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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 www.motherhoodlater.com, the leading website for older moms.

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by Sharon O'Donnell

PTA 800
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Motherhood is not what it used to be, as more moms than ever before are having children later on in life.

This is the must-have book for all moms who had a child after the age of 35—a group the medical profession not-so-kindly calls—‘advanced maternal age.’

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.

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.

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