The ABCs of Being Mom by Karen Bongiorno (Book Excerpt)


It takes strength and stamina to be a mother. It is a continuing journey, and you need to pace yourself. Eat healthy foods, get sufficient rest, take time to relax and unwind. It’s a big challenge to take care of both yourself and your child, so you need to maintain ...

Overcoming the Mom-Life Crisis: Ditch the Guilt by Nina Restieri (Book Excerpt)


Excerpted from Overcoming the Mom-Life Crisis: Ditch the Guilt, Put Yourself on the To-Do List, and Create A life You Love by Nina Restieri, courtesy of Post Hill Press.   Chapter 11: Secret Weapons All there is to do, right at this very moment, is to breathe in, breathe out, and kiss the ...

Filmmaker Shows Kids Don’t Have to Be Collateral Damage of Divorce: Interview with Ginger Gentile by Later Mom Melissa Couch Salim


  The documentary film is so well done. Parental Alienation is a topic now being shared and discussed as a result of your work over the years. Your first film, Erasing Dad, started the conversations in Argentina and now Erasing Family has a large U.S. and even wider global reach. Congratulations!!! ...

5 Tips for Moms and Dads on How to Learn Your Children’s Love Language by Later Dad Balint Horvath


Your role as a parent involves doing so much including giving them loads of love. But, how do you know what love language your child uses especially in those first few years of being a new parent? It can get even more confusing as your child grows older. I’m fortunate enough ...

Interview with Dr. Harvey Karp, author, The Happiest Toddler on the Block – by Melissa Couch Salim


Dr. Harvey Karp is one of America's most-trusted pediatricians and child development experts. He is also the founder and CEO of Happiest Baby, a smart-tech company, creator of SNOO and other parenting solutions.  Dr. Karp practiced pediatrics in Los Angeles for over 25 years. He is on the faculty of ...

’True Mothers’ (Japanese movie w/subtitles): Review by Hannah Singer


I am an adoptive mom of an 8th grader, adopted from birth, just like the adoptive parents in this movie. When I was offered to review this movie, I was somewhat reluctant. Even after all these years, I am sensitive to the situation. Basically, I didn’t want to be upset or ...

Raising Your Spirited Baby by Mary Sheedy Kurcinka, Ed.D. (Book Excerpt)


Excerpt from RAISING YOUR SPIRITED BABY by Mary Sheedy Kurcinka, Ed.D. Copyright © 2020 by Mary Sheedy Kurcinka. Used with permission by William Morrow, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers. All rights reserved.   Chapter 3 What Do I Need to Stay Calm So I Can Calm My Baby? Untangling Our Emotions, Reframing Our Experiences, ...

Be All In: Raising Kids for Success in Sports and Life by Christie Pearce Rampone and Dr. Kristine Keane (Book Excerpt)


Giving Honest Feedback It is so hard to give negative feedback, especially to our children.  Research on management consistently shows that leaders tend to avoid giving feedback, especially negative or corrective feedback.2 This holds true for parenting as well. Parents are afraid of hurting their children’s feelings or doing damage to ...

Mindfulness: Free the Past and the Future by Sez Kristiansen, author, Inspired Mama (Book Excerpt)


My son started daycare as soon as I took up work again. I felt our connection slip away, so I decided to make “Mama and Mathias time” once a week. Sometimes it was just a morning, while other times it was a whole day; I devoted time to just being ...

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 ...