Oct 15 2014
The Catholic School Teacher Who Made Me Want to Raise My Kids Jewish
I’ll never forget the first roll call in fourth grade at the St. Fabian School. “Levey, Hilary? [Pause] Really?!” Yes, really. My father, who gifted me his last name, is clearly a Member of the Tribe (Levite, natch). But my … Continue reading
Apr 24 2013
Why “Bet on Your Baby” is Bad for the Babies
Were you among the millions who tuned in to watch ABC’s new primetime show Bet on Your Baby, which premiered earlier this month with 2.36 million viewers? This past Saturday the show increased its audience by 17%, with 2.92 million viewers. But it’s … Continue reading
Dec 21 2012
Who Does Your Baby Look Like?
When I found out I was having a boy, I assumed he would look like his dad. My husband is the spitting image of his own father. On top of their physical resemblance, both are economics professors and both ran … Continue reading
Dec 12 2012
The Euphemisms We Use Instead of “Nanny”
Parenting is full of euphemisms. It all starts with the “baby bump,” then we get “nursing,” followed by “fussy” and “number two.” I’ve now started using my own parenting euphemism: Sometimes I say my son has a “babysitter” instead of … Continue reading
Nov 15 2012
Should My 8-Month-Old Already Be Competing?
As he toweled off, my husband asked me, “How old do you think the youngest Floater ever was?” My 8-month-old son, Carston, had just completed his first swim lesson as part of the Lenny Krayzelburg Swim Academy (LKSA) at the JCC in Newton, Massachusetts. … Continue reading