Archive for September, 2018

How to Rekindle Your Marriage When the Kids Leave Home, by Melissa T. Shultz, author, From Mom to Me Again (Book Excerpt)


Marriage and partnerships are hard work, and over many years, issues between two people, even in the best relationships, can get swept under the rug for a variety of reasons. The thing is, once the kids leave, it’s harder to avoid what you’ve been putting off talking about, even if ...

A Tennessee Williams Revival: “A Lovely Sunday for Creve Coeur” Theater Review by Andrea Santo Felcone


[caption id="attachment_27788" align="alignright" width="300"] Kristine Nielsen (Bodey) and Jean Lichty (Dotty). Photo Credit: Joan Marcus.[/caption] When “A Lovely Sunday for Creve Coeur” begins, Dorothea “Dotty” (Jean Lichty), a fit, aging Blanche DuBois-type, is running through her Sunday morning calisthenics. She is trying to busy herself while waiting impatiently for a phone ...

Family Weekend with a Teen Boy to Harrisburg, PA by Robin Gorman Newman


We have been to Hershey, Pennsylvania twice and enjoyed, so when we were offered the opportunity to go on a press road trip to Harrisburg, a neighboring town, my family and I jumped on it.  We knew there were some activities up the alley of my teenage son, Seth. We had ...

Family Trip To Niagara Falls With a Teen by Robin Gorman Newman


To this day, I can remember my family trip to Niagara Falls as a kid.  We rode the iconic Maid of the Mist where we all got soaked and had a great time. Life has a way of coming full circle, and my son, 15, decided that this would be the ...

The Letting Go Hand by Nancy Carolyn Kwant


We hold hands, my girl and I, as we walk up the road to school.  In her free hand is her Dora lunch box and in mine is the dog’s leash.  I have come to savor these early morning walks. Kindergarten has started.  Gone are the days of strolling leisurely through ...

Family Vacation to Toronto with a Teen by Robin Gorman Newman


This was the summer of extreme humidity and rain in New York, so we were anxious to go on vacation, with the hope that weather might more comfortable elsewhere.  Toronto did not disappoint on that level and in general. [caption id="attachment_27653" align="alignleft" width="300"] (Lobby - partial view)[/caption] We began our vacation in ...

NEUROSIS: Show Review by Robin Gorman Newman


How many of us have a little voice in our head that leads us to make certain choices or question decisions?  The same voice can nag and promote self doubt and insecurity, especially when it comes to matters of the heart.  Neurosis, the Off Broadway musical jumps on this inventive ...

SHOW TICKET GIVEAWAY & DISCOUNT: Tennessee William’s A Lovely Sunday


Theatre at St. Clement’s 423 West 46 Street, NYC 10036 www.LaFemmeTheatreProductions.org Directed by Austin Pendleton  In this unique tragicomedy, four women in Depression-era St. Louis live and work together in a valiant effort to stave off loneliness and despair. And, along the way, they uncover false idols – and maybe even themselves.  La Femme ...

Home Alone: When the Kids Leave For College by Melissa T. Shultz, author, From Mom to Me Again (Book Excerpt & Giveaway)


Kids move out emotionally at least a year before they do physi­cally. And it’s important to remember that it’s mostly a one-sided thing—we’re the ones who are left behind with memories of them in every corner. As far as leaving us is concerned, in their minds, we’re always here—they know where to ...

Meet Later Mom Angel Underhill


AGE: 46 RELATIONSHIP STATUS: Married RESIDENCE: Chicago CHILDREN’S NAMES/AGES:Hazel/3 I have been singing most of my life. My undergraduate degree is a BFA in musical theatre. After graduating I moved to Chicago to pursue a performance career in the Chicagoland theatre scene.  I was cast in productions such as West Side Story at Drury Lane Theatre and ...