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Frank Skinner - 1st time father at 55

Catherine McDiarmid-Watt | Thursday, February 23, 2012 | 0 comments

Frank Skinner - 1st time father at 55Frank Skinner has revealed how he is coping with the prospect of becoming a father for the first time at the age of 55.

The host of BBC1’s Room 101 rose to fame on the show Fantasy Football League in the 1990s and has described his stand-up tours as a mix of pub humour and politically dubious sex routines.

But he said he is now taking his responsibilities seriously, putting his beloved soccer to one side to support his six months pregnant partner, comedy agent Cathy Mason, 43.

The comedian has been with Miss Mason since 2003 when she worked as a receptionist at his management company.

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TODAY'S BOOK SUGGESTION:
Image:Fathers of a Certain Age: The Joys and Problems of Middle-Aged Fatherhood, by Martin Carnoy. Publisher: Fairview Press; 1st pbk. ed edition (May 6, 1997)Fathers of a Certain Age: The Joys and Problems of Middle-Aged Fatherhood
by Martin Carnoy

-- A father and son interview dozens of men in their 40s and 50s to discover why these men have decided to delay parenting or start over, and how they feel about fathering children in late middle age.

The result is a timely assessment of the challenges and rewards older fathers face, as seen through their own eyes and those of their wives and children.

Men are becoming fathers at 40, 50 or more, but there is very little information on what issues they will have to deal with or how to cope with the new life phase.

Lots of anecdotes of from families with either delayed or remarried fatherhood.

It offers glimpses of societal changes as we are all living longer and healthier and as a result, may have children later.

Discusses step-kids, May-December marriages, adoption, fathers-at-home, and more.

Image: Buy Now on Amazon.comPaperback: 192 pages
Click to order/for more info: Fathers of a Certain Age







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About Catherine: I am mom to three grown sons, two grandchildren and two rescue dogs. After years of raising my boys as a single mom, I remarried a wonderful man who had never had a child of his own. Unexpectedly, I found myself pregnant at 49!
Sadly we lost that precious baby at 8 weeks, and decided to try again. Five more losses, turned down for donor egg, foster care and adoption due to my age and losses - we have accepted that there will be no more babies in our house.

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