Being a mom is a wonderful new experience that adds an entirely different enriching perspective to your life and your experiences. Being an older mom does pose some unique challenges. Women over age 35 who have babies usually already have very full and busy lives. You may have other children, older parents who depend upon you, as well as a full slate of interests, activities, friends, and responsibilities that are important to you. Learning to balance all of these things together with a new baby takes some practice, but it is ultimately extremely rewarding.