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How to Create a Strong Bond With a Surrogate by Taylor Will


For many hopeful parents, the fertility process can be an exhausting and emotional battle. You may have already tried IVF and applied for adoption and are still waiting for the family that you dream of. Many who have used a surrogate to have a child say that the process is ...

Creative Birthday Party Ideas Kids Will Love by Jordana Choo


Your children are your world, no matter what age they are. You want to give them the best and plan the most memorable parties over the years that you can come up with, so they may reminisce about them with friends.  Since a child’s mind can change in an instant, ...

I Blinked and He Grew Up by Dana Klosner


My son is graduating college this year. Bigger than that, he’s in love. How did that happen? When did I blink? I didn’t cry when he went to college. I didn’t cry when he went half-way around the world to Australia for a semester abroad. I didn’t even cry when he ...

LaBute New Theater Festival: Show Review by Lainie Gutterman


On Sunday, my husband Scott and I attended the evening performance of St. Louis Actors' Studio presents LaBute New Theater Festival at The Davenport Theater (354 W. 45th St.) featuring three one-act plays by Neil LaBute. "The truth will set you free" was the common theme of the evening. But whose ...

“MAESTRO” starring John Noble, Review by Andrea Santo Felcone


“Maestro,” currently running at The Duke on 42nd Street, brings to life the story of legendary Italian conductor Arturo Toscanini (1867 – 1957). John Noble stars in this production from the Ensemble for the Romantic Century. You will recognize Noble’s name from voice, television, film and stage, including his work ...

The Excuse of Role by Rachel Martin, author, The Brave Art of Motherhood (Book Excerpt)


From an early age we’re assigned roles: hall monitors, lunch-line captains, student council presidents, shift leaders, camp counselors, resident assistants, and more. We give our kids and ourselves roles that define responsibility even further, such as using chore charts and assigning who’s in charge while we walk to the neighbor’s ...

SPYSCAPE: A Visit with My Teen Son by Robin Gorman Newman


I'm always on a quest for cool things to do with my son, now 15, so we paid a visit with friends during his recent school break to SPYSCAPE, located on 8th Avenue and 55th Street.  This, the first SPYSCAPE flagship museum & experience, opened in New York City in 2018, ...

Top Baby Girl Outfit Trends for 2019 by Lisa King


I remember growing up in a household where my mother viewed fashion as whatever hand me down I was given. I rarely looked cool or in trend. Today, as a mom myself, I enjoy keeping up with the latest styles and having fun dressing my young daughter in clothes ...

Up Close Festival, Program B: Review by Lainie Gutterman


[caption id="attachment_28182" align="aligncenter" width="300"] Credit: Buatti-Ramos Photography[/caption] My son, Ian, and I were very excited to return to the New Ohio Theatre (154 Christopher St) to see Program B of the Up Close Festival. (See my review for Program A http://motherhoodlater.com/posts/up-close-festival-show-review-by-lainie-gutterman/ which we saw on December 24, 2018) If I had known ...

“The Pirates of Penzance” by the New York Gilbert & Sullivan Players, Show Review by Andrea Santo Felcone


Some of my happiest childhood memories were spent with my father--at the theater. As an adult, I can appreciate how those experiences shaped me. As a parent, I hope to provide that same spirit of cultural enrichment and generosity, introducing my children to various art forms. When the opportunity to ...