Archive for March, 2014

Unmotivated Fifth Grader by Robin Gorman Newman


What to do when it seems as if your kid does as little as possible to get by in school? We had our parent teacher meeting tonite, and the teachers' main concern was that Seth just wants to get by.  At home, one of his favorite words has become "whatever."  He's a tween...I ...

I’m Cinderella, From Rags to Riches by Lori J Loesch


If you really must know, and I feel I must tell you, I am the epitome of what a cinderella looks like. An innocent child, through no doing of her own, is pushed down and kept down by her stepparent and stepfamily. As a child, I felt frustration over the ...

Lightbulb Oddities – by Cara Potapshyn Meyers


Ok. I am not exaggerating or embellishing what has been happening within my home in any way. All of this is completely true. Since March 1st, I have had eight “oddball” lightbulbs blow out, three light fixtures stop working, two “brown outs” (when lights go out in your home for ...

The Beautiful Friendships by Vicky Dal Molin


I have just returned from a day out of town. My son and I jumped in the car Saturday morning and with much excitement (mine really…. he was far from excited at sitting for 2.5 hours in that car seat…. A fact he shared the entire drive) and headed north ...

No Regrets by Conlee Ricketts


Living and dying—it’s a topic I’ve spent some time with. This was even before I had a child who has informed me that she is kind of counting on me to live forever—no pressure. I was sitting in the hospital room with my Mom when she died; I was 32. My ...

Miracle Baby…Worth the Effort and More by Renee Divine, Motherhood Later Chapter Head, Minneapolis


In 2009, at the ripe old age of 41, my husband and I tied the knot. Before we got married we agreed that we would try to get pregnant right away and if it didn’t happen for us we would explore adoption. We both agreed that IVF and other modes ...

Boston with My Boy by Sharon O’Donnell


This past weekend my oldest son and I flew to Boston for the weekend for him to visit the campus of Boston College; he is trying to decide on where to go to school for his one year Masters of Accounting program and has been accepted into Boston College, the ...

Meet Later Mom: Naomi Gryn


NAME: Naomi Gryn AGE:  53 RELATIONSHIP STATUS:  In a relationship (but not married) RESIDENCE:  London CHILD'S NAME/AGE: Sadie, aged 16 months  I'm a writer and documentary filmmaker. Occasionally I delve into radio as well.  Visit www.naomigryn.com. What was your road to parenthood like?  I'd always assumed that I would have children, but a ...

My Son, the Roblox Fan by Robin Gorman Newman


My son just turned 11, and he's a huge Roblox fan. For his birthday, we got him an iPad mini...and whether on there or his Apple laptop....given any spare moment....we know how he'll be spending his downtime. So, when it came to his birthday party this year, it was a no-brainer to ...

GUEST BLOG POST: Opening to Desire: an excerpt from The Life Organizer by Jennifer Louden


On most of the Life Organizer pages, you’ll encounter questions like “What do I desire this week?” “What calls to me, even if it doesn’t make logical sense or I’m certain I don’t have the time or energy for it?” “If I were suddenly infused with twenty times more courage, ...