Meet Later Mom: Annabelle Gurwitch


NAME: Annabelle Gurwitch AGE: 53RELATIONSHIP STATUS: married to Jeff KahnRESIDENCE: Los AngelesCHILD NAME/AGE: 17 year old son EzraI'm an actress, a mother, a wife and an author. My latest book is I SEE YOU MADE AN EFFORT: compliments, indignities and survival stories from the edge of 50.  It's recently out ...

Guest Blog Post: The Third Time’s a Charm by Ylonda Gault Caviness, author, Child, Please


***Adapted from Child, Please: How Mama’s Old-School Lessons Helped Me Check Myself Before I Wrecked Myself by Ylonda Gault Caviness. © 2015 by Ylonda Gault Caviness. Jeremy P. Tarcher Books, Penguin Group USA, Penguin Random House.[caption id="attachment_20953" align="alignleft" width="300"] Photo credit: Keith Major[/caption]I was alone in my funk—a recurring theme. ...

Meet Later Mom: Actress/Writer/Comedian Anne Marie Scheffler


NAME: Anne Marie SchefflerAGE: 45RELATIONSHIP STATUS: SingleRESIDENCE: Los Angeles/ TorontoCHILDRENS NAMES/AGE: Nathan 10, Jake 8I’m a professional actress/ comedian/ writer/ voice artist. I do live comedy, TV, film and voice work. I’m currently on tour with my shows Suddenly Mommy and Spank! The Fifty Shades Parody. I look forward to ...

Guest Blog Post: Learning to Practice Self Care by Alison Blair, Later Mom and Health Coach


When talking about children and food allergies, the focus is usually on the child and all that the mom has to do to help them navigate school, daycare and playdates. I'm here to tell the story about what can happen to a mom when her child is diagnosed with food ...

Meet Later Mom: Ondine Landa Abramson


NAME: Ondine Landa Abramson AGE:  48 RELATIONSHIP STATUS:  Married RESIDENCE:  South Orange, NJ CHILD'S NAME/AGE:  E., 10 I’m the President and Executive Producer of Stage17.tv a recently-launched new digital entertainment channel. Stage17.tv is a "hub of must-see web series" (USA Today) aiming “to lure a demographic of 25-to-54-year-old females by using Broadway as a jumping-off point,” ...

KID STUFF: Cool Finds by Robin Gorman Newman


From Lassie to Old Yeller to Rin Tin Tin to Marley, dogs have stolen our attention and our hearts. In real life, our own pets are more than just canine companions; they are members of our family. And for some, they are heroes and brave servants. In Man’s Best Hero, ...

Kids Making Like-Minded Friends by Robin Gorman Newman


It's not always easy making friends who are "keepers," so to speak. I've learned over the years that not everyone is meant to be in our lives forever...sometimes they come in 'n out so they and/or we can learn from the relationship.  I've always been somewhat sensitive and at times have ...

Guest Blog Post: Three Steps to Your Desire as a Mother by Judith Joy, author, Surviving Your Teenager…and Being Happy Anyway


Are you are looking for a new way to "deal with" your children?  What if it's not about your children?  What if what you are looking for is a feeling within yourself that you can have.no matter what your children are doing? (And they will be doing lots of crazy stuff ...

Meet Later Mom: Rachel Siegel


NAME: Rachel Siegel AGE: 39 RELATIONSHIP STATUS: Married RESIDENCE: Great Barrington, MA CHILDRENS NAMES/AGES: George, 4, Patrick, 1 1/2 I am an actor, writer, and audiobook narrator. Some stuff I feel proud of: my theatre work here and in the UK, my three episodes of Chappelle’s Show, but especially the comedy ...

GUEST BLOG POST & BOOK GIVEAWAY: A Different Take on Kids with ADD, ADHD, OCD & Autism by Anne Maxwell, LCSW, RPT-S, author, Would You Teach a Fish to Climb a Tree?


Has your child been diagnosed with ADD, ADHD, OCD and/or Autism? Were you told that it was a disability? Do you wish that your child could simply be “normal” and yet at the same time, do you love him utterly for who he is? Do you wish he could just ...