Mar 29 2012
Love Me, Love My Genes
Nobody thinks about genetics when they’re falling in love. We sure didn’t.
Feb 9 2012
Feeling Thin and Looking Thin–Not the Same
“I think that you should keep doing Weight Watchers,” said my 5-year-old boy.
Dec 28 2011
All My Hanukkah Presents Suck
“When you open your present,” I told my 5-year-old son on the first night of Hanukkah, “I don’t want to hear any complaints. Even if you don’t like it, don’t complain. Just say thank you.” An attitude of gratitude, as … Continue reading
Nov 18 2011
Urban Chic or Just Plain Cramped?
“My sister has five children,” I told an Israeli friend who lives in my apartment building. “House or apartment?,” he asked. “House,” I replied. “Oh, that’s not the same then. It’s a totally different game. She can send them outside … Continue reading
Nov 2 2011
The Nanny Share Nightmare
We spent our summer desperately searching for a spot in a nanny-share for our little boy.
Sep 26 2011
My Rosh Hashanah Standstill
Nothing marks the passage of time like the fall holidays. I can’t believe that my first child is almost 5-years-old and that the baby that was in my tummy this time last year is now walking around my living room. … Continue reading
Aug 24 2011
Packing Lunch: In Search of Authentic Culinary Heritage
Yesterday we asked about packing lunch for your kids. Here’s one mother’s struggle. An Indian family I know gives there 11-month-old baby Indian food—lentils, palak paneer—every day for lunch. It’s what we had every day for lunch, they say, and … Continue reading
Jul 28 2011
Me vs. My Boobs
For the last month, I’ve been waging a battle against my breasts. My first son and I had an effortless breastfeeding relationship. Though the first few weeks were tough, we quickly found our footing. Working from home, I nursed him … Continue reading
May 25 2011
Spare the Rod, Spoil the Child?
The Torah commands us to “fear your mother and your father.” When I came across this verse, I had to laugh. I don’t think it’s even entered my son’s head to fear us. And yet, it’s the foundation of all … Continue reading
Mar 18 2011
What I’ve Learned From My Jewish Mother
In honor of my mom’s 70th birthday today, I’ve composed a little love note about the lessons I’ve learned from her so far. Happy Birthday, Mom! Fight Like a Bulldog for Your Family. I am not exaggerating when I say … Continue reading