Blog for Moms Over 35


Our group for older moms over 35 parenting later in life blog features moms and experts sharing.  We share about living life fully over age 35, and write not just about parenting experiences, but life, growth, aging, etc.

Given Robin’s personal passion for sharing cool finds, travel destinations, unique attractions and theatre going, she writes periodic reviews of products, services, trips, Broadway and Off Broadway shows and other forms of entertainment, attractions and leisure pursuits….whether for kids, moms or couples.

If you’d like to submit a topic, product, destination, event, show or attraction for consideration, write robin@motherhoodlater.com.  Happy to hear from you!

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Family Weekend with a Teen Boy to Harrisburg, PA by Robin Gorman Newman


Tuesday
September 18, 2018

We have been to Hershey, Pennsylvania twice and enjoyed, so when we were offered the opportunity to go on a press road trip to Harrisburg, a neighboring town, my family and I jumped on it.  We knew there were some activities up the alley of my teenage son, Seth.

We had briefly been there previously, but did not have much time to explore.  This time, we stayed two nights, and had two activity packed and fun days exploring the area.

We arrived on a Friday night…made a pit stop at Hershey Tanger Outlets (Seth is a fan of Under Armour) and enjoyed dinner at The Mill in Hershey (good food and quaint atmosphere).

The next day, we were off ‘n running after breakfast at our hotel.

We were slated to take a ride on the Pride of the Susquehanna Riverboat but unfortunately due to weather-related water conditions, the boat wasn’t running.  So, we decided to head downtown to the iconic Midtown Scholar Bookstore, The Millworks & Artist Studios – Restaurant + Artist Studios + Brewery and Broad Street Market.  All are within short walking distance of each other and are unique destinations.

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Family Trip To Niagara Falls With a Teen by Robin Gorman Newman


Tuesday
September 18, 2018

To this day, I can remember my family trip to Niagara Falls as a kid.  We rode the iconic Maid of the Mist where we all got soaked and had a great time.

Life has a way of coming full circle, and my son, 15, decided that this would be the summer of Canada.  So, recalling my fond childhood vacation memories, we booked a trip to Niagara Falls, and added in Niagara on the Lake, and Toronto (which I blogged about here).

We opted to stay on the Canadian side of the Falls, as friends had told us that was the place to be.  We chose the Marriott Fallsview Hotel & Spa and had a great view of the Falls from our room, which was especially cool to watch at night when brightly illuminated.  It felt almost like a meditative experience.

But, watching from our window was not enough. We wanted to of course get up close ‘n personal.  So, my husband, Marc, my son, Seth, and I went for the gusto and booked tickets for both Maid of the Mist and the Hornblower Fireworks Cruise.

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The Letting Go Hand by Nancy Carolyn Kwant


Thursday
September 13, 2018

We hold hands, my girl and I, as we walk up the road to school.  In her free hand is her Dora lunch box and in mine is the dog’s leash.  I have come to savor these early morning walks.

Kindergarten has started.  Gone are the days of strolling leisurely through the cove, building fairy houses of debris washed ashore, fighting off pirates on the rocks, or drinking tea and nibbling on freshly baked coffee cake while Jack, our Flat Coat Retriever, head resting on paws, waits for a crumb to fall.

As much as we prepared for this, our morning schedule has been

harshly,

abruptly,

and rudely interrupted.

 

I’m trying to grow accustomed to it but every fiber of my being is fighting against it.

Monday through Friday life suddenly feels very…,well, scheduled.

Wake by seven

Ten to fifteen minutes for breakfast

Overpack lunch with healthy choices.

Sign all necessary paperwork.

Put paperwork into THE purple folder in the “Return to School” slot.

While this flurry of activity is happening, my daughter says,

“Mama, come sit with me?”

“Mama, let’s tell a story.”

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Family Vacation to Toronto with a Teen by Robin Gorman Newman


Wednesday
September 12, 2018

This was the summer of extreme humidity and rain in New York, so we were anxious to go on vacation, with the hope that weather might more comfortable elsewhere.  Toronto did not disappoint on that level and in general.

(Lobby – partial view)

We began our vacation in Niagara Falls and then Niagara on the Lake, and drove to Toronto for the last leg of our road trip.  We had originally planned to stay just two nights, but we were so taken with Hotel X Toronto that we extended another night.  And, had we not had reason to return to NY when we did, we might have opted for still another night.

Hotel X Toronto is truly a destination.  It is a class act hotel in the midst of a busy city and one that was hard to leave, even to go exploring the town.  It truly felt like a modern resort featuring impressive amenities, with more to come, as the hotel is just five months old.  Photos truly don’t do it justice.

As their website states….

  • Spectacular views from virtually every room.
  • Stunning Rooftop Swimming Pool
  • Toronto’s Only Tri-Level Rooftop SkyBar
  • Kandy Gallery by Neil Dankoff
  • 250 Seat
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NEUROSIS: Show Review by Robin Gorman Newman


Tuesday
September 11, 2018

How many of us have a little voice in our head that leads us to make certain choices or question decisions?  The same voice can nag and promote self doubt and insecurity, especially when it comes to matters of the heart.  Neurosis, the Off Broadway musical jumps on this inventive premise with delightful aplomb.

