THE HIGHLY SENSITIVE PARENT: Be Brilliant in Your Role, Even When the World Overwhelms You By Elaine Aron, Ph.D. (Book Excerpt)


Emotional Regulation Since you are going to feel more deeply as a parent because of your innately greater emotional responsiveness, you need to become an expert in emotional regulation. Because of your depth of processing, once you have thought through emotional regulation, I think you’ll be better at it than ...

Smash Your Parenting iShoulds by Amber Trueblood, author, Stretch Marks (Book Excerpt & Giveaway)


Chapter One SMASH YOUR iSHOULDS All the Woulda-Coulda-Shouldas layin’ in the sun, talking ‘bout the things they woulda-coulda-shoulda done... But those Woulda-Coulda-Shouldas all ran away and hid from one little did.  Shel Silverstein I have this one stretch mark that’s longer and wider than all the rest. When I lay on my ...

Meet Later in Life Mother Amy Klein: Interview by Robin Gorman Newman


[caption id="attachment_29752" align="alignleft" width="300"] Amy Klein headshots in Central Park on March 8, 2020[/caption] AGE: 48 RELATIONSHIP STATUS: Married RESIDENCE: NYC I’m a journalist who writes about health and later, fertility. I had New York Times column following my journey through fertility and now a book, The Trying Game: Get Through Fertility Treatment and Get Pregnant ...

Ticket Giveaway & Special Offer: EMOJILAND THE MUSICAL


A New York Times Critics’ Pick! EMOJILAND: THE MUSICAL   Starring a cast of Broadway Favorites including Lesli Margherita (Matilda), Lucas Steele (The Great Comet), Ann Harada (Cinderella), Josh Lamon (The Prom), George Abud (The Band’s Visit), Felicia Boswell (Motown), Jacob Dickey (Disney’s Aladdin), Max Crumm (Disaster!), Natalie Weiss (YouTube’s Breaking Down the Riffs) & More! Now thru March ...

Through the Eyes of a Child by Later in Life Mother Liimu McGill


You’ve seen your toddler fall down while playing. What happens next? Sometimes kids barely notice when they fall. A tumble that might look scary to you doesn’t phase them—they bounce right back up and keep going. Sometimes they look to you for a reaction. If you stay calm, they realize they’re not ...

Meet Later in Life Mom: Laurie Gelman


AGE:  53 RELATIONSHIP STATUS:  Very Happily Married RESIDENCE:  New York City DAUGHTERS’ NAMES/AGES: Jamie, 16 Misha, 13 Laurie Gelman was born and raised in the Great White North. She spent 25 years as a broadcaster in both Canada and the United States before trying her hand at writing novels. Laurie lives in New York City with ...

Pulling the Sheets Off My Sleep Apnea by Robin Gorman Newman


When my son was born, sleep deprivation was a given.  Between infant nighttime feedings and creatures that go boo in adolescent nightmares, my husband and I were regularly on call. Fast forward, my son is now a teen, and I’m a highly symptomatic peri-menopausal mother. As a later in life mom, I ...

Meet Later Mom: Mary Ostyn


NAME: Mary Ostyn AGE: 47 RELATIONSHIP STATUS: Married to my high school sweetheart, John RESIDENCE:  Nampa, ID CHILDRENS NAMES/AGES: Amanda 26, Erika 24, Jared 22, Daniel 20, Lidya 19, Zeytuna 16, Josh 16, Ben 16, Emily 12, Julianna 9 I am the author of three books:  Forever Mom: What to Expect When You're Adopting,  Family Feasts for $75 ...

Meet Later in Life Mother Joan Lunden


AGE: 62 MARITAL STATUS: Married RESIDENCE: Greenwich, CT HUSBAND’S NAME: Jeff Konigsberg CHILDREN’S NAMES/AGES: Jamie – 31, Lindsay – 29, Sarah – 25, Kate and Max – 9, Jack and Kimberly – 7 Joan Lunden exemplifies today’s modern working woman. Since hosting ABC’s Good Morning America for nearly two decades, making her the longest running ...

Epic by Peggy Bogaard-Lapp


Ah, summer, I welcome you! Even though you bring a frenzy of activities, I have been patiently waiting for you, checking off days on the calendar since way back in October. Now that you are here, let’s get busy! In between the end of the school year, Memorial Day celebrations, the ...