Family & Relationships 7 Perks of Being an Older Mom

21:57  28 july  2017
21:57  28 july  2017 Source:   Real Simple

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Being an older mom means you're more likely to have explored the inner workings of your heart and mind. Being an older mom means you've made some good mistakes, solved some good problems and learned that you will survive no matter what.

Being a Mom . 1. We will become elderly while our children are still young. This is a tough one. If we ' re lucky enough to live to a ripe old age, we ' re going to be reallllly ripe when our daughter is still relatively young.

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If there seems to be a lot more new moms who touch up their roots and reminisce about 90s sitcoms, here’s why: According to data just released by the CDC, the rate of women having babies in their 30s and 40s continues to increase, while births by women in their 20s declined and teen births plummeted 9 percent last year, hitting a record low.

Having a baby later in life definitely has some challenges—you are more likely to have a complicated pregnancy and delivery, and that endless reserve of energy you had in your 20s may be somewhat depleted—but there are plenty of reasons to embrace being an older mom.

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The perks of being a wallflower. Part one. She was my mom ’s sister. She got straight A’s when she was a teenager and she used to give me books to read. My father said that the books were a little too old for me, but I liked them so he just shrugged and let me read.

7 Surprising Benefits of Being Older Parent. There are also many risks of complications that can affect the offspring of an older mom , such as premature birth and an increased risk of Down Syndrome.

You Have More Options for Your Work Life.

When you’ve been in the workforce for a decade or two, you’re more likely to have a solid career, a network of supportive coworkers, and more opportunities for flexibility than if you’re just starting out. “I had been working at the same company for more than 10 years when I got pregnant,” says Alex, a mom of one from Long Island. “I had already proven myself many times to my boss, so when I asked to work part-time for the rest of the year, she was willing to make it work.” You’ve also had all those working years to stash away some savings if you decide to stay home or take an extended maternity leave.

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You’ve Had Plenty of Time to Take Notes.

“By waiting until my mid-30s, I had the benefits of watching my sisters parent five kids before I had one,” says Randi, a mom of one from Brooklyn, New York. “I got to have lots of aunt time, and I really knew more of what to expect when I had my own baby.”

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“ Being a single mom , at first it’s a very challenging thing,” she added. Seth’s Mom . I had my son in my 40s. The perks ? Financial stability. Understanding how quickly “grown up time” passes.

Whether you are a younger parent or an older parent, being a parent is tough work. It was all about the perks of young marriage! I am not here to judge any mom who chose to spend her time differently than me.

You May Be a More Chill Mom, Raising Better-Behaved Kids.

One recent study found that older moms are less likely to scold and discipline their kids, who in turn have fewer social, emotional, and behavioral problems.

The Retired-Nana Bonus.

If you’re lucky enough to have your own parents living nearby and still healthy, they’ll likely be eager to help with their long-awaited grandchild. “When I had my baby in my 40s, my mom, my aunt, and my mother-in-law had all retired and were completely available to help,” says Lisa, a mom of one from Connecticut. “If I’d had him when I was younger, they would have all still been working and childcare would have been a lot more challenging. This way I was able to continue my home-based business while not worrying about who was going to watch the baby.”

Related: Celebs Who Got Pregnant After 40 (Provided by Mom.me)

Janet Jackson: <p>A couple of weeks before turning 50, Janet Jackson shocked the world with the news that she was pregnant. Jackson <a href=announced via Twitter that she and her husband, Wissam Al Mana, are in a family way and that she'll be postponing the second leg of her Unbreakable World Tour to "rest up" per doctor's orders.

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The REAL Reason Ben & Jerry’s Ice Cream Tastes So Darn Good

  The REAL Reason Ben & Jerry’s Ice Cream Tastes So Darn Good Millennials, the largest demographic entering the workforce, care more about job perks and benefits than previous generations. So it might be in the best of interest of most 20-somethings to look into making a career change into the lucrative field of being a dairy cow for Ben & Jerry’s. The cows that make the 60 some-odd different flavors of the Vermont-based creamery are pampered throughout their entire tenure with the company.  The cows go through an animal welfare program, are part of a thorough herd health care plan, and aren’t subjected to tail docking.

Check out this list of perks that come with going home. 1. Seeing how much your parents have grown: So much changes over a year! If your mom was 5-foot-3 back in September, don’t be surprised if she’s topped 6 feet by June.

I Found Out My Mom Was Talking Trash About Me to My Kids. Of course, we don't always get a choice about these things, but I completely think there are perks of either having kids close I didn't really realize how different the two modes of parenthood would feel until my oldest two started school.

“My husband and I had done a lot of traveling and had plenty of adventures before we became parents,” says Sally, a mom of one from Colorado. “It made both of us feel like we were so ready to finally enter the parenthood phase of life—nearly 20 years later than some of our friends!”

You May Live Longer.

Sure, you started a little later, but according to several studies, women who have babies into their 30s and 40s have a greater chance of living to a ripe old age than those who began earlier. Then you’ll get to be the doting grandma!

You Stop Sweating the Small Stuff.

“I had my fourth child at the age of 41, and I definitely parent him a little differently than I did my first three,” says Angela, a mom from Virginia. “I realized that things I thought were so important when my older kids were little weren’t that important after all. I didn't feel he had to be potty-trained or learn his colors by a certain age—I knew it would happen when he was ready. I also learned not to worry about what other parents think about how I parent. In the long run, all that matters is my own values and how I want to raise my kids."

The REAL Reason Ben & Jerry’s Ice Cream Tastes So Darn Good

  The REAL Reason Ben & Jerry’s Ice Cream Tastes So Darn Good Millennials, the largest demographic entering the workforce, care more about job perks and benefits than previous generations. So it might be in the best of interest of most 20-somethings to look into making a career change into the lucrative field of being a dairy cow for Ben & Jerry’s. The cows that make the 60 some-odd different flavors of the Vermont-based creamery are pampered throughout their entire tenure with the company.  The cows go through an animal welfare program, are part of a thorough herd health care plan, and aren’t subjected to tail docking.

Most books you read are old enough or famous enough to have a Sparknotes page, and even a fair amount of poetry; sure, it’s more satisfying to understand what’s going on in the book on your own, but it’s better to not show up for class clueless.

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