Archive for January, 2021

’True Mothers’ (Japanese movie w/subtitles): Review by Hannah Singer


I am an adoptive mom of an 8th grader, adopted from birth, just like the adoptive parents in this movie. When I was offered to review this movie, I was somewhat reluctant. Even after all these years, I am sensitive to the situation. Basically, I didn’t want to be upset or ...

Valentine’s Day Goodies for the Men in Your Life by Robin Gorman Newman


Periodically I like to review new products that come to my attention…..and with Valentine's Day approaching, I wanted to share a cool, edible, gift idea. If you are like me, it can be challenging to figure out what to give the men in my life....so this caught my eye..... Jerky isn’t ...

Move from Sadass to Badass – Book Excerpt from NOT DONE YET! by Bonnie Marcus


Words matter. Words are powerful. Author Yehuda Berg says, “Words are singularly the most powerful force available to humanity. We can choose to use this force constructively with words of encouragement, or destructively using words of despair. Words have energy and power with the ability to help, to heal, to ...

Flipping Parenting On It’s Head! by Ali Skylar


For me, one of the benefits to being an older parent is that as I’ve gotten older, I’ve gotten wiser.  Wiser though in ways I wish I had been when my kids were younger. I don’t believe that anyone - no matter whether you're a younger or motherhood later mom - ...

Raising Your Spirited Baby by Mary Sheedy Kurcinka, Ed.D. (Book Excerpt)


Excerpt from RAISING YOUR SPIRITED BABY by Mary Sheedy Kurcinka, Ed.D. Copyright © 2020 by Mary Sheedy Kurcinka. Used with permission by William Morrow, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers. All rights reserved.   Chapter 3 What Do I Need to Stay Calm So I Can Calm My Baby? Untangling Our Emotions, Reframing Our Experiences, ...

“Journey Around My Bedroom”, a live-streaming show for children–review by Andrea Santo Felcone


I’ll admit I was intrigued about this show right from the title: "Journey Around My Bedroom.” Afterall, I'm sure I wasn't the only child to spend a great deal of time in my childhood bedroom, dreaming up any number of adventures. (My sister and I were always trying not to ...

It’s Never Too Late by Kathie Lee Gifford (Book Excerpt)


Even though it’s been twenty years since I left Live with Regis and Kathie Lee, I still get asked about Regis almost every day. He was an incredible part of the American landscape for more than five decades and a true pioneer in the television industry. People also ask, “What ...

“Story Pirates’ Creator Club”—A Subscription-based Digital Program To Inspire Your Child to Write, A Review by Andrea Santo Felcone


[caption id="attachment_30604" align="alignright" width="219"] Gimlet Media, Story Pirates Podcast.[/caption] Recently, I had the opportunity to write a review for Motherhood Later about “Story Pirates” and their new creative endeavor: “Sleep Squad” --an immersive virtual theater experience aimed at helping children fall asleep. In case you missed that review, or are unfamiliar with “Story Pirates,” they are a nationally-renowned group of top comedians, musicians, authors, and teachers who ...

Conquering the College Application & Scholarship Process: Recommendation from Robin


Are you in the throes of college conversations with your teen, and does it feel daunting? Could your high school junior or senior use some guidance re: choosing schools? Do you want ideas/support re: exploring suitable merit scholarships and applying? Would you welcome assistance with application completion? Is it hard to stay on track ...

SOUL: a review by Ali Skylar


I may be in the minority but I’m not sure I really liked SOUL - as much as I wanted to! I LOVED the realistic depiction of Manhattan and the characters. I LOVED that the subject matter was about pre-life, life and death. I LOVED Jamie Foxx and Tina Fey. But they kinda of ...