I'm not gonna lie. Dropping my son off at college sucked. Experienced friends warned me that they cried all the way home and I empathized, but doubted that would happen to me. I expected to tear up a…little hugging him goodbye and definitely cry while walking to the car, but then my husband and I would smile at each other, hold hands, and congratulate ourselves on a job well done as we drove home... Yeah, right. I've been preparing myself for this moment since he was 2 years old and starting preschool… >> Read More
The phone rang the second I arrived at my desk this morning. I recognized the number and braced myself for bad news, as I always do. It was the daycare.
The emergency was this: I forgot our…youngest child’s water shoes. Today was sprinkler day. I thought about the shoes in the plastic bag hanging on the front door since last night, in anticipation of sprinkler day. I put them there… you know… so I wouldn’t forget them. To my credit, I did remember to dress him in his Superman shirt since… >> Read More
Talk about a s%!t show. First-time parents, Mark and Shayna Resnick, recently brought their 10-day-old son, Asher (Jewish baby name for the win!), to his newborn photo shoot. Of course, any parent…would expect a lot of crying and fussing and diaper changes, but not this. READ: This Photo of a Baby with Her Holocaust Survivor Great-Grandfather is Amazing Unsuspecting Dad took photos with their newborn son lying on his shirtless back--only to have the infant poop all over it. Even more hilarious, this moment is forever etched not… >> Read More
My mother spent so much time in bed that there was a perfect indentation of her body on the mattress. Picture a chalk body image of a victim at a crime scene stuck in one position for all eternity.…Now picture this in a completely darkened room, blackout shades drawn but not quite dark enough for her liking as she still found a sleep mask necessary to aid and abet the total darkness. My mother’s profound manic depression was textbook. The ups and downs were rather dizzying for me to handle as a teenager,… >> Read More
Rachel Bilson and husband Hayden Christensen had their first child last October, but we're only now getting the full scoop on how they chose their daughter's name, Briar Rose.
In a recent…interview to promote his new Lifetime movie, "90 Minutes in Heaven," Christensen explained that the name Briar Rose came from Disney's original "Sleeping Beauty" movie released in 1959 (which in turn got the name from The Brothers Grimm tale, "Little Briar Rose," but hey, who's counting?). READ: Check Out Kveller's Ultimate Jewish Baby Name Finder Christensen explained,… >> Read More