Feb 16 2012
Let’s Play the Last Name Mashup Game
If you combined names with your spouse, what would you become?
Feb 7 2012
When a Child’s Illness “Goes Viral”
Our friends over at the Forward wrote a fascinating and moving piece about little Ayelet Galena. Her parents chronicled her sickness and eventual death on a blog that brought thousands of strangers into their family’s life and struggle. One bioethicist … Continue reading
Jan 31 2012
Where Have all the Good Jewish Books for Kids Gone?
Let’s hold Jewish children’s books to the same high standards as the rest of the books on our kids’ shelves.
Jan 23 2012
It occurred to me this weekend that I ask my toddler a lot of questions.
Oct 31 2011
Halloween Costumes, Too Cute!
Ok, we know, we know, Halloween isn’t a Jewish holiday. But some of our readers do celebrate this night of sugar and dress up.
Oct 27 2011
Babar And Other Childhood Mistakes
I recently picked up a whole new library for my 2-year-old at a stoop sale (that would be a Brooklyn version of a garage sale). I didn’t pay much attention to the titles, but gathered as much 25-cent loot as … Continue reading
Oct 25 2011
Kveller in the Holy Land
I’m sure you were all waiting with bated breath, but I’m happy to announce that I’m back. What, you didn’t realize that I was gone? I, the faithful editor of Kveller, took the show on the road for a few … Continue reading
Oct 24 2011
Parents on Gilad Shalit
It would be understatement to say that Israel can be a polarizing issue for Jews, and non-Jews. And as a general policy, we tend to steer clear of it here on Kveller. There’s plenty of parenting material without delving into … Continue reading
Sep 7 2011
Over the weekend I had an Upper West Side version of a Labor Day BBQ–that is, we went to Dinosaur in Harlem and ordered it to go. Back at my parents’ apartment, after scarfing down more meat and coleslaw than … Continue reading
Aug 23 2011
Back To School–Lunch
My almost 2-year-old daughter starts “school” next week. Until now, she’s had a combination of babysitters and nannies and parents to care for her. But next week she’ll venture off with a dozen kids to play, sing, learn, nap, and … Continue reading