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Interview with Claire Gill, founder National Menopause Foundation, by Robin Gorman Newman, founder, MotherhoodLater.com


Can you clarify the distinction between perimenopause, menopause and post menopause? Natural menopause occurs gradually over several years and has three phases: Perimenopause.  Perimenopause usually begins several years before menopause as the ovaries start to produce less estrogen. This phase lasts up until menopause when the ovaries stop releasing eggs. A ...

How to Deal With Post-Divorce Depression


Getting through a divorce is one of the hardest things a person can face. Moving on after sharing a life together and having certain expectations of that relationship can be both a letdown and challenge. This is not only because of the emotional attachment but also financial aspects, division of ...

It was huge… it was gross… it was a centipede by Pamela Francis


The little pair of boxer briefs sat in a damp corner of the tub. "Yuck," I thought. What would I find? A nighttime accident...? A Virgil's vanilla cream soda spill...? Or maybe not. Maybe they had simply been hanging over the wall of the bathtub one day, had gotten too ...

“Feathers of Fire–The Movie,” Shadow Theater On Film, A Review by Andrea Santo Felcone


Perhaps you have already streamed everything on your movie ‘wish-list’ and are finding drive-in movie tickets hard to come by? (As they sell out at lightning speed.) This scramble for entertainment will most likely be a common thread this summer, but there is some good news. There are talented companies ...

But They Are Such Cute Little Narcissists……by Kristen Howerton, author, Rage Against The Minivan (Book Excerpt)


They’re awful people. They’re tiny, tiny little Hitlers, all of them......Donald Glover   If I had to sum up motherhood in one philosophical statement it would be this: They come out of the womb as narcissists, and you have eighteen years to try to change that. If, by the time they move out ...

Navigating Adoption Later in Life – Meet Later Mom Melissa Couch Salim, founder, Baby Buzz Adoption Advisory & Head, Houston Chapter of MotherhoodLater.com: Interview by Robin Gorman Newman, founder, MotherhoodLater.com


Robin: What led you to adopt? Melissa: My road to adoption was a long and winding one with many speed bumps, hills and unexpected pot holes.  But I stayed the course as somehow, I knew in my heart adoption was for me.  What I didn’t realize is that by the time ...

How to Give Your Kids the Pre-Reading Skills They Need


Learning to read isn’t easy, as most educators can attest, but it’s one of the most important academic skills most children will learn -- and one that they’ll need to use daily for the rest of their lives. As a parent, you can take steps at home to give very ...

Father’s Day Gift & Other Finds/Giveaway by Robin Gorman Newman


Periodically I like to review new products that come to my attention....or at least that are new to me.....so I wanted to share about the following. With Father's Day approaching, this is a cool company to keep on your radar for this occasion and others. Jerky isn't something we keep in the ...

Humour, Curiosity and Playfulness – Being 7 All Over Again by Dave Keeling, author, Laughter (Book Excerpt)


Growing old is compulsory, growing up is optional.                                                          .......Bob Monkhouse A statistic that is often bandied around regarding laughter states that children laugh up to 300 times a day whereas adults laugh only around 17 times a day. That said, I’ve seen plenty of adults who never laugh, although that might ...

“Bleeding Love” Musical Podcast, Review by Andrea Santo Felcone


I miss going to live theater, and what makes it harder still is not knowing when it will be possible to sit in a theater again (or when I will feel comfortable doing so). But, thankfully, theater folk are creative, problem-solving types, and they have found ways around our current ...