Archive for October, 2014

Acronyms of a Different Nature by Dana M. Spincola


     Each day I am more amazed at the number of acronyms that are commonplace among literature, speech and through social media—LOL! As a former school administrator, I was drenched in educational acronyms such as KWL, CCSS, APPR, PARCC and SLO. (Secretly, I am somewhat relieved for those to ...

SAN FRANCISCO FAMILY ADVENTURE by Robin Gorman Newman


Let me first say that I'm a HUGE California lover.  Two summers ago, we went to San Diego, and it was just a lovely vacation. This past summer, we chose San Francisco and surrounding areas because my son, Seth, age 11, is a huge fan of the website Roblox.com, and we ...

Guest Blog Post: Learning to Practice Self Care by Alison Blair, Later Mom and Health Coach


When talking about children and food allergies, the focus is usually on the child and all that the mom has to do to help them navigate school, daycare and playdates. I'm here to tell the story about what can happen to a mom when her child is diagnosed with food ...

MOM THEATRE LOVER: This is Our Youth: Show Review by Robin Gorman Newman


[caption id="attachment_19173" align="alignleft" width="300"] Photo by Brigitte Lacombe.[/caption]  Kenneth Lonergan’s THIS IS OUR YOUTH, , directed by Tony Award® winner Anna D. Shapiro and developed by Stppenwolf in Chicago, stars Michael Cera, Kieran Culkin, and Tavi Gevinson in the first Broadway production of this insightful and tender, yet comedic revival. Powerful and ...

REVIEW: Madison Square Garden “All Access Tour” by Margaret Hart


If you live in the New York City area, I have a great day trip for you the next time your kids have a day off from school, and you're looking for something fun and different to do.  Or, if you are from out of town, and planning a visit ...

NEW LEGO STORE OPENS IN NYC FLATIRON DISTRICT by Robin Gorman Newman


An impressive, new LEGO Flagship store opened in NYC in the FlatIron district at 23rd Street and Fifth Avenue.   It is the 76th LEGO store in the U.S. and features: Custom New York inspired LEGO® models Replica of the LEGO Store Flatiron District made out of LEGO bricks for children ...

GUEST BLOG POST: Filling Your Child’s Memory Bank by Susan Newman, Ph.D.


(Adapted from Little Things Long Remembered: Making Your Children Feel Special Every Day by Susan Newman, Ph.D.)   Life swirls at a hectic pace, putting a high premium on finding family time. Amid busy schedules, technology steals more available time than ever before. With so many young children—and parents—enamored with the mesmerizing ...

Would I Recommend Becoming a Later Mom By: Lori Loesch


  Would I recommend becoming a later mom?  When I had Faith I was 42 years old.  My son was 11 and my husband was 49 years old.  We were in the peak of our lives.  It was 2004, the home building industry was booming.  We were making more money than ...

Meet Later Dad: Claude Knobler


NAME:  Claude Knobler AGE:  49 RELATIONSHIP STATUS:  Married 20 Years RESIDENCE:  Los Angeles, CA CHILDRENS NAMES/AGES:  Clay 18.  Grace 16.  Nati 16. (Note: Claude was 39 when they adopted Nati, his third child.) I am the author of More Love, Less Panic: 7 Lessons I Learned About Life, Love, and Parenting After We Adopted Our Son from Ethiopia.  You ...

Same Journey, New Direction by Jean Marie Keenan-Johnston


Yet again I've found myself blogging less often than I like.  I'd be proud of myself one Sunday that I was able to post, and then two or more weeks later, I'd find myself kicking myself because I missed another chance to write.  Some weeks it would hit me incredibly ...