Wake Forest Magazine
October 16, 2012
When he became a father for the second time at 42, Paul Garber (’86) recalls asking himself, “Do I really want to run around with this pink Vera Bradley baby bag on my shoulder?”
That was several years ago; today Garber shares thoughts and resources on older parenting through his blog, “Fathers After 40,” that explores biological and social issues of older fatherhood while celebrating the joys that come with a growing family.
Garber, who was an editor and the first multimedia reporter at the Winston-Salem Journal, left the newspaper business after 19 years last spring to pursue freelance writing.
Many headlines related to “full-nesters” focus on risks such as genetics, says Garber, who has master’s degrees from Johns Hopkins and UNC and teaches a mythology and human culture class at Forsyth Technical Community College in Winston-Salem.