New Motherhood After 40 and Balancing A Busy Work Life

September 17, 2012  |  

About This Episode

We travel to the home of eco-friendly interior designer Robin Wilson and speak with her as she preps for the arrival of her very first baby and tells us how she will manage her thriving business as a new mom.

About Robin Wilson

Robin Wilson is a nationally recognized eco-friendly and healthy space interior designer. Ms. Wilson serves as an ambassador for the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America since June 2011 where she works to increase awareness of indoor air quality issues that affect wellness in residential and commercial spaces. Robin Wilson Home has worked as a design advocate for clean construction methods with clients including the Harlem office of President Clinton, the White House Fellows office, private homes and consultation with leading international hotels. She authored Kennedy Green House (Greenleaf, 2010) with the foreword written by environmentalist, Robert F. Kennedy Jr. The book was the Bronze Award recipient in the Home & Garden category from the Independent Publisher Book Awards.

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About Karyn Parsons

Karyn Parsons is best known as the character “Hilary Banks” on the long-running television show, “The Fresh Prince of Bel Air.” Today she is a wife and mother of two. Parsons is also the Founder and President of the Sweet Blackberry foundation after being inspired by the true tale of a determined slave and the remarkable lengths he travelled to find his freedom.  While growing up, Parsons’ mother, a librarian in the Black Resource Center of a library in South Central Los Angeles, would share stories of African-American accomplishment with her daughter.  A mother and activist, Karyn created Sweet Blackberry to use the power of stories to inspire youth. Follow her on Twitter @Karyn_Parsons.

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  • JettMane

    HOW SAD, when it’s 20, she’ll be 60, when it’s 30 she’ll be 70 most like will die a little after that.

  • lateshia

    Wow I’m 30 years old and I told myself I don’t want to be an old mom. I see that a lot of women are having babies after 35 so I guess that make me feel better. What I hate is that my younger sister beat me to having kids she had her first one at 21 I believe and she is 24 now and her 2nd one was born when she was about 22. I will give myself til I’m 35 and if I have no kids by then I’m adopting.

  • GeekMommaRants

    The great thing about having children at an better age, makes Moms not just good mothers but excellent mothers, Yaay!!

  • I had my daughter at 42 years old and am a single mother. I got pregnant at 41 and walla, my darling little girl came right after my Birthday. I can tell you, that God Blessed me with her at
    the right time, because I had already sown my wild oats, and was mature and stable enough to handle the task of raising a little angel. She has been a complete blessing in my life, and If anyone ask am I too old, no I’m not. My daughter is now 8 years old and I’m now 50 years old. I love being a mom, I could not get pregnant for 25 years and here she came later on, and she is the most wonderful gift that God could have ever given me. I’m eternally grateful.

    • OHHH

      No you are not too old, it’s just women’s reproduction cycle is too short.

  • Paula Johnson

    Thanks for sharing Robin…I am 42 and certainly still have very high hopes of having a child, I always find encouragement from women such as yourself that it is still possible…so Thank you!