Archive for September, 2012

When Grief Collides with Parenting – By Dina Ramon


A seven-year-old doesn’t dwell on grief. As my own child has demonstrated, they know death happens and that whoever or whatever died isn’t coming back, but their period of visible sadness doesn’t tend to last very long and it forces a parent who may be caught in the middle to ...

Healing Methods: Working with Children – By Patricia Bubash, Professional Counselor


Adults often are not always aware of the emotions children are having upon the death of a loved one, friend, relative or even the family pet. Grief manifests different in everyone but perhaps most noticeably in children. Children do not always exhibit what they are feeling. They might not cry ...

Giving Motherhood All I’ve Got—by Jamie Levine


I’m entering the fourth week of my fourth semester (out of five) as a full-time graduate student; prior to that, I spent four semesters taking prerequisite undergraduate classes, so I'm no stranger to juggling schoolwork, freelance work, and single motherhood. However, this past week, the reality of what I’m undertaking ...

Guest Blog Post: Pregnant at 50: My Youthing Adventure by Laura Futurama


My activist Jewish grandmother would have been horrified to learn that I became pregnant at age 50, with the help of modern medicine. My grandmother was one of the early founders of Planned Parenthood in New York state in the 1920s, and had secretly dispensed birth control pills to married women. ...

More Than We Bargained For by Heather Bowles


Do any of you have stairs in your home? Or were you smart enough to decide when you purchased a home that on the off chance that someday you were a parent you might not want to be tromping up and down stairs seventeen times a day with an infant ...

ROBIN’S SHOW REVIEW & TICKET GIVEAWAY: Cougar the Musical


Donna Moore’s Cougar the Musical got its World Premiere this summer under the direction of Tony Award and Drama Desk Nominated director/choreographer Lynne Taylor- Corbett at St. Luke’s Theatre (308 West 46th Street in NYC). The show features three very different strong, appealing women with the hots for young men. They ...

Adventures in Attachment Parenting: Good Riddance Bumbo by Allison Silver


About ten years ago, I was working with babies and toddlers with special needs as an Early Intervention Specialist, when I was introduced to the Bumbo seat. The parents who had one seemed to love it. They thought it was so cute that their two to three month old baby ...

Addendum to Letdown of a New School Year: Anger Management 101 – by Cara Potapshyn Meyers


As an added note to today's post, I received a call from my son's school today that he "didn't feel well." The school nurse knows my son well enough that any physical complaint of his is typically more so an emotional one. She didn't feel it necessary for him to ...

Ahhh Baby – by Lisa Kelly


  Miss Ava is ten days old now and such a blessing to all.  We are having issues with breastfeeding so I have to pump every 2.5 hours to get a mere ounce or two of "liquid gold".  She gets supplemental formula that isn't real easy on her tummy but is ...

Navigating the Letdowns of a New School Year – by Cara Potapshyn Meyers


My son is a very independent, self-confident, intelligent, self assured nine-year-old. He is also persistent, perseverant and displays many leadership qualities. All of these characteristics are terrific. Except when my son becomes extremely frustrated and angry, which he has been lately. As many of you know, my son has a learning ...