Archive for April, 2016

5 Things I Would Have Done Differently When I Was a Teacher by Pamela Francis


“Spring Break”, as we call it now that it somehow violates people’s religious rights to refer to this time as “Easter vacation”, is over, and tempers on teachers are at a fever pitch. If you are a student you can be sure you are "whip and nae-naeing" all over your ...

Wendy Sue Noah


I was so busy being busy and doing life, that I did not have children (or marriage) on my To Do list in my 20's! Yet, after launching Match.Com and going through the major ups and disastrous downs of the dot com days, I settled down and got married. We ...

MOM THEATRE BLOGGER: TUCK EVERLASTING: Show Review by Robin Gorman Newman


Ponder these intriguing questions..... *What is there to live for if you know you're gonna live forever? *Is living for eternity serving a life sentence? Consider these stirring sentiments..... *Don't fear death.  Be afraid of a life not lived. *Life, even if infinite, must have life in it. Tuck Everlasting: The Musical conjures up these compelling ...

GUEST BLOG POST Raising Resilient Kids: Tips from a Navy SEAL by Eric Davis


As a former Navy SEAL, I don’t think twice about tying my kids’ hands behind their backs and binding their feet together before I toss them into the pool, an exercise called “Drown Proofing” that I learned in training. I completely understand that some parents find this type of activity ...

Lonely in LA….and lovin’ it! by Wendy Sue Noah


Oh, how I love paradoxes, and how they help me and others step out of the “what’s normal” box. How can I be lonely and loving it, you ask? Good question! First, a little background for you. I am a social butterfly. Literally! My 13-year old son, Zak, asked me in ...

TUCK EVERLASTING – BROADWAY MUSICAL – TICKET GIVEAWAY – from MotherhoodLater.com


TUCK EVERLASTING The Musical Based on the novel Tuck Everlasting by Natalie Babbitt Book by Claudia Shear & Tim Federle Music by Chris Miller Lyrics by Nathan Tysen Directed & Choreographed by Casey Nicholaw   BUY NOW AND SAVE UP TO 40% ON SEATS! $89* Orchestra & Front Mezzanine Seats (Reg. $99 - $147) Online: Click Here or visit TelechargeOffers.com ...

One More Game by Sharon O’Donnell


My middle son played high school basketball and baseball throughout his entire four years. He could have played college baseball, but the anxiety that he struggled with in high school made him lose his drive and passion for baseball -- not his skill --- he still made all-tourney teams and ...

MOM THEATRE BLOGGER: ONE FUNNY MOTHER: Show Review by Robin Gorman Newman


The title of Dena Blizzard's new one woman Off Broadway show should be One HYSTERICAL Mother. Blizzard, a stand up comedian and 40 something New Jersey married mom of three, lets it all hang out, and then some, as she dishes about motherhood, marriage, friendship and more.  I cannot think of ...

Guest Blog Post: OUT OF THE MOUTHS OF BABES by Dr. Ilene Val-Essen


Did you ever see a geology display in a museum? You know the kind: you look at a seemingly ordinary, uninteresting rock, gray and drab. Then you shine an ultraviolet light on it. Suddenly, the rock transforms and glows with brilliant colors. Like these rocks, a child’s ordinary comment often ...

LEGO and STAR TREK FANS: Cool Products by Robin Gorman Newman


I'm always on the lookout for cool gifts for my son and others, and these caught my eye, so I thought to share.  He's now 13, and I find it gets harder and harder to catch his attention beyond an electronic device, but these did it. In BIRDS FROM BRICKS, horticulturist ...