Four Reasons Women Delay Childbirth Until Midlife


Anyone reading recent news has surely seen the myriad of articles about the birth rates for women in their 30s being at the highest levels in four decades. You might wonder why women are delaying having children when the medical establishment is so gung-ho on informing us that “Advanced Maternal ...

Meet Later Mom: Shelley Ross


NAME: Shelley Ross RELATIONSHIP STATUS: Married RESIDENCE: New Canaan, CT and NYC, NY CHILDREN: Benjamin Simone 35; Kimberley Simone 33 Shelley Ross is an author, producer, network news executive producer (ABC Good Morning America, PrimeTime Live, CBS The Early Show). Entertainment producer/director of concert specials. Media consultant. President of The Cure ...

HESS Fire Truck Giveaway & LEGO Books by Robin Gorman Newman


My son, 12, has been collecting Hess toy trucks for years now, and this year, he was over the moon when Hess announced the 2015 Hess Fire Truck and Ladder Rescue.  He has long aspired to be a fireman, so this is right up his alley.  Hess trucks are always ...

Meet Later Mom: Author Linda Goodnight


NAME: Linda Goodnight AGE: 65 RELATIONSHIP STATUS: Married RESIDENCE: Oklahoma CHILDREN’S NAMES/AGES: Victoria, 14, Masha, 18 and six more! Linda Goodnight is the award-winning, bestselling author of nearly fifty novels, including her latest, The Memory House. Her books center on broken people, the power of family and love, healing and redemption. She’s been a teacher ...

GUEST BLOG POST: Filling Your Child’s Memory Bank by Susan Newman, Ph.D.


(Adapted from Little Things Long Remembered: Making Your Children Feel Special Every Day by Susan Newman, Ph.D.)   Life swirls at a hectic pace, putting a high premium on finding family time. Amid busy schedules, technology steals more available time than ever before. With so many young children—and parents—enamored with the mesmerizing ...

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, ...

Searching for the Better Me by Melissa Swedoski


A funny thing happened to me recently - I learned to let go of some of the baggage I've been carrying around for years. And when I say years, I mean almost two decades. You'd think at the ripe old age of 44 that I would have transitioned out of ...

Of course I’ve assimilated…. I can spell Mom can’t I? by Vicky Dal Molin


“To begin my life with the beginning of my life, I record that I was born...” …. in a relatively small country town in Australia. However 8 years, 6 months and 18 days ago a much younger, much less wise, much taller (thankyou Mr Blahnik) version of me landed in Manhattan, ...

Busying a 10 Year Old Techie by Robin Gorman Newman


[caption id="attachment_16903" align="alignleft" width="300"] My son, our bird , and his Mac.[/caption] My fifth grade son had a snow day this week, and he was delighted.  In addition to helping my husband shovel and use the new snow blower, he saw it as an opportunity to play on his laptop all ...

Passion Comes in Little Things by Melissa Swedoski


  [caption id="attachment_291" align="alignleft" width="226"] (source)[/caption] Whenever I hear someone speak of passion, I'm not going to lie - I think about romance novels. You can laugh, but haven't we sort of been trained to think of passion in a romantic, even sexual, sense? You've seen the book covers or the DVD ...