“Older moms are a rapidly growing segment of the population. They call us “Advanced Maternal Age.” Yes we have been dubbed. I hate it when I’m dubbed, don’t you?” Sharon O’Donnell
PLEASE DON’T LET ME BE THE OLDEST MOM IN THE PTA (TorchflameBooks) is the must-have book for all moms who had a child after the age of 35. 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.
O’Donnell’s book has a collection of delightful essays, under the heading: “A Mom of a Certain Age,” “The Caboose Babe,” “How I Got My Wrinkles,” “A Woman of a Certain Age” and “Forever Young.”
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.
The kids are back in school and into their insane routines. This is a must read for any PTA parent of any age.
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 http://www.motherhoodlater.com, the leading website for older moms.
Thanks to Sharon, we have two copies to giveaway. Just tell us your experiences with the PTA – at any age. We’ll announce winners soon. Good luck.
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