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20th CENTURY BLUES: Show Review by Robin Gorman Newman


  [caption id="attachment_26003" align="alignleft" width="300"] (photo credit: Carol Rosegg)[/caption] Danny (Polly Draper) is an accomplished, fit and stylish photographer who has been chronicling the lives of her three BFFs over the decades, and now wants to bare all, so to speak, in a prestigious public exhibition of her work at The Museum ...

Random thoughts I’ve had but just couldn’t turn it into a blogpost. Until now. by Pamela


I'm always wanting to post. I come onto the site, and I troll around, reading Andrea Felcone..., checking out the guest blogger..., taking in Robin's show-going and galavanting : ) ...and I think to myself... I don't really have anything to say. I have to be careful with that, though, ...

How One Mom Stopped People-Pleasing and Got Her Life Back by Susan Newman, PhD


My favorite day of the year is the day we switch from Daylight Savings Time to Standard Time. The clock goes back, giving me a precious extra hour. I always seem to need more time. As an older mother, I had more obligations and more job responsibility as many women do ...

A Thanksgiving Cautionary Tale by Andrea Santo Felcone


I’m really hoping history is not about to repeat itself. But, I’m going to buy a couple extra sticks of butter—the fanciest kind I can find, as a safeguard. After all, if history does repeat itself, today’s the day it’s going to happen. You see, many years ago (it doesn’t matter ...

(Poem) Being Pregnant With My Last Child She Was Number Three by D.K. Milgrim-Heath @2017


Being pregnant with my last child she was number three- Actually two months shy of me turning age forty!  It was fun being pregnant at my older age being closer by the week! Eating falafel 5x weekly was my pregnancy craving happily I did seek!  Being an older parent is wonderful as one's really more ...

Guest Post: Mindful Parenting In a Messy World by Michelle Gale, author, Mindful Parenting in a Messy World


Let’s face it: life is messy. And when you add parenting to the mix, you discover levels of messy you never even knew existed, both literally and metaphorically. How can we parents keep our sanity amidst such chaos? Here are a few ideas. Our Children As Our Teachers Whenever our children trigger ...

Treat Yourself to Roald Dahl’s WILLY WONKA: Show Review by Jamie Levine


My daughter and I traveled to Bellmore, not Broadway, to see this local Long Island production of Roald Dahl’s timeless story of a magical chocolate factory, and it proved just as deliciously satisfying. This musical was brought to life by Plaza Theatrical Productions, Long Island's largest touring theatre company, which ...

Mom Theatre Blogger: What We’re Up Against: Show Review by Robin Gorman Newman


[caption id="attachment_26075" align="alignleft" width="300"] (Photo by: Joan Marcus)[/caption] Sadly, the topic of women feeling compromised in the workplace has not grown old, and through written in 1992, What We're Up Against by Theresa Rebeck packs as much a sexism punch even today. What We’re Up Against premiered nearly 20 years later at ...

CONQUEST OF THE UNIVERSE OR WHEN QUEENS COLLIDE: Show Review by Robin Gorman Newman


[caption id="attachment_25879" align="alignleft" width="300"] (photo credit: Theo Cote )[/caption] CONQUEST OF THE UNIVERSE OR WHEN QUEENS COLLIDE – which marked the birth of the The Ridiculous Theatrical Company (RTC), co-founded by the late groundbreaking playwright and performer Charles Ludlam in 1967 – has returned on the occasion of the play and ...

Big Apple Circus Delivers! One Class Act! Review by Antonia Kasper-Hinman


My husband and I took our daughter (age 8) to The Big Apple Circus celebrating their 40th Anniversary Season at Lincoln Center.  All I can say is “Wow!” This circus is unbelievably entertaining, polished, and sophisticated....more like an exquisite Broadway Show. (director Mark Lonergan  and choreographer, associate director Antoinette DiPietropolo) Immediately ...