The Insecurities of Being an Older Mom

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Having a baby post 40 is challenging enough without people thinking you’re a grandma.

I’m at a deli counter in a grocery store when the woman slicing my roast beef asks: “Is that your baby? Or yours for the day?”

“I know,” I say, “she looks nothing like me.” To which she replies: “Oh, I guess that’s it…”, in a way…

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Writer, editor, parent. Former staffer at Quartz, WSJ and Inc. magazine.

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Writer, editor, parent. Former staffer at Quartz, WSJ and Inc. magazine.

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