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 ...

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 ...

The Quest for the Seven Teeth: Accomplice, An Adventure Theater Co: Review by Amy Wall Lerman


There’s magic in the air!  At least there was yesterday in New York City’s Central Park when I took my eight year old son to see the Accomplice production of “The Quest for the Seven Teeth.” Okay, I say “I took” him “to see” it, but that’s not exactly the ...

Asheville: An Artsy, Scenic, Welcoming, Mountain Town by Robin Gorman Newman


My son and I had visited Asheville North Carolina a number of years ago to spend time with a friend who moved there from New York and really enjoyed the visit, so we welcomed the opportunity to recently go again. This time we opted to stay for three nights at DOUBLETREE ...

Chatting with Actress, Author and Mom Valerie Bertinelli


I had the recent opportunity to interview Golden Globe award-winning actress and bestselling author, Valerie, 56, and I jumped on it, as I'm a long time fan of her work, whether from ONE DAY AT A TIME (which she starred in when she was 14 and ran for 9 years), ...

Staying Afloat in London: Travel with My Tween Son by Robin Gorman Newman


My 12 year old son and I both love the water, whether it be swimming or boating. This summer, we embarked on quite the mommy 'n me travel bonding adventure...a 9 day trip to London.  My husband was unable to join us, but he embraced our overseas aspirations and loved hearing ...

Things You Need to Know About Parenting In the USA (When You’re an Aussie) – By Vicky Dal Molin


So I came across quite an amusing article today titled 15 Things You Need To Know About Parenting in Australia by Jenna Gallina**. It brought me back and reminded me exactly how fabulous growing up in Australia really was. Which made me think…. If it that much different here in ...

Sporting Prowess? Maybe in the Past! – by Vicky Dal Molin


I was reading an article today, that started making me think about whether I have been wearing rose coloured classes when I think about what it would be like to raise a child in Australia today compared to here in NY. My memories of being raised in Australia are so ...

2015… Off to a “Firing” Start! By Vicky Dal Molin


I cannot believe we are in a new year and it has been such a long time since I last sat down and gave myself enough time to write. When did we all become so…. Well for want of a better phrase “time poor”. Work/Life/Kids/Holidays has meant such a shortage ...

There’s no place like home…. By Vicky Dal Molin


My last post was all about time management (or seeming lack thereof in my life these days). So what happens when you take that time-poor existence and then try and transport it with a 2 year old half way around the world? Well effectively more poor time management but what I ...