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 ...

7 Tips For Parenting Adult Children – by Ali Skylar


As my kids hit their twenties, there was at first a big sigh of relief.  Okay, now it’s going to get easier.  Uh...I don’t think so! The hardest part?  Well, you don’t realize it until it happens, but it’s the "letting go" part.  All of those times you were exhausted, fried ...

Teaching Kids to Buy Stocks: Interview with Author J.J. Wenrich by Melissa Couch Salim


Why were you passionate about writing a book on this topic?  So many reasons!! First off, I was fortunate to have teachers growing up that taught us about the basics of the stock market, and a little personal finance as well. I am very grateful for the exposure to these topics, ...

Filmmaker Shows Kids Don’t Have to Be Collateral Damage of Divorce: Interview with Ginger Gentile by Later Mom Melissa Couch Salim


  The documentary film is so well done. Parental Alienation is a topic now being shared and discussed as a result of your work over the years. Your first film, Erasing Dad, started the conversations in Argentina and now Erasing Family has a large U.S. and even wider global reach. Congratulations!!! ...

5 Tips for Moms and Dads on How to Learn Your Children’s Love Language by Later Dad Balint Horvath


Your role as a parent involves doing so much including giving them loads of love. But, how do you know what love language your child uses especially in those first few years of being a new parent? It can get even more confusing as your child grows older. I’m fortunate enough ...

Free to Be, You and Me! by Wendy Sue Noah


It’s been almost a full year since the pandemic started. No one, especially us parents, could have imagined what life would be like once our kids were sent home, with a “wait and see” message from the schools. All of a sudden, getting toilet paper became a significant challenge, some ...

Special Kid to Super Kid by Ruthangela Bernadette (Book Excerpt)


The 10 Secrets of Unleashing Your Child’s Superpowers Hey, Ruthangela, it’s your future self here. How’s it going? I bet you’re wondering why I’ve contacted you out of the blue like this. Well, it’s pretty simple, you sent me. Your future self wanted you to know a few things that you ...

Interview with Dr. Harvey Karp, author, The Happiest Toddler on the Block – by Melissa Couch Salim


Dr. Harvey Karp is one of America's most-trusted pediatricians and child development experts. He is also the founder and CEO of Happiest Baby, a smart-tech company, creator of SNOO and other parenting solutions.  Dr. Karp practiced pediatrics in Los Angeles for over 25 years. He is on the faculty of ...

’True Mothers’ (Japanese movie w/subtitles): Review by Hannah Singer


I am an adoptive mom of an 8th grader, adopted from birth, just like the adoptive parents in this movie. When I was offered to review this movie, I was somewhat reluctant. Even after all these years, I am sensitive to the situation. Basically, I didn’t want to be upset or ...

Raising Your Spirited Baby by Mary Sheedy Kurcinka, Ed.D. (Book Excerpt)


Excerpt from RAISING YOUR SPIRITED BABY by Mary Sheedy Kurcinka, Ed.D. Copyright © 2020 by Mary Sheedy Kurcinka. Used with permission by William Morrow, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers. All rights reserved.   Chapter 3 What Do I Need to Stay Calm So I Can Calm My Baby? Untangling Our Emotions, Reframing Our Experiences, ...