Blog for Moms Over 35


Our group for older moms over 35 parenting later in life blog features moms and experts sharing.  We share about living life fully over age 35, and write not just about parenting experiences, but life, growth, aging, etc.

Given Robin’s personal passion for sharing cool finds, travel destinations, unique attractions and theatre going, she and others write periodic reviews of products, services, trips, Broadway and Off Broadway shows and other forms of entertainment, attractions and leisure pursuits….whether for kids, moms or couples.

If you’d like to submit a topic, product, destination, event, show or attraction for consideration, write robin@motherhoodlater.com.  Happy to hear from you!

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Put Your Best Foot Forward, Literally by Robin Gorman Newman


Friday
August 16, 2019

Having been recently diagnosed with Plantar Fasciitis (a very painful foot condition), I’ve been on a quest to educate myself both about the best self care and strategy going forward, particularly in the shoe department.

So the timing was perfect when I was introduced to a company called Moji.

Since their introduction in 2017, Moji’s Heated Foam Roller and Heated Massage Balls have become the go-to heated massage products for warm up and recovery for athletes and active people.  And, now with Moji’s Thermal Bag™, you can bring them to your yoga class, gym, dance studio, etc.

“Muscle soreness, pain, and tightness often keep you from working out. Foam rolling helps heal and relax muscle tissue and eases trigger points. Unfortunately, for many people, rolling hurts. By adding heat, our Moji Heated Foam Roller helps to relax and soothe muscles and makes foam rolling feel good. The therapeutic heat increases blood flow as you roll, which helps to loosen tight muscles even more,” says Victor Viner, Moji’s Founder and CEO.

The insulated carrying bag is water resistant, lightweight, soft, and easy to clean.

I have to say…I love the heated foam roller.  I was advised to use a foam … Continue reading..



Four Reasons Women Delay Childbirth Until Midlife


Thursday
August 15, 2019

Anyone reading recent news has surely seen the myriad of articles about the birth rates for women in their 30s being at the highest levels in four decades. You might wonder why women are delaying having children when the medical establishment is so gung-ho on informing us that “Advanced Maternal Age” raises the risk of miscarriage, congenital disabilities, twins, high blood pressure, gestational diabetes, and difficult labor. Here are the four main reasons moms wait to have kids until later in life.

Science and technology give women a choice

Women still struggle with social permission to delay marriage and childbirth. We are no longer labeled spinsters after a certain age, but the question remains, “when are you going to get married?” Or the equivalent, “don’t wait too long to get pregnant!”

In 2016, for the first time in history, more women in their early 30s were having babies than younger moms. The social pressure may still exist, but reliable birth control and assisted reproductive methods have given women control over when they want to begin a family.

Pursuing higher education

High school graduates are increasingly encouraged to pursue higher education; women with degrees have children about seven years later than … Continue reading..



Artwork Inspired by Firefighters and Admired By My Jr. Firefighter Son by Robin Gorman Newman


Monday
August 12, 2019

My son, Seth, has been a Junior Firefighter volunteer in our town for some time, and we had the privilege of attending, a while back, a special event held at the New York City Fire Museum  — New York’s Bravest Honored in a Pop-Up Exhibition by Acclaimed UK Artist, Alexander Millar.

We became instant fans of the artist and recently became the proud owners of one of Millar’s prints (Parade Day….pictured to the left).

His work is so impressive and heartfelt, that it prompted me to share about his inspired artistry.

Taking inspiration from archive material from the New York City Fire Museum, and the Vulcan Society (a fraternal organization of Black Firefighters), including photographs of the 18th, 19th and 20th century firefighter, Millar has created a collection of portraits and cityscapes that show respect, humor and warmth for the everyday heroes of the city, communicating a strong sense of the people behind the uniforms.

Millar donates 20% of the profits from sales of one of his new artworks, ‘We Can Be Heroes’, to the city’s Fire Museum and the Vulcan Society.

 “The New York firefighters are an iconic representation of the spirit of New York in many ways, I Continue reading..



Visiting THE AKC MUSEUM OF THE DOG and GULLIVER’S GATE by Robin Gorman Newman


Thursday
August 8, 2019

My now 16 year old son and I have done many NYC staycations over the years, so he’s developed a love of all that the city has to offer.

While in summer, we try to spend as much time by our community pool as possible….especially this year since he’s working there as a lifeguard….but we decided to venture into the city one afternoon to check out two cool venues.

