Originally Posted by Daffodil
I'm getting notifications for threads I'm subscribed to. I'm not sure how groups are supposed to work, but it seems like you don't get a notification if someone starts a new thread in a group you belong to - you just get a notification if someone posts to one of your subscribed threads in that group. But maybe you can also subscribe to a group the way you can subscribe (I think) to a forum?
I honestly can't think of any big challenges I've faced because of being an older mom. My family was fine with it, and the doctors and midwives I dealt with didn't seem to think it was any big deal. My health is good. It's all been working out just fine.
I am subscribed to this one and I am still not being notified. I checked to be notified daily. I have received nothing from any of the groups. Hmmmm....
That is great that you have not had any challenges as an older Mom.
I do find that I get tired more easily. I could do with less sleep most of the time, but as I get older I feel it more, I guess. My family was fine with it also. I had a very supportive doctor. Other than a few more ultra sounds (and that was because of the fibroids) I didn't need any tests. My doc was ok with opting out.
Being around younger Moms was a bit of a challenge. Once they realized I had kids as old or older than them, they weren't quite as friendly. That is in the area we moved from. Here in a smaller town - fancy that - everything is just plain ok. Age doesn't really matter at all. This is a much more supportive community.
I also homeschool my child and that had caused some reactions in people where we used to live. Here there are more homeschoolers and not just for religious reasons.