Archive for the ‘Blog’ Category

Spring Break at Crystal Springs Resort by Robin Gorman Newman


April Spring break for my family is always a a challenge, given that my husband, Marc, a CPA, can't get away due to tax season, so I look for places that Seth and I can visit, where Marc might later connect with us. Because my health has been a work in ...

Saying “YES” by Andrea Santo Felcone


“Saying yes ... saying yes is courage. Saying yes is the sun. Saying yes is life.”  —Shonda Rhimes, “Year of YES” I’m always so suggestible at the hairdresser’s. I don’t know why. Maybe it’s the fresh haircut signifying the promise of a fresh start? Maybe it’s the chance to “hit the ...

Motherhood is a B#tch! 10 Steps to Regaining Your Sanity, Sexiness, and Inner Diva by Lyss Stern with Sheryl Berk (Book Excerpt)


Train Your Kids “Motherhood is nonstop madness, emotionally unpredictable in ways you’ve never imagined. It is often thankless and faceless, and if you’re doing your job right, your kids shouldn’t even notice 99% of the time that they have an excellent parent. They push as hard as they can, and it’s ...

The Caterpillar Transforms Into A Butterfly (the other view of your baby leaving for college) By Wendy Sue Noah


As I now prepare for my oldest child, Ocean, to leave in August for college, I am amazed by her beauty, her smarts, and her bright future!  Watching my baby transform into a butterfly, where she is going to continue to spread her wings and color her world and the ...

Guest Post: Class Inclusion for Special Needs Students: A Heated Debate by Sandra Woffington


The inclusion vs. exclusion debate has raged on for decades and has reached new heights in recent years. Special needs parents fight for inclusion in the classroom as an avenue toward inclusion in society, and non-special needs parents worry about discipline problems and disruptions within a learning environment. Before tackling ...

Mom Theatre Blogger: The Lightning Thief: The Percy Jackson Musical: Show Review by Robin Gorman Newman


Percy Jackson has newly discovered powers he can’t control, monsters on his trail, and he is on a quest to find Zeus’s lightning bolt and prevent a war between the Greek gods. Based on the best-selling Disney-Hyperion young adult novel by Rick Riordan, The Lightning Thief: The Percy Jackson Musical ...

Guest Blog: You Don’t Have to Explain Yourself to Anyone by Sarah Turner (Book Excerpt from THE UNMUMSY MUM)


Mums are defensive creatures. We feel the need to explain why we do things. Why we feel things. Why we behave in certain ways. To explain that this isn’t usually what we’d do but we were short of time/it’s a treat/we are having a difficult day . . . It’s definitely not ...

THE DOG’S GUIDE TO YOUR HAPPINESS by Gary McDaniel & Sharon Massen (Book Excerpt)


PlAY Garry tells the following story: “It’s a Saturday afternoon, and Panda is lying on the floor, on the verge of falling asleep, while I am reading a book. To an outside observer, it would appear that he is oblivious to the world. When I reach the end of the chapter, ...

Guest Blog: Make Your Own “No More Nagging Chart” by Jackie Insinger


As a parent, I know how easy it is for things to go from calm to chaos in the blink of an eye. The unexpected happens, our child gets sick, we have something come up short notice. Anything is possible to throw us off! Through years of working with other ...

“Boy Mom” from Venus Finds Life on Mars by Andrea Santo Felcone


It’s been a long time since I’ve lived on Venus. Sometimes I miss it. No, not the actual Venus of course, but “Venus the female planet” from author John Gray’s “Men are from Mars, Women are from Venus” book. Remember that book? The one that infiltrated pop culture (back in ...