Archive for August, 2014

Calm Before the Storm by Sharon O’Donnell


The last post I made was right after our relaxing vacation to the coast of Maine and Boston.  When I got back, I was all set for 1. getting my 8th grader back into his year-round school routine and tackling that Algebra 2. taking my oldest son to the University ...

Different Struggles, feel the same By: Lori Loesch


  I am a writer. I will write my thoughts on paper.  This does not mean that I feel what I have written, everyday.  I have great days, good, bad, the worst, days.   I love to write and I feel like I could do cartwheels, ok, maybe just fairy leaps across ...

GUEST BLOG POST: Cultivating Inventiveness by Julia Cameron, author, The Artist’s Way for Parents


The Artist’s Way for Parents: Cultivating Inventiveness – The Boredom Myth *Excerpted with permission from The Artist’s Way for Parents by Julia Cameron. Copyright © 2013 by Julia Cameron.  Jeremy P. Tarcher; Penguin Group USA - A Penguin Random House Company.    CULTIVATING INVENTIVENESS             The very act of creation might be defined as ...

WISHING YOUR FAMILY A WONDERFUL BACK TO SCHOOL YEAR!!




I’m not living. I’m just surviving. by Jean Marie Keenan-Johnston


These were words I read on a post on my home page, one of many posts I saw today among the different group pages to which I belong for chronic pain, cancer or various autoimmune disorders.  The strange thing is throughout the day I was trying to think about what ...

Guest Blog Post: Six Back-to-School Strategies to Help You Stress Less & Simplify Your Life by Renee Peterson Trudeau


In the Native American tradition, September signifies the start of a new year. It certainly feels this way to me. Whether your kids are toddlers or teens, the start of the school year signifies opportunity, a time for a fresh start and a chance to do things differently. If you're feeling ...

Depression; There is Hope By: Lori Loesch


This depression thing has come to my attention since the suicide of Robin Williams, because of his high profile, depression is getting the attention that it deserves.   I saw a post from the website, TED talks.  I watched a video of Andrew Solomon.  An intelligent, successful man.  He spoke of ...

THEATRE LOVER MOM: Poor Behavior: Show Review by Robin Gorman Newman


  The New York premiere of Poor Behavior, a new comedy by Theresa Rebeck, is playing a limited engagement through September 7th at Primary Stages at The Duke on 42nd Street.   Evan Cabnet directs the company featuring Heidi Armbruster  (Maureen), Brian Avers (Ian) , Jeff Biehl (Peter) and Katie Kreisler (Ella).    Bringing to ...

THEATRE LOVER MOM: Phoenix: Show Review by Robin Gorman Newman


Boy meets girl.  Boy and girl have a fling.  Girl gets pregnant and hesitates to tell boy.  Boy steps up to the plate, despite believing he is sterile, and tries to talk girl out of having an abortion.  While somewhat predictable, PHOENIX, by Scott Organ, has some literally "dead on" ...

Insects; Bugs By: Lori Loesch


I laid outside, under the stars, listening to the sounds the night time insects make.  They sing a beautiful song!  I adore the sound the Katie Didd makes.  The first time I saw one, I was afraid of it.  I screamed, my mother explained that this bug was the bug ...