About

Samantha Kemp-Jackson
Welcome!

Hi, it’s me – Sam.

I’ve always wondered about how some “About” pages are able to grab people and keep them reading.

Some of the ones I’ve seen are fantastic; others – not so much.

The fact of the matter is that most people don’t want a lengthy play-by-play account of each and every event that’s happened in someone’s life. Let’s face it – only our loved ones really care, right?

That said, if you’ve come to a site, you likely want to know something about the person who runs it – the backstory that’s edited…and edited well.

So with the goal in mind to NOT bore you to tears with the granular details, I shall first point you to my old “About Me” page, thankfully archived by the fantabulous Wayback Machine.

You see, I have to point you to my now-archived paged because my NINE YEARS OF BLOGGING was instantaneously wiped out by a not-very-friendly host company. See here for details.

Thankfully, the Internet Archive is a wonderful thing and as a result, I’m able to rebuild my site, slowly but surely.

Want to know who I am and all that stuff?

Check out this archived link to my old “About Me” page.

Toronto Life also did an article on women who had children when they were 40-plus. I was 43 when I had my identical twin boys. Crazy, eh? You can read all about it here:

Five older moms describe what it’s like to have kids in your 40s

Last November, a 56-year-old Toronto lawyer gave birth to a healthy boy. She used a donor egg and donor sperm, and it cost her $48,500. She belongs to a new cohort of urban, educated women who are waiting to become parents until after they’ve accomplished professional goals and achieved financial and emotional stability.


TL;DR:

I’m the mother of four. My dubious distinction is that I’ve raised four different children in four different decades: the 80s, 90s, 00s and 10s and now – the 20s! In other words, I have a unique perspective on parenting, then and now and hence – my podcast was born in 2017 – appropriately titled Parenting Then and Now.

Amongst other things, I’m a writer, a media commentator, a teacher, and an overall opinionated person. You can find me many places and if you’d like specifics, head on over to my Media Page for details.

Thanks for checking out my blog and I hope you enjoy the ride!

Sam

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