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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Around the World in 80 Days: Show Review by Lainie Gutterman


Monday
May 13, 2019

There has always been something about the call of the unknown. Published in 1873, Around the World in Eighty Days is an adventure novel written by French writer Jules Verne.

I admit that my family has not yet had the opportunity to travel around the globe as much as I would like. That said, I was extremely excited to spend Mother’s Day bringing my son to see this theatrical re-imaging of Verne’s timeless story at The New Victory Theater.

Taken from the theatre’s performance description: The clock is ticking! With a fortune at stake, Phileas Fogg and his silly sidekick, Passepartout, must abandon the misty streets of Victorian London and circumnavigate the globe in just 80 days, or lose everything. Get swept up in the adventure as they race across Asia on the back of an elephant, speed by steamer ship over the stormy Pacific and ride the railroad through the American Wild West. Adapted by Laura Eason from Jules Verne’s classic novel, this fast-paced, globe-trotting theatrical romp is jam-packed with slapstick hilarity and comic book-style action scenes. Hurry, there’s no time to waste!

A talented ensemble of eight actors play over 125 characters in this high-caliber, globe-trotting tale. The … Continue reading..



Central Park TV & Movie Sites Tour provided by “On Location Tours” Review by Andrea Santo Felcone


Monday
May 13, 2019

Did you know that William Cullen Bryant (1794-1878), poet, journalist, and editor-in-chief of the New-York Evening Post–the man Bryant Park is named after–is credited as the first to advocate for Central Park? Bryant put out a letter as a call to action for the public authorities to provide extensive open grounds for the public to use an area for shade and recreation. He wanted something city dwellers could enjoy without having to leave the city. In response to this plea, a design contest was held, and landscape architect Frederick Law Olmsted, and architect/landscape designer Calvert Vaux won the competition. That was the beginning of Central Park–the first public park built in America–a park that has come to mean so much for so many.Central Park

This was only one of several interesting facts imparted by our friendly “On Location Tours” tour guide, Madeline, on the “Central Park TV & Movie Sites Tour” that my friend Abby and I attended on Saturday, May 4th. Madeline, like all of the guides that work for “On Location Tours,” is an actor, and as such was perfectly suited to provide details on television shows and movies that have been filmed in Central Park. Although this … Continue reading..



The Joys of Raising Boys: The Good, the Bad, and the Hilarious: A Memoir by Diane Auten (Book Excerpt)


Friday
May 10, 2019

Relationships

TEACHING BOYS HOW to love is one of the most important jobs that we have in this world. So many boys grow up unable to express them­selves, whether it comes from societal influences, peer pressure, or parental shaming, it is a norm that as a society, we must turn around.

Without getting too heavy here, I am sure that most of us can agree that face-to-face communication skills are declining in our society today. A lot of us have become too dependent on technology, and many of us have lost some of the humanity of connecting with others on a deeper level—looking into some­one’s eyes when they talk to us, having empathy in difficult situations, and truly listening when someone is talking. This lack of connection is also rubbing off on our boys.

I don’t necessarily want to go into all of the theory behind why it is harder for (most, not all) boys and men to communicate, but research shows us that it is true. The roots of empathy start early, and when it comes to nurturing empathy skills, girls have the upper hand. If you think about it, most girls grow up play­ing games that involve communication … Continue reading..



Broadway’s Brightest Stars – New York Times Talk: by Robin Gorman Newman


Wednesday
May 8, 2019

What a special night this was!

Michael Paulson is a Theatre Reporter for the New York Times who I had the opportunity to meet when I was a producer on Natasha Pierre and the Great Comet of 1812.  I recall he was a nice guy, insightful writer and a Comet fan, which was so appreciated. When I heard he was moderating this Times event, I knew he would knock it out of the park.

The evening with a combination of performance and talk featuring a selection of Tony nominees from the current season. Paulson not only kept the conversation swiftly moving, but got some interesting reveals from each performer.

An elegant Stephanie Block, nominated for The Cher Show, kicked things off with a powerhouse performance of The Way of Love.  She shared about her challenge achieving the Cher sound and how she unexpectedly landed upon it when applying whitening strips to her teeth, which led her to speak differently.

Rashidra Scott of Ain’t Too Proud, and a crew of talented backup singers, delivered a superb rendition of If You Don’t Know Me By Now.  She shared how she moved to Hong Kong early in her  career to take a singing … Continue reading..



