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“Green” Home Cleaning – Cost Effective Convenience: Product Review by Robin Gorman Newman


My family has been very fortunate over the years to have a wonderful cleaning woman come twice/month to our private house, but she recently suffered a leg injury and has since been recuperating. Some love to clean their homes....but that has never been me.  A friend in my community takes great ...

“Fully Realized Humans” Film Review by Andrea Santo Felcone


[caption id="attachment_31157" align="alignright" width="300"] Jess Weixler (Jackie), Joshua Leonard (Elliot) in Fully Realized Humans (c) Gravitas Ventures[/caption] There may never be ‘the perfect time’ to have a baby. I will always remember sitting with a co-worker explaining that my husband and I ‘weren’t ready yet’ to have children, when she pointed ...

Catcher of the Light: Recognize and Record Your Child’s Clues to Purpose by Samantha Aker (Book Excerpt)


CHAPTER 2   A Reason for Being   Not only must we be good, but we must also be good for something. Henry David Thoreau   “The two most important days in your life are the day you are born and the day you find out why,” said Mark Twain. For a lucky few, purpose is ...

How to Juggle Being a New Mom with an Elderly Parent


When you’re a new mom, all you want to focus on is your baby, so it’s hard when you have to juggle care for a young child as well as an elderly parent. A newborn requires a considerable amount of time and energy, and even as your child gets older, ...

Executive Function Strategies for New College Students: Three Tips to Empower Your Teen by Sasha Shtern, CEO, Goally


College can be one of the most incredible experiences for your kids, but it can also be one of the most challenging transitions they will face. I mean, consider this: they go from having a consistent curfew to having none, from spending eighty percent of their day actually in class ...

Empty Nesters by Ali Skylar


Robin, the founder and fearless leader of the Motherhood Later blog and community, recently helda  Clubhouse conversation in the club Moms Over 40 Tell All to discuss our experiences and whirlwind of feelings about being empty nesters. We had a great conversation.  A couple of us had already been through the ...

Spark: How Genius Ignites, from Child Prodigies to Late Bloomers by Claudia Kalb (Book Excerpt)


The enigmatic circumstances of our lives—where we’re born, when we’re born, to whom we’re born—are defined by some measure of luck. Parents, teachers, and mentors play a pivotal role and come in myriad forms. Sara Blakely turns to a motivational speaker to help guide and buoy her. Roosevelt, orphaned at ...

When in doubt… #CreateMeaning by Pamela Francis


I once worked as the receptionist at a talent agency in Hollywood.  We represented Tyrese Gibson before he quite became the international R&B heartthrob and star of the Fast & Furious series he would later become.  We represented Regina Hall before the Scary Movie parodies.  And we had Wilmer Valderrama swiped right out from ...

THE DISINTEGRATING STUDENT by Dr. Jeannine Jannot (Book Excerpt)


The Miraculous Transformation I have always been fascinated by the changes we see in our children as they grow; physically and psychologically. In what seems like the blink of an eye they go from infancy to adolescence, and the miraculous transformation starts the moment they are born. We revel in their ...

Am I Destined to be a Bad Parent? by, Bailey Gaddis, author, Asking for a Pregnant Friend (Book Excerpt)


All too often, pregnant women and the mothers of newborns have questions they are too ashamed or scared to ask their doctors, friends, mothers, and sisters. What is that smell? Is the fetus really okay when I have sex? What should I do if I’m sad about my baby’s gender? Why ...