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Being an older Mum myself, I’m curious to know how many others there are here on MoMs. I’m 45, my husband is 50 and we have a 15 year old, 14 year old and 3 year old together. I’m happy to answer questions for other Mums about being an ‘older Mum’ too. For those who may be thinking “Wow – I could never be a Mum again in my 40’s”,  I probably would have thought the same thing in my 20’s and 30’s, but I’m loving it. Best thing we ever did!

Posted by Kymichelle, 20th January 2015

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  • Yep! I started later than you. I’m 45 and have a 5 yo and 4 yo. I was the second oldest in my mothers group, but the others were no more than 7 years younger.

  • Yes Im in my 40s and have a toddler and 2 school kids. I havent really noticed any difference other than having the NIPT test. I dont feel any tireder than what I had my other 2. A lot of my friends also were similar ages with their kids due to only meeting their partner later in life.

  • I was 23 and 26 when I had my babies. My mum was 36 when I was born and 39 when my sister was born

  • I had my daughter when I was in my late 30’s. I think being an older parent was beneficial mentally and emotionally, but physically I think it’s been harder.

  • I will be 53 this year and my husband is 48. We have a 12 year old daughter, a nearly 11 old son, 2 sisters in permanent foster care age 6 and 2, and a girl in temporary care age 5. They keep me young, lol

  • I am 48 and have a 19 year old daughter and a 15 year old boy. I enjoy giving advice out of my personal experiences and hope I can help others as well as learning from other parents. This has been great and lucky to even win a prize which will be a nice surprise one .Thank you MoM :)

  • Wow it is lovely to hear of these older Mums!
    My Mum would have loved to be an older Mum but unfortunately had to have a hysterectomy.
    I think it’s wonderful that you’re not letting age restrict you & wish all of you all the best!
    I’m sure every day is a new adventure with your little ones :)

  • I had my last son at 40, I have a 25 yrs old son a 12 yr old son and a 2 yr old son. Im a tired mum but I don’t get much help.

  • Congratulations Mom GOULDIE! Fantastic for you and your family! :)

  • Lovely to have a wide range of ages in your family! :)

  • We had our first, and probably only baby, last year after years of hoping. I’m 44 and hubby turned 45.

  • I’m not that old I guess…39…but I have a 3 year old, a 15yr old and a 21yr old. I gotta tell ya though I find it much harder having a 3 year old now than I did at 20. Lol. ;)

  • hi im a mum of 63 i have 7 kids and 16 grandkids i had the last 2 at age 40 and 41 when they started school i used to get asked are you their nanna ,many women are having families later in life ,if any one has questions to older mums im glad to help answer

  • That’s so special! Your life is surely very exciting!

  • I am 53 hubby 56 and we have 6 children. The older 3 are 28, 30 and 32 we thought this was it and was happy. Later came along a darling girl and we welcomed here she is 13, but then just over 2 years ago thought I was going menopausal turned out to be twins. So my youngest are toddlers. So with the help of the older boys and our daughter we are coping with them. I do worry that we will not be around for the twins where they are older. My oldest can not have children so he has promised to look after them and helps out a lot with them now. Early nights are the standard here and I feel that we are more settled with the younger ones then we were with the older ones. Just had more energy with the older ones. Have a 5 month old grand child so the twins can play with her, otherwise they entertain themselves.

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