I Have (Had) Enough by Jeff Jacobson (Book Excerpt)


You wouldn’t snuggle into my chest. You’d push outward and challenge me with a feat of strength, crawl up onto my shoulder and look all around. I think you were trying to be at least as tall as me. I remember being proud of you back then because when other babies’ ...

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 ...

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 ...

ACCIDENTALLY BRAVE: Show Review by Robin Gorman Newman


It is nearly impossible, as both a wife and mom, to wrap my head around the shock and betrayal....along with a boatload of other sentiments (and expletives)....that a woman would experience and potentially spew out when her marriage is truly tested due to the unthinkable. Maddie Corman, who wrote and stars ...

Love Bug, Sweetie Dear, Pumpkin Pie, Etc by Polly Rosenwaike (Book Excerpt)


From the Book: LOOK HOW HAPPY I’M MAKING YOU Copyright © 2017 by Polly Rosenwaike Published by arrangement with Doubleday, an imprint of The Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group, a division of Penguin Random House LLC   From the story.....Love Bug, Sweetie Dear, Pumpkin Pie, Etc. The book about how to calm your baby said to swing ...

The Adornment of Maternal Attire by Nancy Carolyn Kwant


You first became a part of my wardrobe when my structure stretched to accommodate your growing body. I would shop at thrift stores for larger shirts and skirts not having the money to waste on a growth spurt that would only last for a couple of weeks. I remember starting with one ...

The Excuse of Role by Rachel Martin, author, The Brave Art of Motherhood (Book Excerpt)


From an early age we’re assigned roles: hall monitors, lunch-line captains, student council presidents, shift leaders, camp counselors, resident assistants, and more. We give our kids and ourselves roles that define responsibility even further, such as using chore charts and assigning who’s in charge while we walk to the neighbor’s ...

Guest Blog Post: My Facebook Truth by Bren Romano Monteiro


Gosh. Sometimes I see those "I know you're real life doesn't look like your Facebook one" meme's that keep coming up and I think "oh no! I'm sure everyone thinks that's me with my cutesy non-stop kid photos and happy-go-luckiness." But it's not me. My life really does look like that. Sometimes. Brief ...