like me to make it public?
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theafaye
May. 4th, 2011 06:21 pm (UTC)
Your wish is my command!
alycewilson
May. 4th, 2011 07:23 pm (UTC)
That would be nice, if you don't mind!
theafaye
May. 4th, 2011 08:26 pm (UTC)
Already done :o)
alycewilson
May. 4th, 2011 08:28 pm (UTC)
Thanks!
lawchicky
May. 5th, 2011 02:29 am (UTC)
One of the funny things about your post is that I don't think of you as being all that much older than me, but I think of myself as a "young" mom. Most of the friends I have that are my age don't have children yet or they're just having their first baby around now, whereas I already have a five year old and two more! Most of the other parents at Pre-K seem older than me (part of that being that they may have older children whereas Olivia is my first baby).
alycewilson
May. 5th, 2011 02:32 am (UTC)
I also have a lot of friends my sister's age, about 7 years younger than me, and they're just now starting to have babies. Most of my college friends waited until their 30s, too. So maybe there won't be as much of a drastic difference for me as there was for earlier generations. I know that when my mom had my sister at 35, she had rude people asking her if she was too old to start again with a baby!
lawchicky
May. 5th, 2011 02:45 am (UTC)
Yes, people think my mom is absolutely batty. When she had me she was only 19, and she had my youngest sibling when she was 44!

My grandmother also a large gap. She had both of her sons by the time she turned 21, but her third baby (my mom) when she was 35. Mom wasn't a planned baby, and my grandparents were rather shocked (but pleased in the end).
alycewilson
May. 5th, 2011 03:30 am (UTC)
That is a huge gap! How did you get along with your younger siblings? Were you still close?
lawchicky
May. 5th, 2011 03:36 am (UTC)
We are very close, though I'm more like a third parent to the younger three (especially the two youngest who are still in elementary school).
alycewilson
May. 5th, 2011 03:38 am (UTC)
I'd imagine. Must be nice for them! Even at just 7 years older, my sister regards me as something of a second mother.
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