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 ...

MEDICAL PARENTING How to Navigate Health, Wellness & the Medical System with Your Child by Jacqueline Jones, MD (Book Excerpt)


The marriage you enter into with your pediatrician can last for more than 21 years, so buyer beware: it is important to spend time deciding what type of person you are, and what type of support and availability you will need. The following story may have played out much differently, had ...

You Were a Kid Once by Adelia Moore, author, Being the Grownup (Book Excerpt)


You Were a Kid Once My parents required clean rooms and made beds of me and of my siblings, without adult help. With my own kids, I cared enough about order to want the rooms eventually cleaned up, but not so much that I needed it done regularly or on their ...

21st Century Parenting: A Guide to Raising Emotionally Resilient Children in an Unstable World by Rick Capaldi, MFT, PhD (Book Excerpt)


Chapter 11 21st Century Parenting in Review “There are only two lasting bequests we can hope to give our children. One of these is roots, the other, wings.” —Johann Wolfgang von Goethe   Remember school, tests, midterms, finals? If you were like many of us, you looked forward to the review prior to the ...

Waves of Mom Emotion by Robin Gorman Newman


It’s not a task I enjoy, but I started receiving warning messages stating my laptop storage is almost at capacity.  So….I’ve begun the painstaking process of email purging. I never would have thought that hitting the Delete key would inspire a piece….but I find myself at the keyboard feeling a wave ...