From One Mother to Another: Equalization of the Ages

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Jodi Ciampa is our latest addition to the Identity team. Parenting is difficult and not one parent is perfect. Jodi she will share her insights from One Mother to Another in hopes to give you support on real-life of parenting.

Jodi CiampaRemember when you were growing up and 30 seemed so old?   Or when you were in high school and the thought of dating a college boy seemed so far out of reach because of his age?   Well, when it comes to having babies, there is no greater equalizer.   That’s why I call motherhood “Equalization of the Ages.” Whether you are 20 or 40, having your first baby or fifth; when it comes to raising children, every mother is “ageless.”

Some of my very dearest friends couldn’t be further apart in age, yet my life wouldn’t be the same without them.   They have all given me immeasurable strength, at one point or another.   A dear friend of mine who is 73 has been in my life for 22 years.   I met her when I was 17 years old.   She has seen me through the ending of my teens, dating, marriage and now, motherhood.   Her knowledge has carried me through numerous triumphs, trials and tribulations and she has always been such a positive role model to me.

Then all the great friends who are such huge part of my daily life; I don’t think I could function if they weren’t here for me.   Some I grew up with and others I met through my children, but we all have a common bond and there is at least a 10 year age span between us.   Our children are basically the same age so we are experiencing the same highs and lows together.   Despite where we live, whether it is two minutes or two hours, in desperate times (which include complaining about our husbands) we are there for each other in a flash.

It is so comforting to have trustworthy and reliable confidants around when you need an extra hand, listening ear or someone to laugh with.   So as the saying goes, “age is just a number” and it couldn’t be truer when it’s From One Mother to Another.


Jodi has set a goal to write a book and is on her path to achieving it!   Please visit her new blog at

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