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 and others write 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!

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

FIERCELY INDEPENDENT: Show Review by Jamie Levine


Wednesday
March 13, 2019

As a recently engaged single mom, I have no personal experience with a broken marriage that both parties are completely uncertain about how to repair. But I do know how distracting cell phones, computers, and the overwhelming presence of modern technology can be when it comes to trying to communicate with loved ones. So I found the premise of “Fiercely Independent,” a new original play by 3-time Tony Award Winner Kathleen Johnson (who also directed), engaging, and thoroughly enjoyed this dramatic Off-Broadway play.

In it, a 30-something couple, Julie (played by Caitlin Gallogly, best known as Princess Kenny on Comedy Central’s “South Park” and as Kim on “Silicon Valley” (HBO)) and Robert (played by Christopher M. Smith, who has select TV and theater credits, and is making his Off-Broadway debut here) find their 4-year marriage in crisis, and decide to spend 24 hours together in a hotel room with no television, cell phones, or Internet/computers, to see if they can resolve their issues. They also come to this rendezvous with a list of ground rules that both of them must follow (e.g., no drinking alcohol, must always be honest, etc.). The conversations, interactions, and revelations that transpire between the couple … Continue reading..



Motherhood’s Guilty Pleasures by Andrea Santo Felcone


Monday
February 25, 2019

vintage televisionThis won’t do much for the image of the stay-at-home mom, but the truth is the truth, so here goes. One of the very best parts of my day is emailing a friend to discuss all the juiciest bits of our favorite television shows. Emailing “Maggie” (not her real name, she has some modicum of pride, whereas, clearly, I do not) about the latest goings on in either Genoa City, or Port Charles, or at the famed Forrester Creations–these are some of the best parts of my day. Now, before the full confession, let me just say that I have never eaten a bon-bon while watching my “stories,” so let’s just dispel that myth right from the outset. I will admit to carving out a bit of time (most days) to watch my favorite soap opera. Yes, there, I’ve said it. Now, judge all you like, but if you are watching reality television, you owe a bit of debt to the original soap operas. (So, there’s that.)

I know there are thousands of better uses of my time. But you have to understand that soap operas hold three worlds for me: they are a nostalgic link to my childhood, a … Continue reading..



KING KONG Alive on Broadway – Ticket Giveaway & Discount


Tuesday
February 19, 2019

“A GRAND, HEART-STOPPING SPECTACLE.”

Newsday

“SIMPLY AMAZING!”

The Hollywood Reporter

“YOU’VE NEVER SEEN ANYTHING LIKE IT ON STAGE. EVER.”

Entertainment Weekly

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TICKET GIVEAWAY

MotherhoodLater.com is giving away tickets to see the musical on a Tuesday – Thursday through March 14. To enter to win a pair, please put KING KONG in the Subject Line, and email robin@motherhoodlater.com, and share why you would like to see the show.

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*Offer valid for performances through 9/1/19. Additional blackout dates may apply. Regular prices are $49-$169 and are subject to change. Not valid on prior purchases and cannot be combined with any other offer or promotion. All sales final; no refunds or exchanges. Telephone and Internet orders are subject to standard service fees. A $2.00 theatre facility fee is included in the price of the ticket. Limit 10 tickets per order. Offer may be revoked or modified at any time without notice. Production Photo by Matthew Murphy.

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Mary Poppins Sing Along: Review by Lainie Gutterman


Thursday
February 14, 2019

My son saw Mary Poppins Returns twice over the holidays.  So, when I was offered tickets to Mary Poppins Sing-Along at Schimmel Center, I immediately said “yes” even though we had to rearrange our jam-packed weekend schedule to fit it in.

An hour prior to the movie, there were pre-show activities including games and coloring, along with a meet-and-greet with Mary Poppins (Elizabeth Earley) and Bert (Michael Scott Torbet). My son who is a die-hard movie fanatic couldn’t wait for the film to start so he wasn’t big into participation, but other kids had a great time while waiting for the film to start.

We had never attended a “sing-along” before, and I had thought it would be more like a big dance party with the kids up on their feet singing while the movie played simultaneously on a big screen. Rather, it was a seated screening of the classic Disney original Mary Poppins with the song lyrics on the bottom of the screen like subtitles and/or karaoke.

It was an awesome feeling sitting in the theater listening to the entire audience (both young and old) break out in applause when Best Actress Julie Andrews and Dick Van Dyke’s … Continue reading..



