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Taking a Day Trip with Your Dad for Father’s Day

May 23, 2015

After shave, ties and tools are useful gifts when it comes to celebrating Father’s Day. However, if you’ve been thinking about something out of the ordinary, a day trip comes to mind. The following are some unique ideas to spend the day with your dad.

Take a Hike

There’s no better time than the spring than to lace up your trail shoes and explore what Mother Nature has to offer. A hike through your favorite state park or natural forest can bring you closer and help you get back to nature. This is especially beneficial for families who may have experienced a divorce or family problems. Companies such as National Family Solutions can provide help where you need it most. When you’re faced with a familial law issue, and you don’t know where to turn, you can find some great information if you check out their blog.

Horse Drawn Carriage Rides

A horse drawn carriage ride is a unique and exciting experience when it comes to showing your dad that you care. It’s also a great way to explore the city. Try to plan the route ahead of time and choose a location that would hold certain interest to your … Continue reading..

Children That are Sexually Molested, Suffer from PTSD by Lori j Loesch

May 23, 2015

         Childhood Sexual Abuse, Molestation:  In Light of Josh Duggars’ Truth Being Told    


You see, when a child is molested, sexually, the damage reaches far deeper than the surface of the child’s face.  It goes into her heart.  She holds it, captive there, tighter tighter the grip it has on her heart.  Pain, fear, shame, all grip her heart, not allowing that child to bloom into the beautiful flower she was purposed for.  She will live that hard pain, until she finds strength to do what she needs to do, to free herself.  She is her own destiny.

She realizes that God is the owner of everything.  If He hands her the key to creative freedom, then it is hers for the having!  Praise God!  God is asking her to be as brave a girl, as she has ever had to be.  Isn’t she finished yet?  Shouldn’t by now, she be done, already?  No, in all seriousness, she may never be finished.  Finding her voice, her vision, after having been stomped down for so long, will always feel like an upward battle, an upward climb.  

There are so many hidden feelings and thoughts deep in her mind.  Thoughts that she … Continue reading..

Mom Theatre Blogger: What I Did Last Summer: Show Review by Robin Gorman Newman

May 22, 2015

What I Did Last Summer The Pershing Square Signature Center/Irene Diamond StageWe are watching a play unfold as typed through the eyes of a 14 year old.  In this case, it’s Charlie – representing Gurney — and his stage direction and select lines slide across a screen.  It is a unique way to spin theatrical material, as if it’s unfurling, and to help emphasize it, a drummer sits off to the side on the stark stage, creating beats like a punctuation point.

Set in the ’40s, Charlie’s father is away at war, so he’s vacationing with his mom and older sister at Lake Eerie, where he yearns to abandon his Latin studies, bust loose and make his own decisions. This includes getting a job with the “pig woman,” an eccentric outcast (played with the usual delight — and poignancy by the always wonderful Kristine Nielsen).  In exchange for various chores he does for her, he gets paid a small amount but gets a big dose of introduction to the arts, as she endeavors to unleash his creative spirit, or at least nurture it.  As a former art teacher, taking Charlie under her wing clearly strokes her and reconnects her with Charlie’s WASPy mother, with whom she has her own history.

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Mom Theatre Blogger: RHAW: Family Show Review by Robin Gorman Newman

May 12, 2015

rhawAlvin Ailey Award recipient and choreographer Dr. Rennie Harris has returned to The New Victory Theatre with his company of young performers, Rennie Harris Awe-inspiring Works (RHAW), in LUV: AMERICAN-STYLE running through May 17th.

In LUV: AMERICAN-STYLE, Dr. Harris’ laws of hip hop—individuality, creativity and innovation—rule as the energetic young RHAW crew rocks out using popping & boogaloo, B-Boying and hip hop to vividly tell the story of a teenage boy searching for his purpose and place in society. 

Brandyn (Mr. Harris’s eldest son Brandyn) likes a girl (Katia Cruz) but has trouble approaching her.  Seen as a daydreamer by friends and family, he feels pressured to grow up, get a job and be responsible, and then suddenly finds himself wrongly incarcerated for a crime he did not commit. Inspired by and performed to such classic rock songs as “Flash” by Queen, and “Colour My World” and “Free” by Chicago, the performance for the song “Flash” is particularly compelling.  The young, athletic cast is appealing, and some of the high energy acrobatics are spectacular.

This show was more impressive than I imagined.  Not only were the performances strong, but the message was equally powerful….and, certainly timely….in light of recent racial … Continue reading..

Mom Theater Blogger: HAND TO GOD: Show Review by Robin Gorman Newman

May 8, 2015

If there ever was a demonic alter ego that will go down in theatrical history, he’s currently on stage at the Booth Theatre. 

