Self Care In Order To Be Mother Bear by Wendy Sue Noah


  I consider myself a Polar Bear Mom, through and through! After winning full custody of my five children, whom I lovingly call my ‘tribe’, my life and heart has been dedicated to these magnificent beings who came through me, and who are a part of me, in every way. To put ...

My Children Are a Work of ART by Marina Paleos


  Sometimes, life leads us down paths we never expected to travel. At 46, I was more than okay with being single and not having a family. Well, just when you think you’ve figured things out, life throws you a curve ball. I met my future husband at 47, married at 48, ...

Mary Poppins Sing Along: Review by Lainie Gutterman


My son saw Mary Poppins Returns twice over the holidays.  So, when I was offered tickets to Mary Poppins Sing-Along at Schimmel Center, I immediately said “yes” even though we had to rearrange our jam-packed weekend schedule to fit it in. An hour prior to the movie, there were pre-show activities ...

Guest Blog Post: Ten Conversations You Must Have with Your Son by Tim Hawkes (Book Excerpt)


CONVERSATION SIX: ACHIEVEMENT Most boys want to achieve and be successful. Poor things. They often don’t realise that success can be a bugger. Not long ago, my school had one of those stellar sets of Year 12 exam results that caused me to consider hanging up my mortar board and gown ...

Guest Blog: Setting Sail for a New Family Life by Leon Schulz, author, Sabbatical at Sea, a Family Sets Sail


The following is an excerpt from Sabbatical At Sea.....   It was already May, and the step from Planning into the actual Sailing phase was only a few weeks away. Were we in chaos? That would be an understatement! We were such good planners, surely? What we thought would feel like organizing a ...

Guest Blog Post: My Facebook Truth by Bren Romano Monteiro


Gosh. Sometimes I see those "I know you're real life doesn't look like your Facebook one" meme's that keep coming up and I think "oh no! I'm sure everyone thinks that's me with my cutesy non-stop kid photos and happy-go-luckiness." But it's not me. My life really does look like that. Sometimes. Brief ...

Placenta Encapsulation — An Option to Tackle the Baby Blues by Zoe Richmond


The days after giving birth a critical.  They are not only a critical time for the newborn baby, but they are also critical to the mother.  It’s also an exhausting time.  There is the physical exhaustion of the delivery, or the painful recuperation from a C-section. There is the grueling ...

Embracing the Image in the Mirror by Stephanie S. Faubion, M.D.


Excerpted from Mayo Clinic The Menopause Solution: A doctor's guide to relieving hot flashes, enjoying better sex, sleeping well, controlling your weight, and being happy!. Copyright © 2016 by Stephanie S. Faubion, M.D.  Reprinted with permission from Oxmoor House, an imprint of Time Inc. Books. All rights reserved.   [caption id="attachment_23788" align="alignleft" width="250"] ...

Meet Later Mom: Rachel Lehmann-Haupt


AGE: 46 RESIDENCE: Northern California CHILD: A Son, Age 4 Rachel Lehmann-Haupt is one of America’s premier experts on the future of family life, career timing, and the influence of science and technology on fertility and pregnancy, and is widely credited with coining the phrase ‘DIY Mom.’ An in-demand speaker and journalist, her writing ...

Guest Blog Post: Perfectly Fertile Timing: An Antidote to the Panic of the Last Good Egg by Julia Indichova


As an aspiring actress I spent most of my twenties and early thirties struggling to support myself. My elderly father, a recent emigrant, propelled by his own powerlessness and a wish to see me settled, never missed a chance to remark, “You know, once a woman hits thirty, something happens; ...