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Sharon O'Donnell


Please Don't Let Me Be

the Oldest Mom in the PTA!


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about my book on WRAL.com

 Review from blogger Cindy Roesel 




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A humorous and poignant look at what it's like to be an 'older' mom. 
Please Don’t Let Me Be the Oldest Mom in the PTA!  is a book for moms who were 35 or older when they became a mom again or for the first time—a large & growing segment of the population. The book includes humorous and poignant anecdotes about the challenges and rewards of being an ‘older’ mom. This book is for all those moms with that deer in the headlights look who suddenly discover that breastfeeding and menopause aren’t that far apart. 
Motherhood is not what it used to be. Today, one in seven babies is born to a mother over the age of 35, that ripe old age that the medical community considers ‘advanced maternal age.’ But Sharon hates that term! Mid-life motherhood is a trend that continues to increase nationwide and worldwide, including many celebrities and other well-known women who have opted to have children later in life. And these moms definitely need a laugh—as well as a voice that articulates their innermost feelings about the rewards & struggles of being an older mom. Sharon is that voice in Please Don't Let Me Be the Oldest Mom in the PTA! 

My Carolina Today (WNCN) interview with Sharon about her first humor book, House of Testosterone, as well as her second book, Please Don't Let Me Be the Oldest Mom in the PTA, that was a work-in-progress at the time of the interview.  

"The number of births to women in their 30s and well into their 40s keeps rising; at the same time, the number of women between ages 20 and 24 who are having their first child falls. Surprisingly, the number of women having babies in their mid-forties or older, although still relatively small, has tripled in the last 20 years."   quote from Psychology Today article

The Number of Women who become moms After the age of 35 Continues to rise

Sharon holds newborn Jason, her youngest son, born in 2000. 

Sharon Became a Mom --Again--

at 38  

Sharon's three sons, Billy, David, and Jason, her youngest, whom she had when she was 38 in 2000. 

Sharon's 'boys'  all grown up in 2015.(middle son, David; youngest Jason; and oldest, Billy)