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 ...

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 ...

Meet Later-in-Life Mother Suziette Ukey-Agazie: Interview by Robin Gorman Newman


YOUR NAME: Suziette Ukey-Agazie AGE: 42 RELATIONSHIP STATUS: Married NAMES/AGES OF CHILDREN: Wayne/23 and Warren/2 RESIDENCE: Lagos,  Nigeria I love to tell stories and as such, have written for an array of mediums. I have over 10 years experience writing for the stage, advertising and creative writing. I also blog, create content for social media, ...

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 ...