Archive for February, 2011

Back in Good Shape—by Jamie Levine


It’s been five months since I met Library Guy, and only a few weeks since I started questioning our relationship, and feeling insecure about his intentions. Today, on our “anniversary,” all that has changed: I feel like we’re back on track—being honest and appreciative of each other, enjoying every moment ...

Just Being a Mother by Cyma Shapiro


When I began my project about new midlife mothers and then began writing about related topics on MotherhoodLater, I was grappling with the truth: about coming into motherhood at a much later age; about my encroaching my middle age; about the “Change of Life” and all that it brings; about ...

Home Improvement (s) by Sharon O’Donnell


Since we’ve lived in the same house for over 20 years, we’ve had to update and repair things as we go along. It's time for us to do something else: repaint the kitchen cabinets and downstairs bathroom. There's always something, it seems. ...

How Do You Measure A Man? by Maureen Eich VanWalleghan


It is not surprising how much men come up in the conversation of mothers. Wanting one, having one, getting rid of one, keeping one all seem to float around in the minds of women. When I was single I thought a lot about men, the getting of one. ...

ROBIN’S SHOW REVIEW: Love Loss and What I Wore


Daryl Roth presents Love, Loss, and What I Wore is an intimate collection of stories by Nora Ephron and Delia Ephron based on the book by Ilene Beckerman.  Directed by Karen Carpenter, it features an all-star rotating cast that packs a punch.I saw it with Alexis Bledel, Nikki Blonsky, Anita Gillette, Judy ...

GUEST BLOG POST: I Want My Children to Succeed by Ilene Val-Essen, Ph.D.


Moms unite around that shared dream. Imagine the relief moms would feel if they could face their 18-year-old and say: I feel confident that you’re prepared to make decisions that will positively affect the course of your life. That translates to: My kid is okay. I did a good job!Moms ...

Week 37…It Happened to Me…by Liimu


So, I didn't even think this could happen, but it happened to me. And I just thought I should share my story in case it may happen to anyone else. I had mastitis with my third daughter while breastfeeding. It's basically a fancy term for a breast infection, which is ...

Becoming International – By Cara Potapshyn Meyers


A couple of months ago, a flyer was sent home from my son’s school notifying us that International Week would be taking place this past week. I always love to volunteer at my son’s school. Firstly because he is so proud to see me there. Secondly, I like to be ...

Bump in the Head/Bump in the Road—by Jamie Levine


On the Saturday before Valentine’s Day, I was gearing up for a romantic overnight with Library Guy. But before I started primping, I took Jayda to her weekly dance/gymnastics class, and helped her get ready to tumble. As she sat on the floor, removing her socks, I squatted down to ...

Midlife Mothering And Learning by the Bell Curve By Cyma Shapiro


A funny thing has happened to me during the past few weeks. I’ve made awarenesses that I know are designed to teach me fundamental truths about my life. They look like this:I’m a very driven person. I know what I like and I go after it; in most cases I ...