By Cari Rosen, April 20, 2009
So it’s official — I am a mid-life mum.
It could be worse. According to the NHS, the fact that I am the wrong side of 40 and have a new(ish) baby officially makes me an “older mother”.
I am only too aware of my advanced years but I do not find this label flattering. I have tried to think of an alternative.
For “old” perhaps “antique”? After all, antiques are also on the aged side yet they are both valued and cherished. I like to think that I too am valued and cherished, so does that make me an “antique mother”?