Archive for May, 2018

Getting My Bounce Back by Carolee Belkin Walker (Book Excerpt)


From Getting My Bounce Back: How I Got Fit, Healthier, and Happier (And You Can, Too), by Carolee Belkin Walker Day 379, April 12, 2015   “You girls never know.” – Franz Ferdinand, “No You Girls” As I’m setting new fitness goals I can’t get Lean In out of my head. I’ve spent the better ...

“BUMP” Theater Review by Andrea Santo Felcone


Playwright Chiara Atik’s new play “BUMP” is essentially three different stories, all intertwined in a series of vignettes, about pregnancy and childbirth. One story emphasizes our modern-day world—pregnant women chatting on an online message board—(each at the same stage of pregnancy) supporting each other; a second story is about the ...

Things Moms Can Do to Prepare for the Zombie Apocalypse, the Alien Invasion, and all other End of the World scenarios by Pamela Francis


Maybe things start with the movies..., or maybe they start in real life and the movies simply project preliminary plausibilities out to us all so we won't be terribly surprised or upset when the horrors actually do manifest..., but either way, there's a chance there WILL be a) a zombie ...

The Care and Management of Menopause: From Hormonal Cacophony to Harmony Found by Dr. Laurie Steelsmith FEATURING A GIVEAWAY


Adapted from Growing Younger Every Day: The Three Essentials Steps for Creating Youthful Hormone Balance At Any Age   For years, we mourn the existence of our periods, bemoaning its arrival each month and dreading the bloating, mood swings, and cravings that tend to precede it. But midlife can bring a different lament altogether: The ...

Meet Later Mom Deborah Santana (Interview by Robin Gorman Newman)


AGE:  67 RELATIONSHIP STATUS: married to Carl Lumbly RESIDENCE:  CA CHILDREN’S NAMES/AGES: Salvador – 34; Stella – 33; Angelica - 28 My professional life is in philanthropy. I am CEO & Founder of Do A Little Foundation which serves women and girls in the areas of health, education & happiness. For the last 3 ...

Cirque du Soleil VOLTA: Show Review by Barbara Adler


Right off the bat, I want to say I am a huge Cirque du Soleil fan.  I have seen several Cirque shows in Vegas, most memorably the Beatles tribute which was so enchanting it sent my admiration for the Cirque brand soaring even higher. Cirque du Soleil shows are known ...

A Punk or a Gentleman: Off Broadway Theatre Review by Sarah Moss


Sometimes, the ordinary is extraordinary. Such is “A Punk or a Gentleman” presented for its world premiere by the Theater for the New City, inviting the audience into an ironic ten-character tale of an abused womanizer named Darren. In the height of the repercussions of the Me Too Movement, playwright ...

Neurotic Mom Equals Compassionate Kids by Dana Klosner


From the moment they were born my kids knew they were the center of my life. If you ask them now, they might say I had their backs a little too much. But through it all, I think they learned compassion and empathy. My son was born first, when I was ...

Theatre Poster Art Takes Center Stage by Robin Gorman Newman


As you may already know, if you regularly read my blog, I am a HUGE theatre lover.  I go often, have produced, worked on a promotional level with shows, written reviews, profiled thespians, studied playwriting and am now developing an Off Broadway musical.   So, it was especially interesting to attend ...

You Will Be Found: Insight Into Teen Mental Health: A Roundtable led by Dear Evan Hansen, Time and Philosophy Hope and Grace Initiative by Robin Gorman Newman


I am a huge fan of the Tony Award winning Broadway musical, Dear Evan Hansen, and have had the opportunity to see it twice, once with my then 14 year old middle school age son. He is now 15, and a freshman in high school, and he seems light years ...