In order to celebrate World Breastfeeding Week 2015, over 100 moms gathered in Times Square to breastfeed this past weekend. In public. Without any scrutiny or criticism. Sounds like a utopian…dream--please sign us up. The event was hosted by Breastfeeding World on Saturday, August 1--the simultaneous synchronization of breasts & babes commenced at 9:00 a.m. with a picture in front of the fountain at Bryant Park; breastfeeding started at 10:30 a.m and lasted for 60 seconds on Broadway between 43rd and 44th Streets, in front of… >> Read More
My family recently attended a party where we knew several guests in attendance, but not well. At one point a well-meaning acquaintance came over to say hello and decided to give our toddler a plate…of cookies. It was really nice of her—no question. But it annoyed me, because rather than ask if she could offer my son something to eat, or what that something should be, she decided to just hand over a bunch of cookies to him directly. This has happened to us before. In fact, I've kvetched… >> Read More
I am a LEGO person. My children's fantasy of putting my head on Darth Vader's body and also putting me in prison and also putting me on the toilet with my LEGO head on a chicken suit body is finally…a reality. The long awaited, fan-suggested LEGO set for "The Big Bang Theory" just came out this past weekend on August 1. Now you and your kids can experience the show firsthand, right down to the miniature version of Leonard and Sheldon's super nerdy living room--Chinese takeout included! (But, you know, maybe don't actually try to eat the Chinese… >> Read More
I used to be fun. I used to go out dancing with my friends, and I’d get home late. I ate ice cream for dinner. I cracked jokes that didn’t open with, “Knock, knock!” And the summer I was 22,…I scored the ultimate fun job: counselor at a travel camp for teenagers. I was one of four counselors and had a group of 40-something campers, aged 12-13. We went fishing and to the beach and saw movies. But mostly, we went to theme parks. We hit Great Adventure, Hershey Park, and Busch Gardens, and… >> Read More
Our first family vacation was both a huge success and a total failure.
Our twins are almost 4 years old, and our destination was Pennsylvania. We planned to visit Dutch Wonderland and the Please…Touch museum—both destinations were highly recommended by friends whose kids are also almost 4 years old. We arrived at our hotel in Lancaster at about 2:30 Sunday afternoon. We were thrilled to see that our hotel was literally ACROSS THE STREET from Dutch Wonderland. Perfect! Our tickets allowed us to enter Dutch Wonderland after 5:30… >> Read More