How to Beat Stress: The Scientific Guide to Being Happy by Alyssa Shaffer (Book Excerpt)


Excerpted from How to Beat Stress: The Scientific Guide to Being Happy by Alyssa Shaffer, published March 2020 by Centennial Books.    When I was 15, I’m pretty sure my biggest source of stress was whether my parents would finally allow me to get my own (landline) phone in my bedroom. My twins ...

How to Raise Joyful Kids by Alyssa Shaffer, author The Happiness Formula (Book Excerpt)


Excerpted from The Happiness Formula: Simple Habits for a More Joyful Life by Alyssa Shaffer, published March 2020 by Centennial Books.    There Are Steps You Can Take To Make Sure Your Children Always Look On The Sunny Side Did you know that happiness can be learned? “Think of happiness as a set ...

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 ...

First Relationships by Dr. Amy Alamar, author, The Parenting Project (Book Excerpt)


Heart-based conversations are crucial in defining and maintaining relationships. The relationship you have with your child is the foundation for all other relationships in his life. According to attachment theory, as postulated by John Bowlby and Mary Ainsworth, a child’s ability to securely attach to an adult begins within the ...

Thomas & Friends: Explore the Rails! at the Long Island Children’s Museum: Review by Alyson Treglia


  © 2020 Gullane (Thomas) Limited Thomas & Friends™: Explore the Rails! was created by Minnesota  Children’s Museum, presented by Fisher-Price. Sponsored locally by People’s United Bank. The Long Island Children's Museum (LICM) has been a favorite place to visit over the years, located on museum row in Garden City nestled next to the ...

Meet Later Mom Cindy Mich


AGE:   50 RELATIONSHIP STATUS:  In A Relationship RESIDENCE:  Split Time Between Wisconsin and NYC I have been a writer for over 20 years, as well as an award-winning journalist and active media personality. I contribute to various online and offline platforms, and my radio shows, Cin's Chat Corner and Sons Spotlight, hold a ...

Parenting Right From the Start by Dr. Vanessa Lapointe (Book Excerpt)


This has been adapted from Parenting Right From the Start: Laying a Healthy Foundation in the Baby and Toddler Years, 2019 by Dr. Vanessa Lapointe. Published by LifeTree Media.   Your Family History Though the first source of parental programming is inadvertently passed on by our parents, a second major source comes from ...

You’ll Grow Out Of It by Jessi Klein (Book Excerpt)


From YOU’LL GROW OUT OF IT by Jessi Klein. Copyright © 2016 by the author and reprinted with permission from Grand Central Publishing. All rights reserved.   TRYING I have always hated the phrase We’re trying, which couples generally use to describe their attempts at conceiving a child. I used to think it was ...

And then they change… by Maureen Eich VanWalleghan


Raising kids is hard. Uncoupling while raising kids is even harder. The reasons one wants a divorce vary from relationship to relationship, but needless to say something becomes untenable and so one or both parties decide that ending the marriage is the only option. Throw in some kids and the complexity ...

The Wonder Weeks:  A Stress-Free Guide to Your Baby’s Behavior By Xaviera Plas-Plooij (Book Excerpt)


Chapter: #Blessed and #Stressed The primary aim of The Wonder Weeks is to reassure you and to give you insight into the mental changes your baby goes through as they grow. It is not easy when your baby takes a leap in their development and it affects your baby, you, and ...