Approaching Menopause with Positivity by Carol E. Wyer, author, Grumpy Old Menopause (Book Excerpt)


One of the most frightening experiences I had was my first panic attack, also referred to as panic disorder. I believed I was going to die from a heart attack. Because of the hormonal fluctuations occurring inside the menopausal woman’s bodies, several physical and psychological effects take place, and panic ...

Guest Blog Post: 10 Reasons Moms Need a Sacred Bath Break! by Paulette Kouffman Sherman


I’m a working mom of a 5 year old and 8 year old.  I had my kids when I was 36 and 39 years old.   Maybe that’s why I’m often tired.  I’m a psychologist and a writer, plus my commute to work is over an hour.  I can’t tell you ...

GUEST BLOG POST: What You Say Matters by Paul Axtell (book excerpt from Ten Powerful Things to Say to Your Kids)


Excerpt from Ten Powerful Things to Say to Your Kids: Creating the Relationship You Want with the Most Important People in Your Life by Paul Axtell   [caption id="attachment_23265" align="alignright" width="243"] Photo by Cindy Officer[/caption] If you can talk openly and meaningfully about what matters, your relationships will be special. The ability to ...

As your cup runneth over….by Wendy Sue Noah


We all know the drill as mothers.  There is almost always something to do, to take care of, to not forget about, and let’s not forget to take care of ourselves, too! Being a mom is by far the most challenging, frustrating and rewarding job I have ever had, and ...

GUEST BLOG POST: Been there, done that. Now I have two kids. by Zoe Richmond


The Music and Arts Festival Coachella was recently held.  It is a three-day music festival in the Coachella Valley, near Palm Springs, California. Headliners included acts like Guns n’ Roses, LCD Soundsystem and Calvin Harris. Earlier in the year, my friend was trying to convince me to go.  “No. And hell ...

GUEST BLOG POST: Are You Choosing Love…or Fear? by Renee Peterson Trudeau


This past Sunday evening on Mother’s Day, I returned home from an amazing retreat feeling euphoric and transformed. My husband and son picked me up from the airport. My teen had just returned from a late-night sleepover so my expectations for the evening were low: a quick bite out at ...

Guest Blog: What It’s Really Like to Have Twins at 50 by Tami Green


My absolutely, positively, adorable, twin girls are feeding me baby carrots. They are seriously cute, and they are my best little friends, but it was hard as hell to have them at my age. They are not my only children. Nor are they the only babies I had “later in life.” ...

Guest Blog Post: Three Keys for Success with Highly Sensitive Kids by Maureen Healy


Our sensitive children are intense. It is this intensity that can go quickly in the “right direction” by immersing into a creative project or in the “wrong direction” by crying their eyes out. Our highly sensitive and aware children need us --- parents, teachers and healers, to help them understand ...

Guest Blog Post: From Infertility to Hope and Beyond by Michele Talamo (a later mom)


My story begins with the joy and happiness of getting married at 37 year old (my husband was 39). We both wanted a family for so long and now was our chance to start one! Easy right? or so we thought! I was fortunate to get pregnant the second month ...

Summer’s End by Linda Beeson Rosendale


We're gearing up for back to school; supplies bought and separated for each child, new backpacks and lunch boxes, medications and school forms ready and turned in. For once, I can say I'm not excited to see them go back. Maybe it's because of the horrific year we had last year; ...