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I will freely admit that I’m kind of obsessed with Instagram. I enjoy using Facebook and the connection it gives me to the lives of my friends and family who live far away, but Instagram is my…favorite social media platform. I love seeing pictures of people’s babies and even what they ate for lunch. In fact, I rarely find people’s photos annoying, even if they often seem too good to be true (we all fib a little bit, right?). I also love posting pictures of my own kids and, unlike Facebook… >> Read More
My oldest son graduated high-school in June. Now he is headed off to college–after a gap year studying Russian in Moldova, which my Soviet-born parents are not ecstatic about, as I wrote…here. Back in 2015, I wrote about how I will not be sending any of my children to anti-Semitic universities. While I 100% support students’ right to free speech, I feel no compulsion to support that Constitutionally-protected free speech with my money. I feel exactly the same way about businesses that discriminate against interracial couples.… >> Read More
The summer before she entered first grade, my oldest daughter asked me when she was going to go to sleep away camp. I was stunned. She was too young and why the heck would she ever want to leave us,…her family? I blew the question off until the next summer, when the topic came up again. But the following summer, some of her friends going into third grade were headed to camp and she was more insistent that she would like to go too. So, in an effort to familiarize ourselves with what was… >> Read More
On the night my first child was born, my mother taught me how to breastfeed. I remember the rush of emotion that would come over me every time I nursed him. It was an overwhelming combination of…gratitude, fear, and fierce, fierce love. I’ve spent the better part of these last ten years nursing my children. It’s been a long, winding, sometimes uneven road, but I’m so grateful to have forged this path together. I’ve cherished this time and treasured every last snuggle and nuzzle, even every burp in between. And I’ve… >> Read More
Ravi is almost 5 years old. Our little person who surprised her parents six weeks before they thought she was due continues to surprise us. A lover of music, Ravi can recall countless melodies. An…endless source of energy, she can stay up late and arise early the next morning ready to play. She’ll play for hours as she reads books, builds, draws and dreams. However, as Ravi’s imagination and independence grows, so does her defiance. I imagine that in Ravi’s minds we, her parents, have this God-like power. Poof!… >> Read More