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Renaissance Man: The Lin Manuel Miranda Story (An Unauthorized Biography) – Book Excerpt


LOVE AND MARRIAGE Miranda could be a true romantic when he felt he had found his soulmate. Vanessa Nadal was that in spades and as the relationship quickly advanced to the level of ‘serious,’ he was quick to point out that the love of his life was all that and more. ...

5 Powerfully Valuable Steps to Help Busy Parents Soothe Their Child’s Anxiety by Laurie Hollman, Ph.D.


Anxiety in children and teens is on the rise. More than 1 in 20 children in the U.S. experience serious anxiety. While occasional anxiety is part of normal life, children and teens with anxiety disorders frequently have intense, excessive, persistent worry about everyday situations. The disorder causes biochemical changes in the ...

Confessions of a “Flip-Flopper” by Andrea Santo Felcone


I just realized (recently) that I seem to be one of only a handful of moms standing on the school’s blacktop carrying a purse. I’m not sure where the rest of you are putting your wallet, keys, lipstick, licorice throat lozenges, BENGAY® cream, etc. (OK, I’m exaggerating on those last ...

ON A CLEAR DAY YOU CAN SEE FOREVER: Show Review by Robin Gorman Newman


A luminous Melissa Errico, a cast in fine voice and spirit, the classic show tunes of Burton Lane (music) and Alan Jay Lerner (book/lyrics), and ON A CLEAR DAY YOU CAN SEE FOREVER, the new revival at Irish Repertory Theatre directed by Charlotte Moore, hasn't lost a musical beat. With such ...

MY LIFE ON A DIET: Show Review by Robin Gorman Newman


Renee Taylor is a gift.  An iconic performer who is a great example of a life well-lived -- and still going strong -- and her new one woman show MY LIFE ON A DIET, an autobiographical comedy based on her memoir, is a non-stop riotous ride that is both entertaining ...

The Crone from Mercury by Pamela Francis


The full moon total lunar eclipse in Aquarius was the talk of the universe and this 51-yr-old double Gemini was on the Loco® in Vegas. From the moment I saw it I was pretty certain I wanted to ride. But I had doubts about the others. Soon-to-be 16 yr-old Malachi can ...

Finding the Magic in Mommyhood by Sara Sadik (Book Excerpt)


Future You? And now, onto a “future-you” quiz as my final quiz, mama. This one tells you what kind of mama you will be for your toddler. Even if you’re already sure, go ahead and double check. It’s always better to be safe than sorry, remember? Isn’t that why we always ...

God Save Queen Pam: Show Review by Andrea Santo Felcone


Perhaps watching Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s nuptials has left you wanting more, more of what it must be like to be an American living in the world of the British monarchy. While we can all speculate on what that might entail, Erin Murray Quinlan has created a delightfully delicious ...

New Humor Book About Mid-Life Moms by Sharon O’Donnell


  It's been a long journey getting my second humor book published, but it was finally released this week. Please Don't Let Me Be the Oldest Mom in the PTA is my take on the humorous and poignant moments of being a 'later' mom, complete with those times when I was ...

Your Kid’s Gonna Be Okay: Building the Executive Function Skills Your Child Needs in the Age of Attention by Michael Delman (Book Excerpt)


Clueless: How to Upset the Teacher Without Really Trying                                                                        So this obnoxious teenager walks into the classroom. And he’s sitting there whispering to his friend as the teacher tries to lead the class in what anyone would agree is a very good lesson being taught by a true pro. And ...