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Crying at Yoga Class by Zoe Richmond


It's the third week of “Yoga for Grief.” I am in a pose to stretch out my hips where the teacher says people tend to carry stress. After class, I ask why, and she says it’s tied to the fight-or-flight response. “Fight-or-flight response engages the muscles in your hips getting ready ...

Finding Motherhood in My Fifties by Debbie Oberlander


I gave birth to my beautiful little boy just days before my 55th birthday.  He is now approaching three.  I absolutely love being a mother.  I am proud to be an older mom.  I wish I had the courage to be an older mom just a few years earlier, but ...

GOLDSTEIN: Show Review by Robin Gorman Newman


GOLDSTEIN is an earnestly appealing new musical about family...in this case an Immigrant Jewish American clan, and while it lacks real depth, it exudes heart and features a super talented cast making the most of the largely bland material. As the pages of Louis Goldstein's family memoir stir up a host ...

Stop Trying to Be a Perfect Mom by Dana B. Myers, author, The Mommy Mojo Makeover (Book Excerpt)


Raise your hand if you relate to this kind of morning: I wake up at the crack of dawn, hurry the little ones out the door to school and then sit with a cup of coffee amidst a pile of clothes to be laundered, crumbs to be swept and To ...

Empty Nest Schmest by Barbara Adler


I’ve been hearing about this so called “Empty Nest Syndrome” for years.  Long before it would ever apply to me.  I occasionally glanced down the road towards those “older” moms wondering how it feels to do whatever I want, whenever I want, basking in the “emptiness” that lay ahead.  I ...

A “Downtown Experience” with My Teen Son by Robin Gorman Newman


My son, Seth, 15, and I had been fans of THE RIDE for years.  We were regulars when he was younger and did NYC staycations during holiday time.  It was always a thrill to take THE RIDE at  night especially and experience the city in its luminous glory, including the ...

Going on a Guilt Trip by Nina Lorez Collins, author, What Would Virginia Woolf Do?


WHY DO WE FEEL GUILTY?  To me, it’s obvious. From the time the children are shooting down the mini-slide at the playground until they are walking onstage to accept their diplomas, all eyes are on Mom. Dissecting mothers for their awed parenting and the impact it will have on their ...

Attending an Art Exhibition at NYC’s Fire Museum with My Jr. Firefighter Son by Robin Gorman Newman


My 15 year old son, Seth, has school break this week, and while in the past we have gone away or done a NYC staycation, this year we are home, so I've been on the hunt for cool things we might enjoy together. It's never been easy I have found, to ...

“Later Life” Theater Review by Andrea Santo Felcone


The premise of renowned playwright A. R. Gurney’s play, “Later Life” is intriguing: a middle-aged man and woman meet at a cocktail party and ponder beginning a relationship that had eluded them--30 years prior. Romantic missed connections, except this time, in later life, there is the hope of a new ...

Solving Conflicts At Home by Angela C. Santomero, M.A., author, PRESCHOOL CLUES: Raising Smart, Inspired, and Engaged Kids in a Screen-Filled World


[caption id="attachment_26758" align="alignleft" width="200"] (photo credit: William Taufic)[/caption] Whatever the root of the drama in your preschooler’s world, the ultimate goal with any conflict is to get them invested in their own outcomes in the same way they are invested in their own drama. While a dramatic story written for preschoolers and ...