Archive for April, 2012

To My Dearest Daughter in the Future When Her 8 Year-Old Wants to Buy Black Jeweled Slingback Rhinestone-Studded High Heeled Party Shoes by Kira Wizner, MotherhoodLater Contributing Blogger


You are having a great day when you remember you need to buy black party shoes for your daughter’s school play.  You are happy you remembered on a weekend when you can go to a store and she can try them on, and you won’t have to comb through 58 ...

KID’S SHOW REVIEW: PLOP! by Amy Wall Lerman, editor, Baby Bloomer eZine from MotherhoodLater.com


“We have to stop the terrible plop!” My son could not stop repeating this phrase as we drove back to New Jersey after a visit to the “big city” where we spent the early part of the afternoon watching about 40 kids squeal with delight as apples dropped from the ...

Fifty, Fabulous, and Frenzied by Stacey Honowitz


 Since this is my first entry, allow me to introduce myself. My name is Stacey Honowitz, I am fifty, divorced (his doing, discussed later) supervising the sex crimes unit in the state attorneys office, and the mother of a 31/2year old whom I had at age 46.  So shocking, you might ...

A Mom’s Manual for Teen Drivers by Sharon O’Donnell


Okay, this is a work in progress -- but for all those moms who have teen drivers -- or heck even drivers in their 20s -- here are some basic guidelines I want to give my own children who are navigating the roads. A Mom's Manual for Teen Drivers: 1. Wear ...

ROBIN’S REVIEW: RIPLEY’S BELIEVE IT OR NOT! TIMES SQUARE – Moms Get in Free on Mother’s Day


    Vanilla cupcakes topped with chocolate covered ants and fruit loops…chocolate cupcakes sprinkled with jalapenos and bacon bits…all this and more is available for moms and kids as a special Mother’s Day treat at Ripley’s Believe It or Not! Time Square. And on Sunday, May 13, kids who bring their mothers ...

ROBIN’S SHOW RECOMMENDATION: Nice Work If You Can Get It


The new musical comedy NICE WORK IF YOU CAN GET IT, featuring music and lyrics by George Gershwin and Ira Gershwin and a book by two-time Tony Award-winner Joe DiPietro, stars two-time Tony Award-winner Matthew Broderick and three-time Tony Award nominee Kelli O’Hara. The production is directed and choreographed by ...

A Child’s Right to Choose by Robin Gorman Newman


I'm a big fan of freedom of choice, but I ask the question, how does that apply to children? My son, Seth, is 9 years old, and said something particularly smart this week that stopped my husband and me in our tracks. He's in third grade, and this has been his first ...

I’m Here! I’m Here!…by Liimu


So, it's 8:23 and I am just now putting up my post. Whoever said that once you get past two kids it's all the same ... LIED.  Three kids is hard - you're outnumbered, blah blah blah. Four kids? CHAOS.  At least in our house it is. And my husband ...

Patrece Powers – Contributing Blogger


Patrece  Powers, co-author, A Fairy Godmom’s Book of Reminders, is the founder of P Systems, a non-profit corporation established in 1983 to promote research and development in the various uses of human energy. P Systems produces extraordinary resource material for individuals, couples, families, corporations, educational institutions, and the entertainment industry. Visit www.p-systemsinc.com for ...

Sometimes Opposites Don’t Attract – by Cara Potapshyn Meyers


What do you do when your child’s best friend has a Mom who is your polar opposite in every conceivable way? I have found myself in this situation as of late. Although I enjoy having my son play with his best friend, his mother wants all of us to spend more ...