Blog for Moms Over 35


Our group for older moms over 35 parenting later in life blog features moms and experts sharing.  We also post periodic reviews of products, services, travel destinations, theater and other forms of entertainment, attractions and leisure pursuits….whether for kids, moms or couples. If you’d like to submit a topic for consideration, write robin@motherhoodlater.com.   We share about living life fully over age 35, and write not just about parenting experiences, but life, growth, aging, etc.

Click to determine which type of writing opportunity is best for you.

Play Fair at Javits Center — Ticket Giveaway from MotherhoodLater.com


Monday
February 1, 2016

playfairThe first ever Play Fair comes to the Javits Center on February 13-14 in New York City! Play Fair will feature the best of toys, games, and family entertainment – Comic Con for Kids!

Play Fair is presented by LEGO and Nickelodeon and features Hasbro, Mattel, Cartoon Network, Crayola, Toys”R”Us, and more – and you can see them all and save money with a LIMITED TIME offer for your families! Save $5 on each ticket you buy at http://www.playfairny.com/tickets with code: MLTS

Kick off February break in the biggest play room ever…

• See the new Batmobile from the upcoming film Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice
• Build and race your own LEGO car
• Meet the PAW Patrol, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, SpongeBob SquarePants, Peppa Pig, and PJ Masks
• Test out your favorite NERF products
• Create with Crayola
• Test out the newest scooters and fun from RAZOR
• Make comics with award-winning comic creators
• See new toys never seen before
• Watch performances of the Story Pirates and many others on the TOYS R Us Stage
• Plus so much more!

TICKET GIVEAWAY:

MotherhoodLater.com is giving away two Family Four packs – for the Continue reading..



Fostering Resilience by Maureen Eich VanWalleghan


Thursday
January 28, 2016

I am so happy to be in a new year. My birthday was at the end of December and I always appreciate new beginnings. With a December birthday there is nothing that compares to the birthday wishes on Facebook. All the wishes remind me of blowing a dandelion. I feel hopeful with the seeds scattered to the wind—the possibility of new growth. All that love helped as this week I reformatted my resume and cut off a lot of dead wood as they say. Looking at my resume now feels just like when I get a great haircut: a sense of lightness and confidence. Next up, an actual haircut.

January screamed by and Christmas is almost completely eradicated from my home. I am taking down the Christmas cards this weekend. Over the past months through the holiday season I have been thinking about microaggressions and how to foster resilience. As a college professor this term has been coming up a great deal in regards to offensive behavior.

I think the issue of microaggressions crystallized for me after an incident at my local Ford dealership on the Wednesday before Thanksgiving. The check engine light came on in my truck and I … Continue reading..



Mom Theatre Blogger: KING CHARLES III: Show Review by Robin Gorman Newman


Sunday
January 24, 2016

Photo by Joan Marcus

Photo by Joan Marcus

Who knew that the photogenic young married set of Royals could be so scheming and plotting that despite their do-good, well-crafted, public persona and seemingly serene demeanor, they could shrewdly plot to de-throne their own father and father-in-law who has waited a lifetime to rule once Queen Elizabeth passes away.

Hence is the fantasy tale and the tangled Shakesperean-like web skillfully spun by playwright Mike Bartlett in what is the winner of the 2015 Olivier Award for Best New Play, King Charles III.

The play is a thought-provoking and engaging take on the Royals, what is expected of them, the politics of ruling Britain and the underpinnings and influence of even its youngest members.  It focuses on the controversy that erupts when Charles takes a stand against a piece of legislation passed by Parliament to place limitations on members of the press….and what this conjures up as a result.

Joining Tim Pigott-Smith, reprising his much-praised portrayal of King Charles III, are Anthony Calf as Mr. Stevens, Oliver Chris as William, Richard Goulding as Harry, Nyasha Hatendi as Spencer and other roles, Adam James as Mr. Evans, Margot Leicester as Camilla, Miles Richardson as James Reiss, Tom … Continue reading..



MOM THEATRE BLOGGER: KINKY BOOTS: Show Review by Robin Gorman Newman


Sunday
January 24, 2016

Kinky Boot Broadway Wayne Brady

Photo credit: Joan Marcus

It takes a special Broadway show for me to want to see it more than once, and Kinky Boots fills those shoes, or I should say those razzle dazzle boots.

Once there is a change in the cast, I find myself inevitably comparing, and actors we love can be a tough act to follow…..especially if they won a Tony….as Billy Porter deservedly did for the role of Lola.  But, much to my delight, Wayne Brady stepped up impressively to the high heeled plate as Porter’s now replacement.

I knew Brady from television appearances and was aware he could sing, but, on Broadway, he demonstrated a command of the stage, a comfort level in stiletto boots, rhythm to spare, excellent comedic timing, and a depth of emotion.

