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Robin Gorman Newman
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Robin Gorman Newman is Associate Producer of Motherhood Out Loud, her first foray into theatre on a professional level. As a Love Coach and author, How to Meet a Mensch in NY and How to Marry a Mensch (being adapted for the stage), she has made appearances off Broadway, has been seen on CNN, The Today Show and has spoken at Canyon Ranch, Mohonk Mountain House, etc. She is a member of the American Society of Journalists and Authors. Robin is also founder of MotherhoodLater.com, a worldwide organization for those who became a mom at 35+. She publishes the monthly ezine Baby Bloomer and blogs on life as a later mom and writes theatre reviews.

Entries by Robin Gorman Newman

Finding Kindred Spirits as a Kid

(1) Comments | Posted June 16, 2014 | 4:01 PM

It's not always easy making friends who are "keepers," so to speak.

I've learned over the years that not everyone is meant to be in our lives forever... sometimes they come in 'n out so they and/or we can learn from the relationship. I've always been somewhat sensitive and at...

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What Parents and Others Can Learn from Sochi Olympians

(0) Comments | Posted February 13, 2014 | 1:18 PM

I love watching The Olympics for more reasons than one.

For an athlete to rise to the elite level of being able to compete with the best of the best in the world is truly an inspiration. Each has a story. Some overcame odds. Some suffered losses. Some are bouncing...

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Growing as a Mom Through Networking

(2) Comments | Posted May 4, 2013 | 10:32 AM

Even though I'm the founder of a networking group for enterprising women on Long Island and Queens, NY, the Independent Business Women's Circle, and a big believer in the power of connecting, cultivating support and learning from each other, I don't frequent networking functions... or at least not since I...

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How to Marry a Mensch: 10 Dating Tips for Singles

(9) Comments | Posted February 7, 2013 | 9:27 AM

When I was single, the last thing I expected was to one day be offering advice on the subject of How to Marry a Mensch, the title of my latest book. But, after years of pounding the dating pavement, I learned a lot from my socializing efforts, and ultimately met...

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Losing Grandma: A Life Lesson

(9) Comments | Posted February 5, 2013 | 1:12 PM

This past week was a hugely challenging and life-altering one for my family.

My mother in law, Lilli Newman, passed away unexpectedly at age 86.

As I write these words, it feels quite surreal and sad ....both the reality and the finality of the situation.

I've always found the notion...

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My Son: The Upside of Hurricane Sandy

(1) Comments | Posted November 7, 2012 | 2:20 PM

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. Select food is running low at some grocery stores, and gas lines are...

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Perimenopausal Mama Instilling a Life Lesson

(0) Comments | Posted September 11, 2012 | 12:46 PM

It rained this past Saturday, so while we thought we were going to the pool for the last weekend of the summer, our plans got altered. In fact, we were left with no plans. Seth spend the bulk of the day on his computer, and I was itching to get...

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Mom, Mind Reader

(0) Comments | Posted June 21, 2012 | 2:18 PM

We have become pool regulars ever since the lovely outdoor swimming pool in our community opened for the season.

From summer to summer, we encounter people from previous seasons. It's an opportunity to catch up on their goings-on of the year. There are always new members who moved into the...

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In Search of Mom

(0) Comments | Posted May 11, 2012 | 5:40 PM

My mother didn't live to see me become a mother, and I wish she had. There's nothing like the love of a mother (assuming it's a positive relationship).

Seth and I were in the park last weekend, and we wound up speaking to an elderly couple playing with their dog....

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A Child's Right to Choose: Not a Tiger Mom

(14) Comments | Posted April 26, 2012 | 6:22 PM

I'm a big fan of freedom of choice, but I ask the question, how does that apply to children?

My son, Seth, is 9 years old, and said something particularly smart this week that stopped my husband and me in our tracks.

He's in third grade, and this has been...

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Parenting a Parent

(2) Comments | Posted March 21, 2012 | 4:40 PM

I feel like a contestant in The Dating Game television show... only I'm participating on behalf of my father. And, it's not for a love match, but rather a live-in aide... two to be exact.

My mom passed away over ten years ago, and five years after that, we brought...

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Chasing Childhood

(0) Comments | Posted January 25, 2012 | 1:54 PM

Would I want a crystal ball if one existed?

I have very mixed feelings.

If it would give me peace of mind to know how certain situations would turn out, then perhaps. But, what if I didn't relish the outcome? I wouldn't have the power to change it, and I'd...

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Giving Back at Holiday Time

(0) Comments | Posted December 22, 2011 | 7:39 PM

My son and I baked brownies again this year. It's become an annual holiday tradition. The house smells wonderful, and it's tempting to lick the spoon and indulge in a sampling or two. We resist. They're not for us.

We bring them to the local volunteer firehouse to thank them...

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Thanksgiving Tradition

(0) Comments | Posted November 17, 2011 | 10:03 PM

Growing up, Thanksgiving was a fun and festive time in our home. My mother cooked a mean turkey plumped with matzoh stuffing, celery and seasonings, There was cranberry sauce. Cinnamon sweet potato. Gravy. Green beans. Wine. No one went hungry or thirsty. I remember it well and miss the celebration.

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Stroke

(0) Comments | Posted November 2, 2011 | 2:00 PM

The Cardinals won The World Series, and my father knew it.

He called them The Carrots, but I understood what he meant.

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...

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My Son, the Anti-Bully Bodyguard

(3) Comments | Posted October 18, 2011 | 2:14 PM

Seth announced today, as he bolted out the door for the school bus, that he's a bodyguard.

"For whom?" I said.

"Ariel," he replied. "A girl in my class."

"And, why does she need a bodyguard?" I asked.

"Some kids are saying not nice things," he answered.

I kissed...

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