Julian Lennon Celebrates His Newest Children’s Book with “The Moms” by Andrea Santo Felcone


Friday
May 3, 2019

When Julian Lennon sat with author Bart Davis to think about what project he might pursue next, Lennon was planning to write his memoir. You can imagine how interesting a memoir written by the son of famed Beatles music legend John Lennon and Julian’s beloved mother, Cynthia Lennon (John’s first wife), would be, of course. But the conversation took a turn when Davis asked if Lennon had ever considered writing a children’s book. Lennon felt he would only be able to write a children’s book, if it reflected his true passion—mainly his love of the Earth and his commitment to the environment. This exchange led directly to their collaboration on “Touch the Earth,” the first book in what is now a bestselling trilogy of books, followed closely by “Heal the Earth,” and now, the recently released, “Love the Earth”.

This backstory was just one of the interesting things Lennon discussed with Denise Albert at her Mamarazzi® event on Thursday, April 25, at Queensyard restaurant in the brand-new Hudson Yards, NYC. Denise is one half of the duo (with Melissa Musen Gerstein) known as, “The Moms,” –a multi-platform lifestyle brand–and as such the two have appeared on television, radio, online, and … Continue reading..



Are You Single & Looking to Meet Someone? Or is There Someone Single in Your Life Who Needs Dating Advice?!


Wednesday
May 1, 2019

I am not only the founder of MotherhoodLater.com, but have worked for quite a number of years as a Love Coach for Singles, and have been seen on CNN, The Today Show, Good Day NY, and featured in the NY Times and beyond.  I work with women (and men) of all ages to help them lead fuller social lives by creating a strategic plan of action.

If you’ve found yourself frustrated with online dating, there are other activities you may pursue and actually enjoy, and that’s where I come in.  I can work in person or via the phone.  I am the author of How to Meet a Mensch in NY  and How to Marry a Mensch, which is serving as the inspiration for the Off Broadway musical currently in development.  I may be reached at rgnewman@optonline.net.

Visit www.lovecoach.com for information including advice and articles. Autographed copies of my book are for sale.… Continue reading..



ACCIDENTALLY BRAVE: Show Review by Robin Gorman Newman


Sunday
April 21, 2019

It is nearly impossible, as both a wife and mom, to wrap my head around the shock and betrayal….along with a boatload of other sentiments (and expletives)….that a woman would experience and potentially spew out when her marriage is truly tested due to the unthinkable.

Maddie Corman, who wrote and stars in this solo show, shares with unrelenting candor and heart about a family nightmare that would stop anyone in their tracks. With raw vulnerability and wit, she enacts her story of perseverance and hope, and endeavors to impart words of wisdom gleaned the hard way.

She lets us know from the get go that she is not “ok.”  Four year ago, driving to the set of a television show she was featured in, her daughter called screaming that the police have arrived at their home and are confiscating her husband’s computer.  TV Director Jace Alexander, Ms. Corman’s husband of 17 years, was found to have been regularly viewing minors performing sexual acts on his computer.

Mr. Alexander winds up entering rehab for over a month and later gets sentenced to 10 years’ probation.  While not accused of engaging in the sex acts, he still has to register as a … Continue reading..



Supporting an Allergen Free Home by Robin Gorman Newman


Friday
April 19, 2019

It’s been some time since I’ve blogged about a product, but I couldn’t resist when I was presented with this opportunity.

In recent years, I’ve developed seasonal allergies along with a sensitivity to dust, so I’ve become extremely conscious of keeping our home as clear as possible of allergens.  It is impossible to reach a level of perfection, but having a vacuum cleaner that helps do the job is a vital part of the process.

I was not familiar with ZeroG Vacuums when they approached me, but I have since become a fan. What caught my eye in particular is their new antimicrobial bag.

The designers and suppliers of a weightless vacuum system, they recently launched three-ply antimicrobial vacuum bags custom made to fit its units.

The outer layer of the bag is made up of a high efficiency particulate air (HEPA) 13 filter, which is able to trap the majority of pollen, bacteria, and fungal spores. The innermost layer of the bag consists of the same material, doubling its potential effectiveness. The bag’s middle layer is infused with Silver Ion. Silver Ion is able to inhibit the growth of over 800 germs, mold, and bacteria, including such dangers as … Continue reading..