Ready or Not by Madeline Levine, PhD (Book Excerpt)


C H A P T E R 10 The Future-Proof Family Building a Better Moral Compass and Stronger Communities If you want to go quickly, go alone. If you want to go far, go together. —African proverb When it comes to preparing our children for an unpredictable future, no conversation is complete without stating ...

High Five Discipline: Positive Parenting for Happy, Healthy, Well-Behaved Kids


Chapter 4 - Top Model You’re always live when it comes to your kids watching you. They have front row seats to your conversations and interactions with others. They are privileged to who you really are, behind closed doors. They watch what you watch on TV and learn your opinions from ...

BFF or NRF (Not Really Friends)? A Girls Guide to Happy Friendships, By Jessica Speer (Book Excerpt)


Chapter 9: Making New Friends Sophie’s Story—Always the New Kid “My mom has a job that makes our family move almost every year. I’ve been to four schools already. Just when I get used to a new town, new school, and new friends, I have to start over. I get really ...

Pure Mama Love by Ali Skylar


Sometimes I get triggered. It pulls me down, Down into the abyss of darkness. I work to keep my energy high and clear, But sometimes my mama heart just aches. I ache to make it better, to put my arms around my child and make the yucky stuff go away as they birth into adulthood. I ...

HOW TO TALK WHEN KIDS WON’T LISTEN By Joanna Faber and Julie King: Interview with the Authors by Melissa Couch Salim   


This is such a great book. I love the sample conversation that shows the dos and the don’ts. You start by talking about feelings, which is a BIG topic, especially with toddlers and teens. What are a few top basics that we might remember and practice?  It’s stressful when our ...

Meet Later Mom Kimberly Samson


AGE:  49 RELATIONSHIP STATUS:  Happily Married RESIDENCE:  Los Angeles AGES OF YOUR SONS: 20, 17 and 9 I left a lucrative and prestigious (because at that time, my self worth was my job) position as a money manager with Merrill Lynch to stay home with my children. I had a brief stint back into ...

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 ...