Archive for October, 2012

The Perfect Storm – by Cara Potapshyn Meyers


The ideal title for my blog as Hurricane Sandy is currently whipping through our area, uprooting trees on a friend’s property and dropping trees from nowhere on my next door neighbor’s driveway. Schools are closed, most stores are closed, and more of a concern for me, medical offices are closed. I ...

Show Recommendation: MOJO – by Margaret Hart


I had the opportunity to see a fantastic show this past weekend in New York City. It's called "MOJO," and is playing at The New Victory Theater through November 4th. If you have a chance to see it before it moves on, hurry and buy tickets for you and your ...

GUEST BLOG POST: Saving My Child, Twice by Tina Traster


   Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt make it look easy. They adopt kids from all corners of the world and the media broadcasts images of perfect Kodak moments. They’d have you believing families bond and blend instantaneously. They don’t. Not always. Not in my experience, or in the experience of many others. ...

Spanx Adventures by Sharon O’Donnell


After my 25th high school reunion, I promised myself that I would never again wear any type garment designed to hold in or push in fat in order to make me look thinner. The dynamics of it just doesn’t work out. ...

Baby, Meet Your Adoring Public… From a Distance by Heather Bowles


I had intended this entry to be lighthearted. After last week's deeply personal and trying blog entry, I needed to give everyone, myself included, some much needed sarcasm and silliness. I have things that are weighing on me though, and many of them are completely out of my control. The easiest ...

ROBIN’S SHOW REVIEW & TICKET GIVEAWAY: FALLING


Falling, by Deanna Jent, is a new drama about how 18-year-old Josh, who has autism, affects the lives of everyone around him. When a relative comes to visit, the entire family is thrown off their equilibrium, with everyone trying to balance what is best for the family and what is ...

ROBIN’S PICKS: Cool Stuff for Moms and Kids


GAIAM YOGA MAT - Launching this month, just in time for Breast Cancer Awareness month, Gaiam has introduced a new Pink Ribbon Yoga Mat. This lightweight and durable 3 millimeter mat was specially designed by Yogi Colleen Saidman, wife of yoga guru, Rodney Yee, and comes with a Yoga Workout ...

Adventures in Attachment Parenting: Trusting My Instincts By Allison Silver


As I am sitting here writing this my baby girl is about to turn one. How did this happen? Just yesterday I brought home a little newborn baby. Who kidnapped my baby and left me a toddler? It’s kind of a funny spot to be in. On the one hand ...

Bloomin’ Moms: A Later Mom Shares – By Nicole Harper Huntsville, Alabama Chapter Head


Each year, for the 12 years of our marriage, my husband and I have celebrated our birthdays together on the same day - halfway between our respective dates - as ours are just five days apart. This year we rang in 52 years (for him) and 43 years (for me) ...

Seedlings Halloween: Missing the Boat – By Amy Wall Lerman


Halloween: Time to hit Target and Walmart or one of those Halloween megastores that open for the month of October then turn into Christmas stores and later lawn furniture shops. Oh no. Not me. That is not the way I plan to do this mommy-stuff. I will rise above the ...