Setting the Bar to Wonder Woman – By Vicky Dal Molin


Last Friday after what was one of the craziest weeks I have had I arranged to meet some of the August Mum’s (whom I had mentioned in a previous post). Mind you this was after I rescheduled the entire group from Thursday to Friday after a last minute work meeting ...

Turkey, Deer, and 50 Goldfinches, Oh My! by Lori J. Loesch


Country Living At It's Best I complain a lot about living in the country, but it's days like these that make it all worth the hardships. In fact, I don't remember any hardships when I open wide the blinds and see, oh I don't know exactly, but I counted fifty Goldfinches ...

GUEST BLOG POST: The Warrior and the Butterfly by Darah Zeledon


I received a most special gift last week from a very insightful reader. All wrapped up in a shimmering gold jewelry box was a chain affixed with the letter W accompanied by a lovely butterfly pin. “Dearest Darah,” the hand-written note began, “You are a warrior, but do not lose ...

Help, I’m having a baby at 42! by Lori Loesch


I have been asked to blog for Motherhoodlater.com, and I couldn't be happier.  I have always wanted to be a writer.  I never pursued that dream, but I write a lot, and always kept the idea in my heart. I married my husband when I was 27 years old.  We married ...

Mommy’s Little Instruction Manual by Conlee Ricketts


Kids don’t come with instructions but parents should. All adults should really. I’ve know myself for 48 years now and I have explained myself to my daughter more than once in order to make sure she doesn’t take any of my ridiculous nonsense too seriously. Here’s my list of repeat offenders ...

Meet Later Mom: Karen Amster-Young


NAME: Karen Amster-Young AGE: 48 RELATIONSHIP STATUS: Married RESIDENCE: NYC CHILD’S NAME/AGE: Alison Young, 12+ – almost 13! Currently, I am a co-author of a newly released book, The 52 Weeks. The book is intended to inspire and motivate others to move forward in their lives and try new things, take time for themselves ...

5th Grade Science by Conlee Ricketts


My daughter had to participate in an “Egg Drop” again for science class this year. Last year she had to create something to keep her egg safe from a two story drop. She had to work on her own, at home, and using any supplies she wanted. This year, at ...

Perspective by Sharon O’Donnell


While I was 'tracked out' of school from my job as a Teaching Assistant at a year-round elementary school, I decided to take care of a few doctors' appointments. There was a knot on my lower arm that I'd had for years, and although it was harmless, I wanted to ...

My Halloween Growing Pains by Conlee Ricketts


In thirty days the energy in our house is going to be ALL Halloween! It’s my daughter’s favorite holiday. She spends weeks pondering what she will “be”. In fact our house is usually decorated by mid September. Not this year. I am wondering what’s going on?? When she was younger she ...

GUEST BLOG POST: Understanding Introverted Children: Parenting Quiet Kids by Christine Fonseca


Introverts and extroverts – two words that define our temperament. More than just distinguishing a collection of behavioral differences including social connections and communication, they are also terms that refer to specific hardwiring, how different people utilize energy and respond to the word. Extroverts tend to be outgoing and talkative, ...