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Testimonial - Lani Neumann, Member of NY Chapter

A quick reflection on my childhood and one can see no obvious signs to suggest my path to motherhood would be anything but typical. My favorite childhood photos are of me walking in our driveway, on my tippy toes, pushing a baby stroller like a natural. I couldn't have imagined that I'd be 43 the first time I pushed a stroller ...

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Meet Motherhood Later Chapter Head Chris Thompson In Los Angeles

Many are surprised to learn that our first child was conceived through IVF after 25 years of marriage. While some perceive it as late, Sarah is our miracle girl and the sunshine of our lives.  We also have two identical twin boys, Ryland and Dylan, born December 22, 2009.  My husband and I always wanted three children, and while it ...

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Later Mom Features

Chatting with Actress, Author and Mom Valerie Bertinelli

valeriechefI had the recent opportunity to interview Golden Globe award-winning actress and bestselling author, Valerie, 56, and I jumped on it, as I’m a long time fan of her work, whether from ONE DAY AT A TIME (which she starred in when she was 14 and ran for 9 years), TOUCHED BY AN ANGEL or HOT IN CLEVELAND. She has helped develop, produce and star in many highly rated TV movies and mini-series, and has guest-starred in Boston Legal in a role David E. Kelly wrote especially for her.  She has also served as a correspondent for ‘The Rachael Ray Show” and inspired millions through her weight loss endeavors and work with Jenny Craig, even being recognized by People Magazine for her ‘bikini bod” at age 48. In August 2012, Valerie received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

She has always loved to cook and is currently starring in her own show on Food Network entitled VALERIE’S HOME COOKING. On the show, Valerie gives her family’s favorite recipes a modern twist. And she shares her creations with loved ones as well as special friends invited to her dinner table.  She has also hosted specials including KIDS BAKING CHAMPIONSHIP, with Duff Goldman.

I found her as appealing and relatable as she comes across on television, and totally open, funny, warm and candid, thoughtfully sharing her experiences as a mom, divorcee, woman over 50, and a versatile, enduring actress and personality who continually and successfully reinvents herself.  She, like many of us, raising a family, are trying to be the best mothers we can, yet continue to strive to identify and follow our passions in life.


valeriewolfiebabyROBIN: Your son (with ex-husband rocker Eddie Van Halen) is older now, and you ‘re a stepmom (married to Tom Vitale).

VALERIE: Wolfie is 25.  How did that happen?!  My youngest stepson is 17, and my stepdaughters are 20 and 23.  And, my oldest stepson is 25.  They’re all adults in my family now.

ROBIN: My son is 13, so I’m curious, do you have any preferred phases of parenting?

VALERIE: When Wolfie was little, he’d look up at me with those I can do no wrong eyes and say I love you mamma and kiss me.I miss that big time, but I’ll have it with grandchildren one day.  But, now, to have him text or call me when he’s feeling blue about something or has a problem or wants to pass something by me, that’s a whole other wonderful part of being a mother.  He respects my opinion, even though he would never say that out loud, but he’ll call and ask me what I think of certain things or how would I handle a situation….or sometimes he calls to vent, and I’m happy to be that shoulder too. 

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The Musical

Based on the novel Tuck Everlasting by Natalie Babbitt
Book by Claudia Shear & Tim Federle
Music by Chris Miller
Lyrics by Nathan Tysen
Directed & Choreographed by Casey Nicholaw



$89* Orchestra & Front Mezzanine Seats (Reg. $99 – $147)

Online: Click Here or visit and use code TEMHL412

By Phone: Call (212) 947-8844 and mention code TEMHL412

In Person: Visit the Broadhurst Theatre Box Office (235 W 44th St btwn Broadway & 8th Ave) and mention code TEMHL412


From Tony Award-winner Casey Nicholaw (Aladdin, The Book of Mormon, Something Rotten!) comes the breathtaking new musical Tuck Everlasting. Based on the best-selling, award-winning novel by Natalie Babbitt, the thrilling adventure of Winnie and the Tuck family is brought to life with world-class artistry and powerful storytelling in a sweeping production featuring a book by Tony Award nominee Claudia Shear (Dirty Blonde) & Tim Federle (Better Nate Than Ever), music by Chris Miller (The Burnt Part Boys) and lyrics by Nathan Tysen (The Burnt Part Boys). Take a journey you’ll never forget in this daring new Broadway musical about love, family and living life to the fullest.

“It’s a wonder and a pleasure!  Gorgeous & Sweeping!”

The New York Times

“Move over Matilda & Annie, there’s a new gal in town…This tuner is rich in warmth and spunk” – Variety


*Offer valid for performances through May 22, 2016 excluding April 26, 2016. Additional blackout dates may apply. A $2 facilities fee has been included in the price of each ticket. Limit 9 tickets per order. Offer not valid in conjunction with any other offer or on previously purchased tickets. Subject to availability and final sale. Telephone & internet orders are subject to standard service fees. All sales final. No refunds or exchanges. Offer may be revoked at any time.



We are giving away a pair of tickets to TUCK EVERLASTING to one lucky winner.  Please email by midnight April 21, to, and put TUCK EVERLASTING in the Subject Line.  Please share why you’d like to see the show.  Winner will be notified via email and sent a voucher to redeem tickets.  To be eligible to enter, please also like our Facebook page, if you haven’t already and follow us on Twitter.

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