Wish We'd Known: 17 Things No One Told Us About Being an Older Mom

From the dinosaur complex to the joy of waiting, here's what nobody told us about having a baby after age 35 (18 Photos)

Jenna McCarthy on Jan 11, 2013 at 6:26PM

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You'll Rake in the Hand-Me-Downs

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a Jenna McCarthy on Dec 14, 2012 at 2:10PM

"Need a car seat/bouncer/tricycle/winter jacket?" your mom-friends will ask with astonishing regularity. Unlike those parenting pioneers, you'll rake in piles of gently-used loot from books and boots to toys and gear and pajamas. Forget any guilt about accepting this bounty of offerings -- these friends are just as happy to get rid of this stuff as you are to snag it for free.

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