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 ...

Michele Borba, author, Thrivers, The Surprising Reasons Why Some Kids Struggle and Others Shine: Interview by Melissa Couch Salim


Michele Borba has been a teacher, educational consultant and parent for many years, and she has never been more worried about kids than she is right now.  She describes our kids today as strivers—educated, motivated and more privileged than ever before, yet depressed, lonely and empty, and this is according ...

Meet Melissa Bernstein of Melissa & Doug and Author, LifeLines


Q&A With Melissa Bernstein From the outside, your life looks perfect: you started a business from scratch, used your creativity to design toys, and made hundreds of millions of dollars doing it. You’ve been married for 28 years, have 6 kids, 2 dogs, a cat, a beautiful house. Did the fear ...

I am Mama by Later Mom Marina Topsis


I worked in the airline industry for 38 1/2 years and took early retirement at 60 for many reasons. I wish I could say it was solely for my then 4 and 6 year old sons. It turned out to be a great decision. A few months later, 3/16/20, we ...

Mom, You Just Don’t Get It by Ali Skylar


The other day my 21 year old son Chaz called after watching a documentary called The Social Dilemma. According to the filmmakers, this documentary is “a powerful exploration of the disproportionate impact that a relatively small number of engineers in Silicon Valley have over the way we think, act, and ...

All In by Later Mom Ali Skylar


I was at a Motherhood Later Zoom gathering when one of the moms shared a bit about her parenting journey, and how an extremely challenging birth experience “birthed” an incredible commitment on her husband’s part to help make changes in the workplace. On a global scale, Josh Levs’ work has ...

Halloween Treats for the Kid in All of Us by Robin Gorman Newman


Having been in business for over 80 years, Economy Candy is New York's oldest retail candy store and a family owned business. My son, now 17, and I, used to do regular staycations in NYC (we live on Long Island), and during one of those trips, we visited the iconic shop ...

Meet Later-In-Life Mother Stephanie O’Hara


AGE: 46 RELATIONSHIP STATUS: Married RESIDENCE: Norman, Oklahoma NAMES/AGES OF CHILDREN: Aidan, age 12;  Stella, age 4;   Smith, age 4 I am an American mom, wife, author, entrepreneur, lead singer of a rock band, and community leader. I am also an advocate for women experiencing fertility challenges through my infertility memoir “Angel Wings: A Story of ...

Humour, Curiosity and Playfulness – Being 7 All Over Again by Dave Keeling, author, Laughter (Book Excerpt)


Growing old is compulsory, growing up is optional.                                                          .......Bob Monkhouse A statistic that is often bandied around regarding laughter states that children laugh up to 300 times a day whereas adults laugh only around 17 times a day. That said, I’ve seen plenty of adults who never laugh, although that might ...

How to Beat Stress: The Scientific Guide to Being Happy by Alyssa Shaffer (Book Excerpt)


Excerpted from How to Beat Stress: The Scientific Guide to Being Happy by Alyssa Shaffer, published March 2020 by Centennial Books.    When I was 15, I’m pretty sure my biggest source of stress was whether my parents would finally allow me to get my own (landline) phone in my bedroom. My twins ...