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Parents, Teachers, and the “Universal Parent” Can Save the World with “Please” and “Thank You” by Carew Papritz, author, The Legacy Letters


Do you remember the “Universal Parent” when you were growing up? The universal parent was everywhere.  They were your neighbor’s mom and your 3rd grade teacher.  They were your dentist and your little league coach.  Say one swear word and it was in your parent’s ears before you’d even finish saying ...

THE EVOLUTION OF MANN: Musical Review by Robin Gorman Newman


The subject of dating never gets old, especially in today's complex and often overwhelming social technology age.  THE EVOLUTION OF MANN (love the title) doesn't delve into the online scene but rather addresses the age-old quandry of making the right dating choices, whether via fate or a fix-up. [caption id="attachment_27831" align="alignleft" ...

THE PLAY THAT GOES WRONG: Ticket Giveaway & Discount


  THE PLAY THAT GOES WRONG   “THE FUNNIEST PLAY BROADWAY HAS EVER SEEN!” HuffPost “A GUT-BUSTING HIT!” The New York Times “TONS OF FUN FOR ALL AGES!” HuffPost “COMIC GOLD!” Variety Visit BroadwayGoesWrong.com   Get a Sneak Peek of the Show!  https://youtu.be/qvV3Go3W7a0 * Photos by Matthew Murphy. DISCOUNT OFFER SAVE UP TO 35% on this Olivier Award-Winning Comedy!* Valid for performances through December 16th ONLY! Use Code PYMHL919. *Reg. prices are $30-$145. Discount prices are valid for performances ...

One Minute to Zen: From Hot Mess to Mindful Mom in One Minute or Less by Ali Katz (Book Excerpt)


Chapter 8: Make it a Family Affair Model, Model, Model!   “The Golden Rule of Parenting; do unto your children as you wish your parents had done unto you.” —Louise Hart   People are constantly asking me how to get their kids to meditate. My very first question to them is, do you meditate? Children ...

Pajama Program’s Third Annual Pajama Walk by Andrea Santo Felcone


This past Saturday, my family and I had the pleasure to attend the Pajama Program’s Third Annual Pajama Walk and Family Festival. [caption id="attachment_27805" align="alignright" width="300"] Singer Laurie Berkner, Pajama Program's Founder: Genevieve Piturro, and Executive Director: Jamie Dyce. Photo credit: Herby Joseph.[/caption] It was a gorgeous day (finally no rain!) perfect ...

How to Rekindle Your Marriage When the Kids Leave Home, by Melissa T. Shultz, author, From Mom to Me Again (Book Excerpt)


Marriage and partnerships are hard work, and over many years, issues between two people, even in the best relationships, can get swept under the rug for a variety of reasons. The thing is, once the kids leave, it’s harder to avoid what you’ve been putting off talking about, even if ...

A Tennessee Williams Revival: “A Lovely Sunday for Creve Coeur” Theater Review by Andrea Santo Felcone


[caption id="attachment_27788" align="alignright" width="300"] Kristine Nielsen (Bodey) and Jean Lichty (Dotty). Photo Credit: Joan Marcus.[/caption] When “A Lovely Sunday for Creve Coeur” begins, Dorothea “Dotty” (Jean Lichty), a fit, aging Blanche DuBois-type, is running through her Sunday morning calisthenics. She is trying to busy herself while waiting impatiently for a phone ...

Family Weekend with a Teen Boy to Harrisburg, PA by Robin Gorman Newman


We have been to Hershey, Pennsylvania twice and enjoyed, so when we were offered the opportunity to go on a press road trip to Harrisburg, a neighboring town, my family and I jumped on it.  We knew there were some activities up the alley of my teenage son, Seth. We had ...

Family Trip To Niagara Falls With a Teen by Robin Gorman Newman


To this day, I can remember my family trip to Niagara Falls as a kid.  We rode the iconic Maid of the Mist where we all got soaked and had a great time. Life has a way of coming full circle, and my son, 15, decided that this would be the ...

The Letting Go Hand by Nancy Carolyn Kwant


We hold hands, my girl and I, as we walk up the road to school.  In her free hand is her Dora lunch box and in mine is the dog’s leash.  I have come to savor these early morning walks. Kindergarten has started.  Gone are the days of strolling leisurely through ...