Cyma Shapiro

Cyma Shapiro, 55

Writer and Creator

Cyma Shapiro is a mom to a 8 and 10 year old, and to 28 and 30 year old stepchildren. A former journalist, now creator, writer and blogger for, and a businessperson, Cyma brings years of varied personal experience to all her endeavors. This is her latest 'baby!'
Tracy Cianflone

Tracy Cianflone, 53


A former make-up artist in the entertainment industry, Tracy Cianflone specializes in individual and family portraits, including celebrities, models and the family next door. After several years and many miscarriages, she had her third child at 42. Tracy and her husband feel her son completed their family. She is thrilled to be contributing to this project.
Shana Sureck

Shana Sureck, 51


Shana Sureck is an award-winning photojournalist with a deep love for stories people tell of their lives. For twenty years she worked for The Hartford Courant. Currently, she freelances throughout New England and New York for editorial publications, non-profits, and educational institutions. She is a 2010 recipient of a City of Hartford Arts and Heritage grant. At age 40, Shana gave birth to her daughter and raised her alone. She now lives with her partner, daughter and two stepsons. They were married this past summer.
Elizabeth Gregory

Elizabeth Gregory, 55

Introduction Writer

Elizabeth Gregory, 55, author of Ready: Why Women Are Embracing the New Later Motherhood, is a Professor of English at the University of Houston and Director of the Women’s Studies Program. She blogs at Her current project explores the politics and economics of women’s work, at home and outside it. Elizabeth is married and the mother of a 16 and 8 year old.