Dec 24 2012
Guns Have No Place in My School
Last week, the NRA responded to the unspeakable, horrific tragedy in Newtown, Connecticut with the proposal to have an armed guard in every school in America. Several NRA supporters went further: the phrase “arm the teachers!” frequented Facebook and my … Continue reading
Jul 31 2012
Where Will This Baby Sleep?
One night, my husband, Heath, and I talked about how the pace of life with two kids would be easier than three. We noted how cramped our bed becomes with two extra little people in it on Sunday mornings. Where … Continue reading
Apr 9 2012
Help! I Need Passover Kid-Friendly Snacks
Now that my kids are old enough to refuse food—the elder, with her words, the younger, by throwing it at me or on the floor—I’m going to need some kid-friendly Passover food.
Jan 12 2012
Bribing My Way Through Potty Training
Naturally, I was overjoyed. Two kids under 3-years-old had long meant two kids in diapers, and with every purchase of a new box of size 5s, I hoped and wished that this box would be our last.
Jul 29 2011
Notes on Road Tripping With Kids and Without DVDs
Maybe don’t do it. Bring a DVD or two until your kids are in grade school and have required reading. As I just said to a friend who suggested I write about this–and actually thinks I’d be applauded for braving … Continue reading
May 31 2011
Two Grandmothers, Two Worlds
My grandma, Gramma Anna as we called her, was born in Dairyland a child of the Depression, and raised her family on the corner of Main St. in Middletown, NY. My Bubbe, Sala, was born in Lodz, Poland, spent most … Continue reading
May 2 2011
Princesses Can Save the World, Too
During a big, extended family Thanksgiving dinner, someone noticed how quiet the kids had gotten. My kid, specifically. When I found her, my 2-year-old daughter, Devi, was standing agape in front of a television where her cousin had decided to … Continue reading