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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 ...

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 ...

How Can You Help Your Teen Sleep Better?


You may have noticed that your teen is frequently tired of late, particularly now that school has begun.  Most likely they are not getting enough sleep. Without ample restorative sleep, their productivity and focus will not be up to par. Teenagers need to sleep at least 8 to 10 hours every ...

Why Will No One Play With Me? by Caroline Maguire (Book Excerpt)


From WHY WILL NO ONE PLAY WITH ME?: The Play Better Plan to Help Children of All Ages Make Friends and Thrive by Caroline Maguire, PCC, M.ED.  Copyright © 2019 by the author and reprinted with permission from Grand Central Publishing. All rights reserved.   Imagine the brain as a busy harbor, ships coming ...

You’ll Grow Out Of It by Jessi Klein (Book Excerpt)


From YOU’LL GROW OUT OF IT by Jessi Klein. Copyright © 2016 by the author and reprinted with permission from Grand Central Publishing. All rights reserved.   TRYING I have always hated the phrase We’re trying, which couples generally use to describe their attempts at conceiving a child. I used to think it was ...

MAKE BELIEVE: Show Review by Robin Gorman Newman


[caption id="attachment_28954" align="alignleft" width="300"] (photo credit: Joan Marcus)[/caption] I have long been a fan of playwright Bess Wohl, soon to be making her anticipated Broadway debut with Grand Horizons.  Ever since I saw Small Mouth Sounds, she has been on my theatrical radar, and Make Believe is yet another reason I ...

Immersive Theater in a Karaoke Bar–Review by Andrea Santo Felcone


My typical Saturday night usually involves some T.V., maybe a book, that kind of thing. You can imagine just how far I had to step out of my comfort zone to say “yes” to the most recent invitation to come my way through Motherhood Later. Would I go to an ...

And then they change… by Maureen Eich VanWalleghan


Raising kids is hard. Uncoupling while raising kids is even harder. The reasons one wants a divorce vary from relationship to relationship, but needless to say something becomes untenable and so one or both parties decide that ending the marriage is the only option. Throw in some kids and the complexity ...

Smoothing the Start of College for Your Child by Jacqueline Jones, MD


I couldn’t help myself. My shopping cart was almost filled as I wheeled around the California Walmart getting what I believed were essentials for my second child’s dorm room. A table light, comfy sheets, new pillows, a wastepaper basket (oh, and look at that great rug!)—item after item filled my ...