- The Washington Times - Tuesday, October 10, 2000

Books

• "So Glad We Waited: A Hand-Holding Guide for Over-35 Parents," by Lois Nachamie, Three Rivers Press, 2000. Using interviews and observations, the author discusses the unique and specific issues older parents face.

• "Fathers of a Certain Age: The Joys and Problems of Middle-aged Fatherhood," by Martin Carnoy and David Carnoy, Fairview Press, 1995. The father-and-son team assesses the challenges and rewards to anyone contemplating or coping with having children in late middle age.

Associations

• So-Glad-We-Waited Network, 230 Riverside Drive, No. 7D, New York, N.Y. 10025. Phone: 212/866-6402. Web site: www.sogladwewaited.com. Founded by parenting consultant Lois Nachamie, this organization was formed this year "to put over-35 families, whether blended, built or biologically begun" in touch with each other and to offer information and parenting workshops to people who have started their families later in life.

• Mothers First, a Washington-area support organization for women transitioning from full-time careers to stay-at-home motherhood, is starting an older-moms group. For information, contact coordinator Joann Watterson, 703/481-2577. For general information about Mothers First, call 703/827-5922. Address: PO Box 1526, Vienna, Va. 22183.

On line

• ParentsPlace.com, IVillage Inc.'s parenting site, (www.parentsplace.com) offers parenting news, advice from experts and scores of bulletin boards, including Pregnancy After 40 and High-Risk Pregnancy.

• Midlife mother Rita Kennen created Midlife Mommies' site (www.midlifemommies.com) for information, pregnancy guidance and forums aimed at mothers of a certain age.

• Obgyn.net, sponsored by MediSpecialty.com Inc., is an international resource center for physicians, members of the medical community and patients (www.obgyn.net). It includes clinical reference collections and discussion forums.




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