One which we had been to before…and the other which is fairly new.

Our first stop was “NYC’s only Museum dedicated to man’s best friend.”

While we don’t have a dog, we are both fans, and my son is particularly drawn to German Shepherds and Huskies….so when we were greeted by this lovely statue, he took immediate interest.

The American Kennel Club Museum of the Dog is located 101 Park Ave, very near to Grand Central Station, and it houses one of the world’s largest repositories of canine fine art including works by such famous dog artists as Sir Edwin Landseer, Maud Earl, Arthur Wardle and many more.

Spanning two intimate floors, the gallery includes such interactive exhibits as:

  • “Find Your Match” kiosks that take your photo, aligning its likeness with
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Broadway’s Beetlejuice – Ticket Giveaway and Discount (from MotherhoodLater.com)


Monday
August 5, 2019

“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 meets a recently deceased couple and a demon with a thing for stripes. With an irreverent book, an astonishing set, and a score that’s out of this Netherworld, BEETLEJUICE is “SREAMINGLY GOOD FUN!” (Variety). And under its uproarious surface (six feet under, to be exact), it’s a remarkably touching show about family, love, and making the most of every Day-O!

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Ticket Giveaway

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Flying Lessons: Show Review by Hannah Singer


Monday
August 5, 2019

When I was initially presented with the opportunity to review this musical, I had no idea what to expect and if it would be child-friendly. My date to the play was my 11 year old tween daughter who attends middle school. She likes to think she is 18 and leans towards sassiness. Although, as her mom, I often still see the little girl in her. As I researched what FLYING LESSONS was about, I thought it would be fun for her to see and perhaps learn something, and luckily she agreed! She ended up laughing and crying throughout this play along with me and the other audience members of all ages.

Isabella is the main character, a beautiful Latina middle school girl played wonderfully by Esmeralda Nazario. She lives with her single mom Lydia, played superbly by Desiree Montes.

The story mainly takes place in Isabella’s school classroom and in her bedroom at home. There are some dream and daydream sequences and songs for which reality needs to be suspended. She, after all, meets with both Amelia Earhart, played by Megan Valle (the first woman to fly solo across the Atlantic Ocean) and Frederick Douglass, played by Brandon Martin (after … Continue reading..



Blurry Vision by Sharon O’Donnell


Saturday
July 27, 2019

Is it really the end of July?

Six weeks ago when my youngest son, Jason, graduated from high school, the summer seemed to stretch out lazily ahead of us. His freshman year of college was over two months away, and there seemed to be plenty of time to do and say the things I wanted to do and say before it was time for him to leave. But somehow the weeks passed without a lot of that getting done or said. There was graduation week, filled with fun with friends and family and school events. The next week Jason had his wisdom teeth out, which basically was a ‘lost’ week where nothing really happened except him wearing an ice pack around his face and eating a lot of ice cream, applesauce, and mashed potatoes. Then we went to college orientation at UNC-Charlotte for a few days, and then to Charlottesville, Virginia to accompany my middle son, David, and his fiance as they scoped out wedding venues for next year; this was a brief but fun family trip as our oldest son, Billy, drove down from DC, also. And then it was the 4th of July week, followed by buying college … Continue reading..



BROADWAY BOUNTY HUNTER: Show Review by Robin Gorman Newman


Wednesday
July 24, 2019

Put Annie Golden center stage, particularly to play herself, and it’s no surprise that she nails it both in voice and demeanor…not to mention being a delight to watch.

Ms. Golden is currently receiving above title billing as the lead in BROADWAY BOUNTY HUNTER, the latest Joe Iconis musical making it’s NY Premiere at Greenwich House Theatre on Barrow Street.

The frisky show takes you on a wild, campy ride as we witness a spunky “woman of a certain age” (the first song title) discover her inner ninja and then some. Ms. Golden is in fine, powerhouse voice, and she is a natural at comedy.

Struggling to get roles as a midlife actor (with references made to roles in her actual career, including Hair and The Full Monty) and to make peace with the loss of her  Broadway producer husband Charlie, Ms. Golden, who is having difficulty paying the bills, gets offered the opportunity to chase down criminals and decides to embrace the out of character challenge.  She undergoes arduous physical training and is taken under the wing of martial artist Shiro Jin (Emily Borromeo), who recruits her we later learn for purely selfish reasons, and a studly Lazarus (Alan … Continue reading..