I am a mid forties mom with only one child at age 21 in college. I can't seem to get much responses (even from plus 40 groups). I'm currently trying to reinvent myself professionally.after being long term unemployed, trying to work up from fast food, into cashiering, back into banking, after being a bookkeeper.
Why would you be a misfit Cafemom has a little bit of everyone on here. As far as wanting to reinvent yourself have you considered going back to school for a certificate or a 2 year degree. There is a group on here for Moms with adult children maybe they can give you some advice
I don't think anyone is a misfit here, you just haven't made the right connections here. I'm 66 (next week), raising a 6 year old, and I have made friends. The big thing with me is all the info and fun things you can find on here. Don't give up!
I'm a mid-forties WOHM mom of one child, an 18 y/o who is currently debating whether he should join the military or continue in school. Like you, I want to return to the workforce after a prolonged abscene, but my skills are out of date, so I am currently back in school getting a second degree to make myself more employable in my chosen field.
I'm a mid-40's mom, too. I have an in home daycare. I have 1 adult child and 2 young children.
Have you considered doing volunteer work to boost your skills? I am in charge of the money for a local music club and for our local Relay for Life. Those types of positions would probably make you more marketable in the financial fields.
I will be 38 in June & also rejoining the work force this fall. Im a little nervous. I have been taking a few office related classes online. Especially since Im not sure what I want to do "when I grow up".