Motherhood meets menopause: Putting yourself on the list

 

Individually and collectively we’ve pushed the envelope and extended the time line for fertility. First-time mothers over forty are a rapidly growing demographic -- fast becoming commonplace rather than exceptional. We’ve proven that we can have healthy beautiful babies well into our forties. Now the challenge is to draw new maps for the next generation of older first-time moms, illuminating the territory where the needs of the midlife mother and her child can meet.

Journey Book -- Putting Yourself on the List

There was a you before motherhood.

  • Make a list or create a collage that reflects who you were and what you liked to do before you became a parent.
  • List five creative ways to make contact with this other you at least once a week.
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