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Raising a Son

Mother/Son Tween Travel to London

Robin Gorman Newman | Posted 11.06.2016 | Travel
Robin Gorman Newman

My son, Seth, 12, has developed a fascination with all things British. I'm not quite sure where this ardent interest came from, but we used it as impetus to plan a family trip this past August. My husband was unable to take the time off from work, so it became a mommy and me overseas adventure... our first together.

How My Son Is Teaching Me Not To Say Sorry

Emily Hatch | Posted 07.21.2016 | Parents
Emily Hatch

In all seriousness, hearing my son repeat me -- seeing myself reflected in him and his foul, remorseful mouth -- made me think about what I'm communicating and what I'm not when I constantly say, "I'm sorry."

What Parents and Others Can Learn from Sochi Olympians

Robin Gorman Newman | Posted 04.15.2014 | Parents
Robin Gorman Newman

As parents, we all want our kids to succeed. Not everyone gets to stand on a podium and have a medal draped around their neck. But our kids are heroes in our eyes.

Losing Grandma: A Life Lesson

Robin Gorman Newman | Posted 04.07.2013 | Parents
Robin Gorman Newman

I've always found the notion of death a challenging one to fully wrap my head around. We will never see her again. My husband lost his beloved mom. I lost the only mother-in-law I will ever know. And, my son has lost his only grandmother.

My Son: The Upside of Hurricane Sandy

Robin Gorman Newman | Posted 01.07.2013 | Parents
Robin Gorman Newman

We live on Long island in New York, and like many in this state and others, we've lost power. Today is day #10, and we remain without electricity, heat, stove usage, hot water, cable or Internet service. On top of all this, today we are having a Nor'easter.

Perimenopausal Mama Instilling a Life Lesson

Robin Gorman Newman | Posted 11.11.2012 | Parents
Robin Gorman Newman

Seth threw a tantrum and declared that we always make him do things he doesn't want to do. This statement could not be further from the truth.

Mom, Mind Reader

Robin Gorman Newman | Posted 08.21.2012 | Parents
Robin Gorman Newman

I want my son to know that while I'm always there for him, I can't get inside his head.

Can You Choose Your Child's Religion?

Robin Gorman Newman | Posted 06.26.2012 | Parents
Robin Gorman Newman

What about happiness? Does diligence in the face of reluctance lead to happier adulthood? What about enjoying childhood? You're only young once.

Chasing Childhood

Robin Gorman Newman | Posted 03.26.2012 | Parents
Robin Gorman Newman

Children are so great at living in the moment. I don't blame him. There's something to be said for holding on to the innocence and pure joy of childhood playtime.


Robin Gorman Newman | Posted 01.02.2012 | Fifty
Robin Gorman Newman

My father had a stroke over a week ago, and his life changed in a flash, as did mine. Overnight, I became acutely aware of the challenges of being a later in life mother caring for a young child and senior father.