Feb 10 2014
How to Get a Bunch of Teenagers to Study Jewish Literature in the Summer
I recently interviewed author, journalist, and academic director of the Yiddish Book Center, Josh Lambert. Lambert is a pioneer of The Great Jewish Books Summer Program, a week-long exploration of literature & culture for high school students. Lambert is a father … Continue reading
Jan 29 2014
The Kid Dish: Natalie Portman’s Husband is Converting to Judaism
All the Jewish celebrity parent gossip you (n)ever wanted to know. – Israeli-born actress Natalie Portman’s husband, French choreographer and dancer, Benjamin Millipied, recently revealed in an interview that he is in the process of converting to Judaism. The couple … Continue reading
Jan 27 2014
News Roundup: Is Parenting Really So Different Around the World?
- While Americans have become obsessed with mining other world cultures for their parenting advice (Asian moms, French moms, etc. etc.), HuffPost surveyed its editors and writers worldwide about their own parenting style, and it was the similarities that were … Continue reading
Jan 20 2014
News Roundup: Can Probiotics Help Soothe Colicky Babies?
All the parenting news you probably didn’t have time to read this week. -Got a crying, colicky baby on your hands? You’re not alone. Several studies have found that supplements of probiotics, also known as “good bacteria,” can reduce crying … Continue reading
Jan 17 2014
Pongo The Baby Orangutan and His Mama Are Just Like Us
Last Friday, a baby orangutan named Pongo marked his 1st birthday at Zoo Atlanta in Georgia. The Huffington Post featured a video of Pongo and his mama acting remarkably “human-like” along with a series of cuddly, adorable photographs. Pongo almost … Continue reading
Jan 17 2014
Artist Photoshops Herself into Her Own Childhood Photographs
Ever wonder what it would be like to hang out with your 7-year-old self? What about your awkward 14-year-old “don’t take a picture of me” self? Artist Chino Otsuka explores this fantasy in her excellent photo series “Imagine Finding Me.” … Continue reading
Jan 15 2014
The Kid-Dish: Pregnant Drew Barrymore Will Eat Whatever She Wants, Thank You Very Much
All the Jewish celebrity parent gossip you (n)ever wanted to know. – Drew Barrymore is eating whatever she wants during her second pregnancy, despite her doctor’s suggestion to cut back. Drew, who is expecting a sibling for Olive, said on … Continue reading
Jan 14 2014
Top 10 Ways to Respond to People Who Ask if You’re Pregnant (When You’re Not)
The other day in the office we got talking about how awful it is when someone audaciously asks you if you’re pregnant…when you’re not. Seriously, I don’t even ask people when they’re 8 months pregnant, just because… just because! There’s … Continue reading
Jan 13 2014
News Roundup: Should Babies Be Dining at High End Restaurants?
All the parenting news you probably didn’t have time to read this week. – A chef at Alinea, one of Chicago’s top restaurants, has sounded off on the controversial subject of bringing your babies to dinner. After the story of … Continue reading
Jan 13 2014
Just Us or Was Modesty Totally Trending at the Golden Globes?
If you tuned into the 71st annual Golden Globes award last night, you may have taken notice of this year’s fashion theme: modesty. In a trend clearly borrowed from Miss Mayim herself (who looked gorgeous in a sheer-topped, black gown), … Continue reading