Hand to God, opened on Broadway on April 7th, marking the Broadway debut (and an impressive one) of playwright Robert Askins, and introducing audiences to Tyrone, the sock puppet from Hell they will never forget. Noting is sacred when Tyrone is around, not even Christ or the church. This is a biting black comedy, literally….at times screamingly funny, yet with a gnawing undercurrent of angst.

In Hand to God, we also meet three teenagers who participate in a Christian Puppet Ministry at their local church in the devoutly religious small town of  Cypress, Texas.  One is Jason, who is grieving the loss of father, another is sincere, bespectacled Jessica, who is the object of his affection, and the third is the strapping, wise-talking Timothy who lusts after Jason’s mother, Margery, who dutifully leads the puppet practice as they gear up for a church performance. Also vying for Margery’s affection is the church pastor Greg. But, on the heels of her husband’s death, sex is not high on Margery’s list, or so it seems, as she endeavors to … Continue reading..

Budget Travel Advice Every Mom Should Know by Fiona Moriarty

May 7, 2015

If you want the best prices on rentals cars, flights, cruises, or hotel rooms, you need to be savvy when it comes to traveling. Here are a handful of budget travel tips that everyone who’s planning a trip should know.

1. There’s a hotel in your price range. Whether you’re looking for hotels in Rome or you’re going somewhere less popular, it’s possible to score a great price on a room. Don’t book the first low-cost room you find. Make sure the hotel is close to where you’ll be visiting during the day, too. Then, call the hotel to ask if they can offer a lower price or price-match a budget website’s price.

2. Purchase airline tickets around eight weeks before your trip. By booking on a Tuesday, you’re bound to get the best price available. Also, stay in touch with your preferred airline on social media. They’ll often post about special offers on their social media accounts, even if it’s not on their website.

3. Get your rental car first thing. By being the first person to show up, you could get a great upgrade without having to spend any extra money. Early in the morning, a lot of … Continue reading..

Wisdom Comes From Unlikely Sources by; Lori J Loesch

May 7, 2015

The last few weeks have been hell on wheels.  I’ve been searching for answers, and I feel I’m approaching some deep, meaningful, ones.  I am so amazed at where the knowledge comes from.  I just hope I can relay them in words.  It’s more of a feeling that I have.  

I have been looking for a bright side, in the darkness, and it’s amazing how the insightful answers come to me, in all forms of media, at all times of the day or night, it has to be an act of God!  There is no such thing as coincidence.  Sometimes wisdom comes from the most unlikely sources.  And here are a few:

My daughter needs shorts, like three days ago!  I took her to the dollar store, to pick up a few pairs, for now.  Her last years shorts are tight, and she never complains, but mama knows, she’ll feel better in shorts that fit, and she doesn’t care that the shorts are from the dollar store.  I’m feeling good that the two of us are going to the dollar store, she has always loved going, and then we’ll go off to get a few groceries.  This is not our … Continue reading..

DISENCHANTED! The Hilarious Hit Musical – TICKET GIVEAWAY – from MotherhoodLater.com

May 7, 2015

disenchantedBook, Music & Lyrics by Dennis T. Giacino
Directed By Fiely A. Matias

Westside Theatre Upstairs – 407 West 43rd St (between 9th & 10th Avenues), NYC

Featuring Jen Bechter, Alison Burns, Karen Burthwright, Becky Gulsvig, Michelle Knight, Erin Leigh Peck, Lulu Picart, Soara-Joye Ross

Snow White and her posse of disenchanted princesses take the stage in the hilarious hit musical that’s anything but Grimm. Forget the princesses you think you know; these royal renegades toss off their tiaras in the “delightfully rowdy, hilarious, ebullient” (TheaterMania) hit that NBC New York calls “funny, irreverent, and totally DISENCHANTED!” “Clear your calendar and buy a ticket today!!” (BroadwayBox)


Mondays 7pm | Tuesdays 7pm | Thursday 8pm |Friday 8pm | Saturday 3pm & 8pm | Sunday 3pm & 7:30pm


To win a pair tickets, write robin@motherhoodlater.com.  Put DISENCHANTED! in the Subject Line, and indicate why you’d like to win the tickets.  Please also LIKE our Facebook page and follow us on Twitter @rgnewman.  Winner will be notified via email on May 12th. 


$49.50 (reg. $89.50) for Monday, Tuesday, Thursday performances
$59.50 (reg. $89.50) for Friday, Saturday, Sunday performances

THREE EASY WAYS … Continue reading..