Please Don't Let Me Be the Oldest Mom in the PTA: Stories about mid-life motherhood

Please Don't Let Me Be the Oldest Mom in the PTA: Stories about mid-life motherhood

by Sharon O'Donnell

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Motherhood is not what it used to be, as more moms than ever before are having children later on in life.This is the must-have book for all moms who had a child after the age of 35—a group the medical profession not-so-kindly calls—‘advanced maternal age.’ Sharon O’Donnell writes about the humorous and poignant stories of having a child at 38 and how she discovered that breastfeeding and AARP membership aren’t really all that far apart. Sharon says being a mom of a certain age can be tough and rewarding—and rather alarming when you realize that all the TV programs you watch have commercials for incontinence or the Scooter Store.

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ISBN-13: 9781611532883
Publisher: Light Messages Publishing
Publication date: 07/10/2018
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 232
File size: 1 MB

About the Author

Sharon O’Donnell, a native North Carolinian, is a graduate of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill with a degree in print/broadcast journalism. Sharon’s debut title, House of Testosterone—One Mom’s Survival in a Household of Males, was named a notable book by IndieBound. From 1998-2010, she wrote a regular column for The Cary News that won several statewide awards in North Carolina. Her writing has also been featured in Good Housekeeping, Better Homes & Gardens, The News & Observer (Raleigh, NC), and Blue Mountain Arts greeting cards. Sharon lives in Cary, NC with her husband, Kevin, their youngest son, Jason, 17, and their 13-year-old long-haired dachshund, with frequent visits from sons Bill, 26, and David, 24. In addition to her own websites, Sharon is a blogger for, the leading website for older moms.

Table of Contents



I A Mom of a ‘Certain Age’

The PTA Meeting

The Burned-Out Tooth Fairy

I’m NOT the Grandma

Age Spots & Diaper Rash

Attempted Advice to My College Son

The Thanksgiving Cake

In the Trenches on Field Day

Another Awkward Moment

Looking Good for Childbirth?

Trying to Be Social Media Savvy

II The Caboose Baby

The Age Gap Between Kids

The Caboose Baby

That Independent Streak

Little Brotheritis


The Art of Brown Nosing

A Real Christmas Tree

Speed Version of the Birds and the Bees Talk

III How I Got My Wrinkles

School Days, School Days

Put It on the Calendar … I Mean Phone

Field Trip Chaperone

The Drugstore Incident

May Contain Peanuts

Ode to the Laundry Room

Mom by the Pool

Falling Asleep on September 11th

IV A Woman of a Certain Age

Where the Hell Did That Come From?

The Reunions

Spanx Adventures

Being Carded & Complimented

From Miss to Ma’am

The Pursuit of Exercise

The Back Surgery

My Grand Exit

Childhood Déjà Vu

Mrs. Allison

V Forever Young

Chasing Dreams

In Dog Years


They Call Me Mom

Forever Young

About the Author


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