Executive Function Strategies for New College Students: Three Tips to Empower Your Teen by Sasha Shtern, CEO, Goally


College can be one of the most incredible experiences for your kids, but it can also be one of the most challenging transitions they will face. I mean, consider this: they go from having a consistent curfew to having none, from spending eighty percent of their day actually in class ...

Empty Nesters by Ali Skylar


Robin, the founder and fearless leader of the Motherhood Later blog and community, recently helda  Clubhouse conversation in the club Moms Over 40 Tell All to discuss our experiences and whirlwind of feelings about being empty nesters. We had a great conversation.  A couple of us had already been through the ...

THE DISINTEGRATING STUDENT by Dr. Jeannine Jannot (Book Excerpt)


The Miraculous Transformation I have always been fascinated by the changes we see in our children as they grow; physically and psychologically. In what seems like the blink of an eye they go from infancy to adolescence, and the miraculous transformation starts the moment they are born. We revel in their ...

Am I Destined to be a Bad Parent? by, Bailey Gaddis, author, Asking for a Pregnant Friend (Book Excerpt)


All too often, pregnant women and the mothers of newborns have questions they are too ashamed or scared to ask their doctors, friends, mothers, and sisters. What is that smell? Is the fetus really okay when I have sex? What should I do if I’m sad about my baby’s gender? Why ...

Meet Later Mom Dina Lewis


AGE:  53 RELATIONSHIP STATUS:  Single RESIDENCE:  Chicago AGE OF YOUR DAUGHTER: 9 years Did you always want to be a mom?  I always wanted to be a mom, I just didn’t know when it would happen.  I spent my 20's and 30's figuring myself out and then building a career.   When I was ...

Mommin’ It by Harriet Shearsmith (Book Excerpt)


Reprinted with permission from Mommin’ It by Harriet Shearsmith, Kyle Books 2021 Let’s talk chores When I first became a mum, I never really thought of chores as something that was a controversial or debatable topic. Your kids live in the house, they will one day have 
to live alone – be ...

13 THINGS STRONG KIDS DO by Amy Morin (Book Excerpt)


Chapter 2: They Empower Themselves Jayden woke up on his last day of summer vacation wishing he could make his break last just a little longer. Tomorrow was his first day of junior high, and he was dreading it. Not too long ago, he actually liked school. He got good grades and ...

Seeking Meaningful Ways to Engage Your Kids? Meet Andy Zurcher, Co-Founder, Kidiosity: Interview by Robin Gorman Newman, founder, Motherhoodlater.com (Two Months Free Opportunity)


  Kidiosity is such an interesting name.  Can you explain the inspiration Kidiosity is a mashup of Kids and Curiosity.  The inspiration comes from our kids, and all of the wonderful attributes that come from having a curious mind.  How different would the world be if we, as grown-ups, were able to ...

The ABCs of Being Mom by Karen Bongiorno (Book Excerpt)


It takes strength and stamina to be a mother. It is a continuing journey, and you need to pace yourself. Eat healthy foods, get sufficient rest, take time to relax and unwind. It’s a big challenge to take care of both yourself and your child, so you need to maintain ...

Overcoming the Mom-Life Crisis: Ditch the Guilt by Nina Restieri (Book Excerpt)


Excerpted from Overcoming the Mom-Life Crisis: Ditch the Guilt, Put Yourself on the To-Do List, and Create A life You Love by Nina Restieri, courtesy of Post Hill Press.   Chapter 11: Secret Weapons All there is to do, right at this very moment, is to breathe in, breathe out, and kiss the ...