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ARTech: Pop-up Activity Center: Review by Andrea Santo Felcone


This past Saturday, my family and I had an opportunity to check out an interesting “pop-up” activity center known as “ARTech: Adventures in Art + Technology” held in the Meatpacking District of New York City. The Children’s Museum of the Arts and the New York Hall of Science (NYSCI) in ...

Pot and Parenting: Mommy Smokes Medicine by Aliza Sherman


When I was a in fifth grade, I won Honorable Mention for a science fair exhibit called “Close Encounters of the Worst Kind.” My entire exhibit was a regurgitation of the information I found in 1980s publications stating that marijuana was a “Gateway Drug” to heroin, something that has been ...

Gust Blog Post: What Matters Most Is the Meaning You Attach to Experiences by Lisa Ferentz, author, Finding Your Ruby Slippers


(Excerpt from Finding Your Ruby Slippers: Transformative Life Lessons from the Therapist’s Couch)   Many things have happened throughout your life. Some of those situations have felt “wonderful” and others have felt “terrible.” Like most people you probably believe that life events and personal interactions are either “good” or “bad” and then ...

Motherhood Milestones by Andrea Santo Felcone


I have this candle that has tried to define me. It was given to my parents by what I assume was a well-meaning Aunt, as a present (for me) on the day I was born. I think she was my Mother’s Aunt through marriage, or maybe just through time and ...

Guest Blog Post: Frazzled, Frumpy, Fat, and Fatigued by Cindy Dupuie, CN, Functional Medicine Nutritionist


You’re nearing fifty, heading into uncharted territory of perimenopause and menopause. You’re feeling a bit depressed and/or anxious, you have no energy, you’re struggling with your weight, you’re losing hair, you would rather sleep than have sex, you have brain fog, and all of a sudden you’re suffering from IBS ...

SIGNIFICANT OTHER: Show Review by Robin Gorman Newman


With smarts, sass (literally) and sensitivity, playwright Joshua Harmon (Bad Jews) tackles the subject of singlehood and tugs at you winningly with humor and heart. Jordan and his crew of 20 somethings are inseparable, whether partying on the dance floor or crying on each other's shoulders, until one by one, each ...

Are We HAPPY Yet? Eight Keys to Unlocking a Joyful Life by Lisa Cypers Kamen (Book Excerpt & Giveaway)


Be your own best friend. The trick is learning to embrace “In-Joyment”. Your joy is already inside you. True happiness comes from within. When you treat yourself with the respect you deserve, you will attract the happiness you desire. The only way to cultivate the light that is within you ...

Getting Motivated — with a little help from my friend by Zoe Richmond


When I was a kid, I couldn’t wait to go outside and play with my friends.  At my house, punishment was staying indoors.  But nowadays, it’s not that easy to get motivated and active. I know staying healthy is important.  I can’t be a good mother if I am not healthy.  ...

Chatting with Lisa Ebersole, Creator/Star, 37 PROBLEMS: A NEW COMEDY SERIES ABOUT FERTILITY AND GROWING UP by Robin Gorman Newman


What was the motivation for creating your web series?  A couple years ago, two of my friends froze their eggs.  One had a very successful experience and the other found out she was nearly infertile.  I was in grad school at the time and babies were not on my radar, ...

My Son’s 14th Birthday NYC Staycation by Robin Gorman Newman


My son turned 14 on February 24th. Not only is he looking more mature, but I'm witnessing a maturity in behavior and demeanor, and it's impressive. I also see an ignited interest in socializing, which is both heartening and bittersweet.  An increased desire to hang with friends, as I always hoped he'd ...