I'm here! Another fifty something mother and grandmother. I've been a grandma for eight and a half years while still being a mom too. My kids 32, 30, 25, are all married with young families giving me nine grandchildren so far. My youngest who has been an only child in the home now for many years just turned 19. We could become empty nesters at any time.
I was and am a full time stay at home mom. My kids have grown up to be good, responsible, and contributing adults despite my sometimes poor mothering skills. I wasn't a perfect mom and I feel that the young mothers today are light years ahead of where I was as a young mother. I think it is because of the amount of information that is easily available without even having to leave your home. And, Where was Dr. Phil when I was raising my family?
I have to tell you that having grown children who turned out so well despite your errors as a mother is an absolute gift. Raising a family is hard work but the rewards are sweet. My adult children are my friends and each others friends. What more could a mother ask for!