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Letting My Baby Go — Sort Of by Dana Klosner


I just realized I have to learn how to say the word bathroom again. For nearly 22 years I’ve been saying potty.  “I have to go potty,” or “Do you have to go potty?” or every mom’s favorite, “Yay, you went on the potty!” I just spent the day at the ...

My Son’s Best Birthday by Sharon O’Donnell


Just returned to Raleigh area yesterday from a wonderful trip to Washington, DC to visit my oldest, Bill, 27, who has been living there for a year. Went with my husband and 17-year-old son, Jason, and our beloved 13-year-old long haired dachshund, Fenway. Our middle son, David, 24, picked up ...

Virtual Reality Impresses at VR World in NYC by Robin Gorman Newman


My son, 15, is a lover of everything virtual reality, so we couldn't resist a visit to VR World in NYC during his recent school break, and we were joined by another mom and her excited virtual reality fan son. In a word....this place rocks!  Not only for the kids who ...

The Gracie Awards Honoring Women in Media by Robin Gorman Newman


The Alliance for Women in Media Foundation (AWMF) recently presented the 43rd Annual Gracie Awards at an elegant luncheon at the iconic Cipriani 42nd Street in New York City, and it was my pleasure to attend for the first time and to be in the company of game-changing powerhouse women ...

The Inspiring Broadway Beacon Awards by Robin Gorman Newman


On Monday, June 25 at their annual Broadway Beacon Awards Gala at The JW Marriot Essex House (160 Central Park South), leading NYC arts education nonprofit Inside Broadway (Executive Director, Michael Presser) honored Tony Award Nominee Ethan Slater (currently starring in the title role of the Tony-Nominated SpongeBob Square Pants ...

A Repeat Visit to Gulliver’s Gate with My Teen Son by Robin Gorman Newman


When Gulliver's Gate first opened, my son and I paid a visit and were highly impressed. Ever since, we had been longing to return, as it's the kind of attraction that is ever-evolving and doesn't grow old. During his recent school break, we jumped on the opportunity, and it did not disappoint ...

Useful Apps for Tech-Savvy Moms


Today, it's pretty hard to escape technology. Computers and smart devices are to be found everywhere - our television sets are smart, so are the appliances, not to mention our phones. Speaking of smartphones - you hardly see a kid or teenager without one in their hands. Before you argue ...

Storytelling By Mothers by Maureen Eich VanWalleghan


Today, I watched First They Killed My Father, from director Angelina Jolie shot from the perspective of a five-year-old child experiencing personally the decimation of her family in Cambodia during the rise of the Khmer Rouge. Last night’s selection found me watching Bridget Jones’s Baby directed by Sharon Maguire. These ...

A True Story, When My Children Were Forcibly Taken Away From Me by Wendy Sue Noah


It started out harmless, so it seemed. My children’s father, Jerry (name changed), came home from the hospital with very high blood pressure and was feeling fatigued. We just had our fifth child, and due to the fact that I was finally standing up to him, for myself and our ...

“The Property” Show Review by Andrea Santo Felcone


The framework of the play, “The Property,” is intriguing. A woman is struggling to give her teenage son a leg up in society so she reaches out to her ex-husband (a wealthy businessman) to find a job for her floundering son. (The ex-husband had abandoned her son when he was ...