I was picturing a broad group here. Older Mamas in the sense of stages of parenting as well. No minimum age limit, but issues accompanying age: menopause, parenting teen and adult kids, grandparenting, retirement. Like that. Any additions, ideas are welcome.
I am 54, ElderSon is 30, a single Dad in the Army, raising Figlet, 5, and TheBoy, 3, 3000 miles away from me. I cared for the babies when they were tiny, and miss them ALOT! My Dumplings at home are BigGirl, 16, and YoungSon, 15. I also was a foster/pre-adoptive parent for 4 years recently to LittleGirl, 11, and LittleGuy, 9 and they left a hole in my heart. My bios were mostly unschooled, fosters were in public school.
I work as a parent advocate to families with kids with special needs, especially autism and mental health issues. I love, love, love my job.
My mom is 93 years old, and is my best friend. We are looking at end of life issues with her, in a mostly accepting, peaceful way.
Okay, that's enough introduction for now. Please join in so we can get to know each other.