Friend's mom was 46 years old

Catherine McDiarmid-Watt | Sunday, March 27, 2016 | 0 comments

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Tonight I heard an interesting story from a friend.

My friend was born in 1942, when her mother was 46 years old.

My friend's mother was born in 1896, when her own mother was 46 years old.

Odd coincidence, isn't it?

My friend said this was a second marriage for her mother, who conceived within a year of the marriage.

Her father was in his late 50's and my friend was his first/only child. She had a half-sister 25 years older than she.


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TODAY'S BOOK SUGGESTION:
Image: You Make Me Feel Like an Unnatural Woman: Diary of an Older Mother, by Judith Newman. Publisher: Miramax (April 21, 2004)You Make Me Feel Like an Unnatural Woman: Diary of an Older Mother
by Judith Newman

-- Today the number of women having their first child over thirty-five has increased by a bazillion fold, or some equally scary large number, and Newman is the first to write a book that tells what it's really like when a trip to the drugstore entails the purchase of both diaper cream and wrinkle cream; when "getting your shots" means both immunization and Botox.

You Make Me Feel Like an Unnatural Woman is not only about having children later in life: it's about what happens to a marriage—and to the spirit, when even the most sought-after baby comes.

Wry, warm, and brutally honest, this is the book for any woman—whatever her age—who has awakened at 3AM to the insistent shrieks of her darling and thought: Oh man, I'm too old for this.

Image: Buy Now on Amazon.comPaperback: 320 pages
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Image: Buy Now on Amazon.comHardcover: 320 pages
Click to order/for more info: You Make Me Feel Like an Unnatural Woman
Find it on Amazon: US | Canada | UK





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About Catherine: I am mom to three grown sons, two grandchildren and two rescue dogs. After years of raising my boys as a single mom, I remarried a wonderful man who had never had a child of his own. Unexpectedly, I found myself pregnant at 49!
Sadly we lost that precious baby at 8 weeks, and decided to try again. Five more losses, turned down for donor egg, foster care and adoption due to my age and losses - we have accepted that there will be no more babies in our house.

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