Though the show has a sitcom feel and could use a dose of depth, it is breezy and entertaining with some delightful songs (music by Ben Green, lyrics by Greg Edwards) and lively staging moments (direction by Andy Sandberg) that highlight both the excellent voices and comedic physicality of the hardworking cast.

The story focuses on Abby (Jennifer Blood), a driven marketing professional, and Frank (Kevin Zak). a magician yearning for a big break with doting parents (played a bit over the top by both Susan J. Jacks and Joel Blum) who would prefer he consider becoming an attorney.  Abby is seeking a nice Jewish boy to compensate for past relationship choices, and boyish Frank fits the bill.

Enter their respective Neurosis or in the case of Abby…Neurosalina. They shadow Abby and Frank, further triggering or dissecting every anxious moment. If book writer, Allan Rice,

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SHOW TICKET GIVEAWAY & DISCOUNT: Tennessee William’s A Lovely Sunday


Thursday
September 6, 2018

Theatre at St. Clement’s

423 West 46 Street, NYC 10036
www.LaFemmeTheatreProductions.org

Directed by Austin Pendleton

 In this unique tragicomedy, four women in Depression-era St. Louis live and work together in a valiant effort to stave off loneliness and despair. And, along the way, they uncover false idols – and maybe even themselves.  La Femme Theatre Productions presents the revival of Tennessee Williams’s A Lovely Sunday for Creve Coeur, featuring Kristine Nielsen, Annette O’Toole, Jean Lichty, Polly McKie.

SPECIAL OFFER:

$35 tix (reg. $55) from 9/14 to 9/22
$39 tix (reg. $65) from 9/26 to 10/21

   ONLINE: Visit www.LaFemmeTheatreProductions.org and use code LOVELYRED

  • PHONE: Call (866) 811-4111 and mention code LOVELYRED
RESTRICTIONS: All sales are final – no refunds or exchanges. Offer subject to availability. Not valid in combination with any other offers. Normal service charges apply to phone and internet orders. Performance schedule subject to change. Offer may be revoked or modified at any time without notice.

 

TICKET GIVEAWAY: MotherhoodLater.com is giving away tickets to see this show on select dates through 10/18.  To enter, email robin@motherhoodlater.com.  Please put Lovely Sunday in the Subject Line and share why you’d like to see the show.

 

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Home Alone: When the Kids Leave For College by Melissa T. Shultz, author, From Mom to Me Again (Book Excerpt & Giveaway)


Thursday
September 6, 2018

Kids move out emotionally at least a year before they do physi­cally. And it’s important to remember that it’s mostly a one-sided thing—we’re the ones who are left behind with memories of them in every corner. As far as leaving us is concerned, in their minds, we’re always here—they know where to find us. Drop-off stories run the gamut—with my oldest son, I made the mistake of turning around and looking back when we said good-bye. I do not advise this.

Broadcast journalist and mom of three Jane Pauley was surprised to find that taking her twin son and daughter to college was differ­ent than she expected. “It was an adventure we shared right up to the moment it was clear that my part of the adventure stopped and theirs kept going. We deposited our son first and his twin sister a week later. I was obsessed with organizing his stuff. My son’s T-shirts were left folded and organized by prints and solids and color. I’d never done this at home. I was under his desk untangling electronic cords and attaching twist ties to keep them neat when I sensed he and his new roommate silently agreed the time had … Continue reading..



PRETTY WOMAN THE MUSICAL: TICKET GIVEAWAY & DISCOUNT


Thursday
August 23, 2018

 

★★★★A JOYOUS MUSICAL HIT!” –The Telegraph

 

PRETTY WOMAN

THE MUSICAL

MUSIC & LYRICS BY

BRYAN ADAMS & JIM VALLANCE

BOOK BY

GARRY MARSHALL & J. F. LAWTON

Based on the Touchstone Pictures motion picture written by J. F. Lawton

 

DIRECTED & CHOREOGRAPHED BY

JERRY MITCHELL

PRETTY WOMAN IS PRETTY PERFECT!”

– WNYC

 “MISSING IT WOULD BE A BIG MISTAKE. BIG. HUGE!”

– Grace Perry, Time Out

Book your tickets today and save up to $40*. Premium seats are available.

Front Mezzanine – $129* (Reg. $169)

Side Orchestra and Mid-Mezzanine – $109* (Reg. $139)

Rear Mezzanine – $79* (Reg. $99)

Premium Seats Starting at $229*

Use Code MOM1

3 WAYS TO BUY YOUR TICKETS:
1. ONLINE: Click Here or Visit TicketMaster.com & enter code: MOM1
2. BY PHONE: Call 877-250-2929 & mention codeMOM1
3. IN PERSON: Print this offer & bring to the Nederlander Theatre, 208 W. 41st St.

Behind-The-Scenes with Samantha Barks and Andy Karl in Pretty Woman: The Musical

Click Here For A Sneak Peek!

PrettyWomanTheMusical.com

*Prices include a $2 facility fee per ticket purchased. Ticketmaster service fees for each ticket applicable to online or phone orders. Discount not applicable
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