Opportunity Seeking Starts Early by Richard Rende, PhD and Jen Prosek (Excerpted from Raising Can-Do Kids)


So how can we foster opportunity seeking in our children? For decades, scholars have articulated a model for teaching children how to take forays into the unknown and deal with life’s uncomfortable or risky moments. Attachment theory, as it is called, dates back to the seminal work of John ...

Things You Need to Know About Parenting In the USA (When You’re an Aussie) – By Vicky Dal Molin


So I came across quite an amusing article today titled 15 Things You Need To Know About Parenting in Australia by Jenna Gallina**. It brought me back and reminded me exactly how fabulous growing up in Australia really was. Which made me think…. If it that much different here in ...

Older Mom, Keeping Up With the Children, by Lori j Loesch


I'm a later than sooner mom.  That said, raising a family is tough, especially in this complicated world we live in.  Being an older mom, is tougher.  I am going through menopause, and it feels like it's killing me.  I feel like a stranger in my own body, the body ...

Guest Blog Post: Rockin’ in the Free World by Susan Konig, later mom & author, Teenagers & Toddlers Are Trying to Kill Me


The following is a book excerpt..... Women of my generation were trained early on -- when a Beatle walks in the room, you scream; no other response is appropriate.So when I took the kids to see Ringo Starr play Radio City Music Hall in New York, as soon as the funny ...

Sporting Prowess? Maybe in the Past! – by Vicky Dal Molin


I was reading an article today, that started making me think about whether I have been wearing rose coloured classes when I think about what it would be like to raise a child in Australia today compared to here in NY. My memories of being raised in Australia are so ...

2015… Off to a “Firing” Start! By Vicky Dal Molin


I cannot believe we are in a new year and it has been such a long time since I last sat down and gave myself enough time to write. When did we all become so…. Well for want of a better phrase “time poor”. Work/Life/Kids/Holidays has meant such a shortage ...

Total Feel Goods for Gals from Bottom to Top by Robin Gorman Newman


Introducing SlimSation, the hybrid pant that combines comfort, trend and function all in one. Ideal for the newly pregnant woman or those who are post pregnancy, SlimSation contours the waist, slims the lower tummy and shapes the hips in various silhouettes and sizes ranging from 2-24W. As a new product launched ...

Guest Blog Post: Broken Glass by Linda Beeson Rosendale


My house is, and has always been, boy proof. And by “boy proof” I mean; there is nothing that I’m really concerned about them breaking, nothing down where they can: touch it, kick it, use ninja stealth mode on it, throw pillows or toys or whatever else “accidently” at it, ...

Flea market fun and making memories - by Melissa Swedoski

Flea Market Fun and Making Memories by Melissa Swedoski


When I became at first-time mom at 40, I wondered if I had the stamina to keep up with a little one. Even though there were (and still are) many sleep deprived days, I think we've done a good job keeping up with our girls. And the best part, we're ...

Vitamins For This Later Mom By: Lori Loesch


I started taking vitamins before I got pregnant with my daughter.  A friend of mine from church sold Shaklee Products,  and I started taking Shaklee Vitamins.  It must have worked, because I had a baby at 42 years of age.  My friend joked that, my daughter was such a calm ...