Archive for January, 2018

Flirting with God by Pamela Francis


A light, unexpected rain (who am I kidding, it wasn't unexpected. I've been a student of astrology for 40 years and I know what moon in Taurus plus Jupiter in Scorpio divided by sun in Aquarius equals) fell in Los Angeles and the blue sky filled up with fluffy, white cloud formations ...

Guest Post: Letter from a Good Enough Daughter by Sandra Butler, co-author with Nan Gefen, It Never Ends: Mothering Middle-Aged Daughters


Dear Ma, I miss you. There are so many things I want to tell you, so many conversations I didn’t know enough to have when you were still here. Sometimes I’ll put a picture of you on the side table and talk to you in my mind about what your granddaughters ...

Meet Later Mom June Rachelson-Ospa (Interview by Robin Gorman Newman)


AGE:  66 RELATIONSHIP STATUS:  Married RESIDENCE:  NYC SONS NAMES/AGES: Jake Ospa 31; Jonathan Ospa 25 I write musicals, and I am passionate about having my work out in the world. I would like to break through and have my work wind up Off Broadway maybe Broadway sometime. It would be such fun to have that happen.  Visit http://www.librarytheater.com/about2.html   What was ...

The Amazing Max: Show Review by Antonia Kasper


The Amazing Max isn’t just another kids’ magic show. It’s much more significant. Max Darwin is like a motivational speaker and comedian rolled into one who uses magic as its vehicle to make kids (and adults) feel good about themselves.  The message: Be you. Be proud to be you. And ...

Mom Theatre Blogger: This One’s For the Girls: Show Review by Robin Gorman Newman


Lighthearted entertainment, but with an empowering message, this Valentine to women through the past 100 + years, will have you dancing in your seat or cheering....or both. The 90 minute jukebox musical features such tunes as  "I Want to See You Be Brave," "I am Woman," "Over There," "I Wanna Be ...

Westchester School Break Staycation with My Teen Son & Birthday Party Package Giveaway by Robin Gorman Newman


As a change of pace for my son's December school break, we decided to make our staycation in Westchester versus the usual NYC.  And, the good news is, we'd love to return. Finding activities to engage a teen boy is not always the easiest, but my research turned up some "keepers." [caption ...

UNDESIREABLE ELEMENTS: GENERATION NYZ: Show Review by Sarah Moss


On the eve before the day reserved to memorialize Dr. Martin Luther, King Jr. it was fitting to explore the intersections of race, culture, history, art, media and technology in the 25th anniversary production of Ping Chong + Company’s community-specific series. No fanfare, glitz or dazzle needed, just the raw ...

In Real Life, Incorporated by Andrea Santo Felcone


If left to his own devices—and by this I mean, digital devices, my teenage son might very likely spend the entire day on his Xbox—with short breaks for reality. I’m not sure why this behavior surprises me; he’s of the generation that has labeled reality, as in, “I’ll meet you ...

“The Snow Queen” Show Delivers Warmth by Andrea Santo Felcone


There’s something beautiful about leaning into things, rather than resisting them. This winter has been bitterly cold. The type of weather that is likely to keep a person inside, hibernating. But, resist those urges--lean into winter--and treat yourself and your family to Blessed Unrest’s “The Snow Queen” at the New ...

The Hormone Cure by Sara Gottfried, MD (book excerpt)


Excerpted from The Hormone Cure by Sara Gottfried, MD. Copyright © 2013 by Sara Gottfried, MD. Excerpted with permission by Scribner, a Division of Simon & Schuster, Inc.   How to Find and Work Collaboratively with Practitioners for Your Hormone Cure  (Appendix D) I’m a big fan of etiquette scripts when it comes to ...