Post and photo by John Cave Osborne.
So my wife and I just welcomed our fifth child into the world, a wonderful surprise we've named Grand Finale Osborne. When we're not busy feeding him or tending to our toddler triplets, we're often ruminating about the trials and tribulations that come along with parenting at a relatively older age. After all, Caroline just celebrated her 42nd birthday, and I'm a mere loft wedge away from that very same mile marker, so neither one of us are exactly what you'd call spring chickens. And during these first couple of weeks of Grand Finale's infancy, one thing has become glaringly obvious. He's taking quite a toll on us!
You see, there's a reason why most people have children in their 20s or early 30s - parenting is a young person's game. But if you happen to find yourself in our same boat, namely that of bringing home a new baby while in your 40s, fear not. For we've also discovered that there are quite a few advantages to parenting atRead More »from Top 10 Advantages to Being an Older Parent