I have just ordered this number from Amazon (sorry local peeps – I couldn’t find it anywhere online in SA) as it looks like my type of guide. The one that is okay with imperfection, and the one that applauds some shits and giggles.
It was written by four moms: Laurie Kilmartin, Karen Moline, Alicia Ybarbo and Mary Ann Zoellner, two of them TV producers, one of them a journalist and author, and one a stand-up comic and writer.
Here is an extract about older moms:
“Hey Look Who Had One Good Egg Left”:
Congrats, old gal, you did it. You had a career and you had men. Lots and lots of men. Maybe even a woman. You ignored all that “biological clock” crap and partied on, postponing motherhood until the last possible second. And then — when every women’s magazine said your forty-four year old womb was finished — you cranked out a shorty. You beat some insane odds … Your life was awesome. And now it’s over.
Can’t wait for this.