Andy Kelso, who took over the role of Charlie (originated by Stark Sands), the shoe factory owner’s son who reluctantly takes over the failing business, is also very appealing, and I venture to say that I preferred him to Sands.  He has a bit of a rock edge to his voice that plays well, and a likable chemistry with Brady.

The other role that was a huge standout for me … Continue reading..



JACK HANNA’S INTO THE WILD LIVE! Ticket Giveaway – from MotherhoodLater.com


Saturday
January 23, 2016

Jack Hanna at the WildsJACK HANNA’S INTO THE WILD LIVE!
Presented by Nationwide

Sunday, February 28th, 3pm, NYCB Theatre at Westbury

America’s most beloved animal expert, Jack Hanna, brings his three-time Emmy Award winning television series to the live stage with Jack Hanna’s Into the Wild Live! In this awe-inspiring event, Jungle Jack will introduce you to some of the world’s most spectacular animals. Jack will also share humorous stories and amazing exclusive footage from his worldwide adventures. From the jungles of Rwanda to the savannas of Australia, Jack has explored the corners of the globe as one of the most visible and respected animal ambassadors. You’ve seen his countless appearances on David Letterman, Good Morning America and so many more – now you can enjoy Jungle Jack’s infectious energy as he takes you “into the wild!” to see some of the world’s most fascinating animals, LIVE!

DISCOUNT TICKET OFFER:

To purchase tickets, click HERE, and use the discount code Jack. Regular Ticket Prices are $59.50 (inclusive of M&G), $49.50, $29.50. With this special offer, you pay $39.50 (plus service fees). Original price is $49.50 (plus service fees).

TICKET GIVEAWAY:

Motherhood Later.com is giving away a pair of tickets to see the show. … Continue reading..



CESAR MILLAN LIVE! THE DOG WHISPERER – TICKET GIVEAWAY – from MotherhoodLater.com


Friday
January 15, 2016

Cesar Millan.  (Photo credit: National Geographic Channels / Evelyn Hockstein)

Cesar Millan. (Photo credit: National Geographic Channels / Evelyn Hockstein)

CESAR MILLAN LIVE!
Sunday, January 31st, 3pm, NYCB Theatre at Westbury

Cesar Millan, star of the hit series “Cesar 911” on Nat Geo WILD and original host of the long-running “Dog Whisperer” series will reveal the secrets of happier, healthier relationships between humans and their beloved canines in his exciting live show that has delighted audiences all over the world. Joined by his famous four-legged friends, Junior and Benson, Cesar will share his training secrets in his funny and entertaining way. Audiences will then have to opportunity to see Cesar in action as he demonstrates his incredible training techniques with multiple dogs from local rescues, live on stage!

From his years of experience, Cesar will show that for a transformation to take place in a dog, the real transformation quite often needs to take place in their human companion first. You’ll be amazed and inspired by the simplicity with which Cesar’s Way can bring harmony and balance into your and your dog’s lives.  You’ll be amazed and inspired by the simplicity with which Cesar’s Way can bring harmony and balance into your and your dog’s lives.

DISCOUNT TICKET OFFER:

To … Continue reading..



It’s Not About the Decorating by Sharon O’Donnell


Saturday
January 2, 2016

This was a very hectic time this year right before the holidays with some family sicknesses, the death of a family friend, the birth of a great niece, and some traveling. My youngest son was also wrapping up his first semester of high school, a very demanding feat. Before I knew it, it was the week before Christmas, and I still didn’t have any decorations up or candy or cookies made. I’d done a lot of shopping, but none were wrapped — and some I’d have to go into closets and try to find.

My oldest son who has always been sentimental about Christmas has his own apartment now, so he wasn’t around to prompt me to decorate early or to help with the effort. And our two-story house does require some effort. The electric candles in the windows have always been a staple of our decorations, but they are always such a pain to put up; first, you have to move furniture to get to the blinds, and then you have to get the candle behind the blinds and find somewhere within reach of the cord to plug them into. At least, for the past two years, I got … Continue reading..



Resist, Refuse, Regroup by Pamela Francis


Monday
December 28, 2015

I’ll admit that the same day I stumbled upon Motherhood Later Than Sooner.com I was on the prowl for some serious commiseration. I was feeling down. Put upon. Bamboozled by my choices; and I needed to hear someone else echo same. I remember typing the keywords “moms on strike” into my google search bar and being routed to an article written by a freelance blogger who chronicled her 7-day experience “going on strike” against her family’s laziness and lack of appreciation for what she meant to their home operating at optimum. It was quite amusing, touching, and oh so close to home to hear this woman — a work-from-home momtrepreneur much like myself — detail how she stopped being the dishwasher, laundry maid, lunch packer, dinner maker, school bus alarm clock and kid chauffeur for her spoiled brood and their misguided father. Misguided in that he revealed to his wife a point of view our own dear daddy has had the audacity to express; something to the effect of… “I resent that I have to work hard outside the home so that you can stay home and have it good.” Or some such nonsense.

Aside from the fact that a … Continue reading..