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Kindergarten Round 3 — 17 Years Later!

Catherine McDiarmid-Watt | Saturday, August 25, 2012 | 0 comments

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Today my baby started Kindergarten. So what you say?? Well, it’s been 17 years since my oldest son went to Kindergarten and the world looks a bit different from this older mom’s perspective. My son quickly went to play with the only other child he knew in the class. And her mother graduated high school with my husband’s niece… WOW!!

In my son’s class, I was by far the oldest but many were in their early to mid, even late 30′s, still older than the average age of the parents in my adult children’s kindergarten classes back in the early 90′s.

For me, it’s about patience. I have more patience, I am calmer, less stressed as a parent and more excited for every milestone my little one enjoys. And “enjoys” is the operative word; I believe I’m enjoying myself more. I know what’s to come, I know the potential challenges life throws us and I want to enjoy every minute of the gift I was given in my mid 40′s. And I am more emotionally secure with myself, my husband and our future.

I may be the oldest mom in the room, but with age comes experience. And with luck and hard work that experience will help translate my “baby” into a future successful member of society.

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Image: What Every Woman Should Know About Fertility and Her Biological Clock, by Cara Birrittieri. Publisher: Career Press (May 26, 2009)pixel
What Every Woman Should Know About Fertility and Her Biological Clock
by Cara Birrittieri

-- Until now, there has been little practical advice on what women can do about ticking biological clocks.

What Every Woman Should Know About Her Biological Clock is the first book to explore a woman's reproductive life span completely, from beginning to end.

Based on Cara Birrittieri's own experience of running up against a slowing biological clock, she shows women for the first time how to "tell what time it is" with a simple blood test that gives them a peek at the state of their ovaries.

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Click to order/for more info: What Every Woman Should Know About Fertility and Her Biological Clock

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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 our 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 there will be no more babies in our house.

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