Guest Blog Post: Broken Glass by Linda Beeson Rosendale


My house is, and has always been, boy proof. And by “boy proof” I mean; there is nothing that I’m really concerned about them breaking, nothing down where they can: touch it, kick it, use ninja stealth mode on it, throw pillows or toys or whatever else “accidently” at it, ...

Flea market fun and making memories - by Melissa Swedoski

Flea Market Fun and Making Memories by Melissa Swedoski


When I became at first-time mom at 40, I wondered if I had the stamina to keep up with a little one. Even though there were (and still are) many sleep deprived days, I think we've done a good job keeping up with our girls. And the best part, we're ...

Vitamins For This Later Mom By: Lori Loesch


I started taking vitamins before I got pregnant with my daughter.  A friend of mine from church sold Shaklee Products,  and I started taking Shaklee Vitamins.  It must have worked, because I had a baby at 42 years of age.  My friend joked that, my daughter was such a calm ...

The Discipline Dilemma – By Vicky Dal Molin


I’m starting to get the impression that most toddlers are the same. Why you may ask? It seems that each week my son gets older I receive the perfect email from a myriad of parenting websites regarding the latest developmental behavior to make itself know. This week…. It’s about discipline and ...

The Beautiful Friendships by Vicky Dal Molin


I have just returned from a day out of town. My son and I jumped in the car Saturday morning and with much excitement (mine really…. he was far from excited at sitting for 2.5 hours in that car seat…. A fact he shared the entire drive) and headed north ...

City Mom in a Queens World by Vicky Dal Molin


So I am having a I miss NYC week this week. I know that technically Queens qualifies as NYC but in 20 minutes the other day I managed to run more errands than I would have in 3 hours in Queens. There was no driving to 4 different locations, taking ...

A Lesson in Humility: Age Sometimes Doesn’t Matter by Vicky Dal Molin


“Whoever loves becomes humble. Those who love have, so to speak, pawned a part of their narcissism.” Freud said that. Smart guy…. And something I’ve learnt to have at least some element of truth to it. When I was pregnant with my son I joined a forum for pregnant woman who’s babies ...

Back to Babies by Peggy Bogaard-Lapp


It's been over ten years since my arms hesitantly held my newborn daughter,  and my eyes gazed into hers for the first time. Both of us were feeling a bit shaky in this new world that was created by her arrival. When I had planned to finally get pregnant and ...

Meet Later Mom: Debbie McCormick


YOUR NAME: Debbie McCormick AGE:  50 RELATIONSHIP STATUS:  Married I am an ex-corporate ladder climbing professional turned Alpaca farmer, and I never saw that one coming. There was a time in the not so distant past when I was a senior account analyst in the corporate world. Then I had a set a ...

Am I Ready For Middle School? by Peggy Bogaard-Lapp


This week I went to the Parent Open House for Middle School, getting a jump on my fifth grader's future. As I trudged up the steps to the building, I had a twinge of sadness, thinking about my baby, and how the last few years have been a blur. I ...