Apr 8 2014
After Emergency Rescue, Is it Fair to Judge the Couple Who Brought Young Daughters on Sailing Journey?
A story on the cover of the New York Times this morning has stirred quite the parenting storm–pun completely intended. “2 Tots, a Sailboat and a Storm Over Parenting” is about the Kaufman family, who decided to go on a months-long journey … Continue reading
Mar 26 2014
Kveller Story About Boy’s Leg Amputation Gets the Media Spotlight
Like just about everybody else, we here at Kveller love to get attention. But attention is that much sweeter when it means an amazing 11-year-old boy gets to share his story far and wide. Earlier this month, we ran a … Continue reading
Feb 3 2014
News Roundup: How Are We Supposed to Feel About Woody Allen?
All the parenting news you probably didn’t have time to read this week. – Dylan Farrow, adopted daughter of Mia Farrow and Woody Allen, published an open letter in the New York Times, claiming she was sexually abused by Allen when she … Continue reading
Feb 3 2014
Girls Ditch Their Pink Toys in the GoldieBlox Super Bowl Commercial
Whether or not you care to watch giant men in spandex leggings tackle each other with the hopes of winning a massive bejeweled ring, for many, the Super Bowl is all about the commercials, and this year did not disappoint. … Continue reading
Jan 27 2014
Welcome to the World, Riley Isaac!
It is with the utmost auntie pride that I announce the birth of my new nephew, Riley Isaac Tolsky, born on January 25th in cold, snowy Chicago. Mom, Dad, and baby are all doing great. And as Kveller’s resident … Continue reading
Jan 22 2014
The Kid-Dish: Drake’s SNL Bar Mitzvah
- Canadian-Jewish rapper Drake hosted SNL this past Saturday, and his monologue (above) recreated his 1999 “multicultural” bar mitzvah. Jewish jokes, black jokes, and an epic “Black and Jewish” rap ensue. Enjoy. (NBC) – Though they’re just learning to read … Continue reading
Jan 21 2014
Lena Dunham, Vogue, and the $10,000 Bounty Heard Around the World
If you haven’t had a chance to keep up with the feminist blogosphere in the last week (because you were, say, reading Pinkalicious for the 27th time), you might have missed the sh*t show that went down when Lena Dunham graced … Continue reading
Sep 30 2013
Welcome to the World, Richard Xu Mei Tolsky!
It warms my childless auntie heart to announce the birth of my new nephew, Richard Xu Mei Tolsky, who came into this world on September 28th in… wait for it… China! Dalian, China to be exact, where my brother moved … Continue reading
Sep 3 2013
A New Free Rosh Hashanah App from G-dcast
Looking for one more way to get your kids involved and excited about Rosh Hashanah? Our friends at G-dcast just released a new, free app that features an interactive story all about Rosh Hashanah. The coolest part? Children and parents will … Continue reading
Aug 30 2013
Happy Long Weekend, Now Go Grill Some Challah
It’s the Shabbat of Labor Day weekend, which begs the question: if you don’t grill your challah today, when will you?! Food52 has detailed directions for baking your challah on the grill here. Or you can try out this Balsamic … Continue reading