Meet Later Mom Ophira Eisenberg


Tuesday
February 12, 2019

AGE:  47
RELATIONSHIP STATUS:  Married
RESIDENCE:  Brooklyn, NY
SON’S NAME/AGE: Lucas, 3 Years Old

 

Standup Comedian

Host of NPR’s Ask Me Another

Frequent host and teller with The Moth, featured on Moth Radio Hour, podcast, in two of their best-selling books.

 

What was your road to parenthood like?  It was a long road. I spent most of my adult life adamantly telling everyone that I didn’t want kids. And I was very pragmatic about it. I’d tell them – “hey, I made the choice to live in New York and pursue standup comedy. I live in a small apartment and I don’t have a ton of money. So that’s that!” And they believed me.

Then life happened. Many good things. And one very bad. The moment I turned 40, I was diagnosed with breast cancer (luckily, an early stage breast cancer). After a year of surgeries and treatment, I reassessed EVERYTHING, and I felt like maybe I wanted to be a parent. I got pregnant. I miscarried, and it resulted in another cancer scare. After getting through that, I thought I’ll just try one more time and then, perhaps, I’ll reassess again. Amazingly, I did manage to get … Continue reading..



A SIMPLE SPACE: Show Review by Lainie Gutterman


Tuesday
February 12, 2019

My son Ian and I were lucky enough to recently see A SIMPLE SPACE at The New Victory Theater (209 West 42nd Street).

Taken from the theatre’s performance description……….Who needs circus rigging, sparkly costumes or even shoes when you’ve got each other?  This talented, tight-knit troupe and their dynamic drummer saturate their stripped-down spectacle with high-energy athleticism. A SIMPLE SPACE is a down-to-earth and downright delightful display of human strength, breathtaking skill and cheeky, good-natured one-upmanship. 

The show literally just starts with no introduction. Percussion music is played by the drummer, and the acrobats begin moving around saying, “falling.”

There is such an element of trust and comfort amongst this troupe of athletic performers/acrobats. (Benton Adams-Walker, Rachel Boyd, Lachlan Harper, Jackson Manson, Ashleigh Pearce and Jacob Randell)  They are literally swinging, balancing and climbing all over one another and have their bare feet on each others hands, heads, shoulders, etc.

I was totally in awe as a female climbed on top of two of the males. An audience member even exclaimed, “I’m out of breath.”

It was impressive to learn in the Q&A in the Playbill that the acrobats consider their fellow castmates family first. … Continue reading..



How to Create a Strong Bond With a Surrogate by Taylor Will


Friday
February 8, 2019

For many hopeful parents, the fertility process can be an exhausting and emotional battle. You may have already tried IVF and applied for adoption and are still waiting for the family that you dream of. Many who have used a surrogate to have a child say that the process is a rewarding one that is filled with complex relationships.

Using a surrogate may not seem like the best choice for everyone, but with time, the process has become refined and easier for all parties involved.  A surrogate can help you create a family that may have been impossible by other methods.

If you are considering a surrogate, make sure you do your homework and find out as much as you can about the process.  For everything that you need to know about surrogacy, click here for more information.

To develop a healthy relationship with your surrogate, you need to focus on four important aspects: trust, communication, setting boundaries and being flexible. Let’s take a look how these elements can help you create a strong bond with your surrogate.

Trust

The nature of the surrogate process is one that needs to have high levels of trust. You are depending on another … Continue reading..



Creative Birthday Party Ideas Kids Will Love by Jordana Choo


Saturday
February 2, 2019

Your children are your world, no matter what age they are. You want to give them the best and plan the most memorable parties over the years that you can come up with, so they may reminisce about them with friends.  Since a child’s mind can change in an instant, how do you plan a party that you know they’ll love?

There are so many ideas out there, where do you even start?

It doesn’t have to cost a lot of money to think out of the box.  Here’s a list of seven birthday party ideas that might excite your kids and your family.

City-Wide Scavenger Hunt

A scavenger hunt birthday party is not only fantastic for children, but it can also be fun for adults (so don’t forget to include the parents on the invite). You can set up your own scavenger hunt throughout the neighborhood by creating riddles and leaving behind clues. Alternatively, you can hire someone to do the work for you.

Scavenger hunt companies create and tailor city-wide scavenger hunts. When looking for a scavenger hunt company, find the ones that work to make the hunt engaging for your family and your guests. A generic … Continue reading..