Archive for March, 2013

How Does One Follow a Schedule When Chronic Illness Takes Over by Jean Marie Keenan-Johnston


I've battled severe fibromyalgia for six years now.  My condition started during my first pregnancy, and I was diagnosed when my oldest was about eight months old.  My daughters are now five and three and a half, and I'm now starting to really see the effects of fibromyalgia on our lives as ...

April 2013 Profile: Jo Ann Grossman


NAME:  Jo Ann Grossman AGE:  67 RELATIONSHIP STATUS:  Married RESIDENCE:  New York City DAUGHTER’S NAME/AGE: Emily Morden, 24 17 years ago I co-founded, along with my husband, Stu Morden, Kids ‘N Comedy. I continue to direct and produce Kids ‘N Comedy at Gotham Comedy Club in NYC, a performance series where youngsters, ages 10-18, perfect their own written stand-up ...

April Giveaway: A Parent Company Portable Booster Seat


To enter, sign up (in the box at the top of this page) for our Baby Bloomer eZine by April 30th at midnight EST, if you don’t currently receive it. All subscribers are eligible. Two lucky winners will be chosen at random the last day of the month and notified ...

INNOVATIVE DISCOVERIES by Robin Gorman Newman


CordaRoy's is a foam-filled beanbag chair that converts to a bed.....and it's a great find for a family (and others)! I saw this on the television show SHARK TANK, and knew I had to try it.  It's quickly become a source of fun for my son....and a convenience for our family. When ...

GUEST BLOG POST: Finding and Building Your Tribe by Renee Peterson Trudeau, author, Nurturing the Soul of Your Family


I’m passionate about fostering connection and creating intentional community for myself, my family, and others. I’m involved in so many groups that when I’m headed out the door to an evening or weekend gathering, my husband likes to joke, “Which women’s circle, girlfriend gathering, or retreat are you going to ...

Adventures in Attachment Parenting: Moving With A Toddler by Allison Silver


This past weekend we moved to our new home. The move itself went surprisingly well. I am here to tell you that you can move with a toddler and not lose your sanity! The top three things that helped keep our move low-stress were: #1: Boxes. About a year ago we ...

Eye Spy – On My Daughter by Dina Ramon


I have to admit something – I love to spy on my daughter. That may sound slightly devious or controlling but I admit it with the most heartfelt and sincere love imaginable. I take advantage of spying opportunities when I can because they don’t come along that often for me. ...

Spring Kid’s DVD Review – by Cara Potapshyn Meyers


Yes, it’s Spring! The kids should be on their Spring Break! The weather should be getting warmer...err...somewhere, I think. As for the Northeast, we are still getting snow showers. In any case, we have some great family friendly DVDs that can be used while traveling, during downtime for the kids, ...

My Little Voice by Margaret Hart


When you're a mom of school-aged kids, you hear a lot of "I didn't say it, he did." Or "She said it, not me." Or "I didn't do it, mom. It wasn't me."  I wish I had a dollar for every time I've heard one of those statements. By now, ...

Growing up Too Fast—by Jamie Levine


Like most women I know, I’ve experienced a myriad of body image issues throughout my life. As a child, I was overweight; then I became an anorexic teen, and later, a young woman who for years struggled with compulsive overeating—and dieting to compensate. Even now that I have a strong, ...