Apr 23 2014
The Twins Are Turning One!
I walked into a baby mega-store the other day and passed the clothes section. Out of the corner of my eye I saw something that made me stop in my tracks…the tiniest onesie 3-pack on a hanger. I couldn’t believe … Continue reading
Mar 25 2014
Becoming A Mom Has Dumbed Me Down
It’s hard to admit the truth. But I can no longer hide behind “pregnancy brain” or “I am still within the first year of twins.” I am absent-minded, cannot remember anything past 22 seconds ago, and incapable of talking about … Continue reading
Mar 5 2014
Update: Crown Market Is Back in Business
I recently wrote about my local kosher market’s announcement that it was closing after 74 years in business and how devastating the news was to so many people in our community. I regretted not shopping there more often and wished I had … Continue reading
Feb 19 2014
My Local Kosher Market is Closing & I’m Part of the Reason Why
My community’s beloved Crown Market–serving the Greater Hartford community for 74 years with kosher products, butcher, deli-style prepared foods, and catering–announced this morning it was closing its doors. The Jewish community here is reeling. Increased competition in the area is … Continue reading
Feb 13 2014
Why I Added Some Jewish Learning to My Over-Scheduled Life
I am undoubtedly overwhelmed, overextended, and stretched too thin on any given day, at any given moment. A 3-year-old son, almost 10-month-old twin daughters, a home to maintain, a small business we are trying to grow, a new photography venture, … Continue reading
Jan 7 2014
And We Thought “Aiven Gray” was Unique
Cara and her husband Alex thought they had chosen a unique and meaningful name for their son that no other kid in class would have. Turns out, after doing some Internet searches for “Aiven Gray,” they stumbled upon another baby … Continue reading
Dec 19 2013
All Three Kids Are Asleep & Happy. How Did This Happen?
I woke up sounding like a frog again. Remnants from my cold on Thanksgiving, I suppose. But as I sit here in bed, sipping my coffee that my husband has brought me, with my son ensconced in my lap playing … Continue reading
Dec 5 2013
Birth Control for the Over 40 Set?
This is ridiculous. I am almost 42 years old and I am having a birth control dilemma. How did THAT happen?! I got pregnant with my son almost four years ago by batting my eyelashes at my fiancé. Fertile myrtle, … Continue reading
Oct 15 2013
When Will This Dreaded Separation Anxiety Phase End?
Almost every morning my heart is broken. OK, five days a week to be exact. For almost all of last year and so far this year too, dropping my 3-year-old son off at school is a tragic affair, unequaled in … Continue reading
Aug 7 2013
Nursing Twin Preemies is Not Easy But So Worth It
In honor of World Breastfeeding Week, I am inspired to publicly declare that I breastfeed and support other mothers who nurse their children. My twin girls were born just over 12 weeks ago. They arrived five weeks early and were so … Continue reading