Mindfulness: Free the Past and the Future by Sez Kristiansen, author, Inspired Mama (Book Excerpt)


My son started daycare as soon as I took up work again. I felt our connection slip away, so I decided to make “Mama and Mathias time” once a week. Sometimes it was just a morning, while other times it was a whole day; I devoted time to just being ...

But They Are Such Cute Little Narcissists……by Kristen Howerton, author, Rage Against The Minivan (Book Excerpt)


They’re awful people. They’re tiny, tiny little Hitlers, all of them......Donald Glover   If I had to sum up motherhood in one philosophical statement it would be this: They come out of the womb as narcissists, and you have eighteen years to try to change that. If, by the time they move out ...

How to Raise Joyful Kids by Alyssa Shaffer, author The Happiness Formula (Book Excerpt)


Excerpted from The Happiness Formula: Simple Habits for a More Joyful Life by Alyssa Shaffer, published March 2020 by Centennial Books.    There Are Steps You Can Take To Make Sure Your Children Always Look On The Sunny Side Did you know that happiness can be learned? “Think of happiness as a set ...

Smash Your Parenting iShoulds by Amber Trueblood, author, Stretch Marks (Book Excerpt & Giveaway)


Chapter One SMASH YOUR iSHOULDS All the Woulda-Coulda-Shouldas layin’ in the sun, talking ‘bout the things they woulda-coulda-shoulda done... But those Woulda-Coulda-Shouldas all ran away and hid from one little did.  Shel Silverstein I have this one stretch mark that’s longer and wider than all the rest. When I lay on my ...

Recognizing a Mistake and Learning From It by Dr. Amy Alamar, author, Parenting for the Genius (Book Excerpt)


With reflection on your decisions, you can make opportunities to learn from your mistakes. By now you should realize that learning from your mistakes is one of the mantras in this book. It’s ok to make that mistake so long as you - come on, you know what I’m going ...

KB Gymnasium Promotes Brain Growth in Kids by Kaili Sanderson


What was the inspiration to launch KB GYMNASIUM? KB Gymnasium, located in Brooklyn, is the brainchild of three fathers -- myself and my partners -- looking for innovative and educational activities for our kids. Even though we live in a city with one of the largest number of cultural attractions and ...

Meet Later in Life Father Richie Jackson: Interview by Robin Gorman Newman


AGE:  54 RELATIONSHIP STATUS:  Married RESIDENCE:  New York City CHILDREN’S NAMES/AGES: Jackson (19) and Levi (3) I am the author of Gay Like Me (HarperCollins), and I recently produced the Tony Award-nominated play Harvey Fierstein’s Torch Song on Broadway. I also executive produced Showtime’s Nurse Jackie for seven seasons and co-executive produced the film Shortbus. Visit https://www.richiejacksongaylikeme.com/   What did ...

Don’t Let Fear Stop You by Dr. Ivy Ge, author, The Art of Good Enough. (Book Excerpt)


Don’t Let Fear Stop You   Do you have something you’ve always wanted to try but never get around to doing? What has stopped you from real- izing your goal? Too much responsibilities and too little time? No, the real answer is fear. Fear of the Unknown   Fear is like a locked ...

The Grip of Childhood by Cecile David-Weill, author, Parents Under the Influence (Book Excerpt)


Like it or not, we have no more control over our role as par­ents than we do over whom we “choose” to fall in love with. Just as in some measure we fall for partners based on our childhood rather than on our conscious desires as adults, we instinctively model ...

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’ ...