Archive for October, 2019

ALL HALLOWS EVE: Show Review by Alyson Treglia


[caption id="attachment_29304" align="alignleft" width="300"] (Jennifer Barnhart as Witch in All Hallows Eve - photo by Richard Termine)[/caption] My husband and I have always had a love for Halloween even prior to having our two kids. We plotted our costumes months before, whether purchasing them as a couple costume, or buying supplies ...

Monsoon Season: Show Review by Jo Mispel


Phoenix, Arizona, a dusty desert city with a sometimes spectacular Monsoon season. A season that brings moist tropical air to the dry desert, creating dramatic, and potentially dangerous, weather conditions.  Monsoon Season is also the provocative title of the new production of Lizzie Vieh’s award-winning play, directed by Kristin McCarthy ...

The 31st Annual Festival of New Musicals by Robin Gorman Newman


This was my first experience attending the Festival of New Musicals, and both as a theatre producer and musicals enthusiast, it was a thrill to have the opportunity to see new musicals in the works and to hear from creative teams.  It takes a village to bring a show to ...

I Have (Had) Enough by Jeff Jacobson (Book Excerpt)


You wouldn’t snuggle into my chest. You’d push outward and challenge me with a feat of strength, crawl up onto my shoulder and look all around. I think you were trying to be at least as tall as me. I remember being proud of you back then because when other babies’ ...

Meet Cat Miller, Later Mom, Playwright and Director, THE HOPE HYPOTHESIS


Can you share with us your road to parenthood? It was an unexpected one. I always wanted to have kids. When I was 30, my first marriage ended, and I remember being terrified I had missed my chance. Then, just about three years later, my step-kids came into my life, ...

Praise in Public, Criticize in Private by Margery Kraus, author, ROOTS AND WINGS (Book Excerpt)


CHAPTER TWO ————— Lesson Two: Praise in Public, Criticize in Private As parents and as leaders at work, one of our most important jobs is building character and self-esteem. Public criticism and attacks are the fastest ways to tear people down and destroy self-confidence. One of the guiding principles in raising my children ...

BEETLEJUICE on Broadway: Ticket Giveaway and Discount (from MotherhoodLater.com)


  "THE WHOLE WORLD LOVES BEETLEJUICE!" New York Post  "A BIG, FANTASTICAL FUNHOUSE OF BURTONESQUE MAGIC!" People Magazine  Bring your family to the show The New York Times calls "A JAW-DROPPING FUNHOUSE!" Based on Tim Burton’s dearly beloved film, this hilarious new musical tells the story of Lydia Deetz, a strange and unusual teenager whose whole life changes when she ...

Meet Later Mom Cindy Mich


AGE:   50 RELATIONSHIP STATUS:  In A Relationship RESIDENCE:  Split Time Between Wisconsin and NYC I have been a writer for over 20 years, as well as an award-winning journalist and active media personality. I contribute to various online and offline platforms, and my radio shows, Cin's Chat Corner and Sons Spotlight, hold a ...

RAP GUIDE TO EVOLUTION: Show Review by Hannah Singer


I had the opportunity to see one of Baba Brinkman’s “Guide To” rap shows. ‘Rap Guide to Evolution’ was my obvious choice as my tween and I have had many discussions about evolution vs. Adam & Eve. Right off the bat, you know this will be a show that thinks out ...

Parenting Right From the Start by Dr. Vanessa Lapointe (Book Excerpt)


This has been adapted from Parenting Right From the Start: Laying a Healthy Foundation in the Baby and Toddler Years, 2019 by Dr. Vanessa Lapointe. Published by LifeTree Media.   Your Family History Though the first source of parental programming is inadvertently passed on by our parents, a second major source comes from ...