This past weekend, many of you celebrated Purim with your kids--which means you are probably exhausted now from all of the candy, getting those costumes perfected, and baking hamantaschen (or, um,…buying them). Because of that, we asked on Facebook to see you and your kids' amazing costumes, so we could collectively kvell. Here are some of our favorites: You can look at the rest here. Share your photos in the comments below. >> Read More
Two unfinished costumes sit on my cutting desk right now, reminding me that my husband’s office Purim party is growing near. It’s a 1920’s Gatsby-styled event and we’ve been asked to come in…period garb, so I’m sewing him a bootlegger inspired pinstripe vest—and I’ll be in a blue and gold flapper dress. But I have yet to hem, sew buttons, put on any finishing details, or give it the final press before they are ready to be worn (no pressure!). I have to say, there’s something fun and… >> Read More
“Ima,” said my 3-year-old daughter the other day. “My hair isn’t very long. Not like Maya’s.”
“That’s right, sweetheart,” I answered, slowly working through a particularly…knotted patch on the back of her head. “Your hair is curly, while your friend’s hair is straight. Curls don’t grow as long.” She sat in silence for a while, uncharacteristically still on my lap. I breathed in the scent of conditioner, looked at the stripe of light that fell across the two of us,… >> Read More
Purim is almost here--one of the most fun times of the year for Jewish families (it starts the evening of March 11 and ends the evening of March 12). Your kids get to dress up, eat a lot of candy,…and help you assemble mishloach manot (Purim gift basket) to give to your friends and family. It's also that fun time where you get to teach your kids about racism, oppression, and why dictatorships are bad. Because of that, I rounded up some Purim costumes on the cheap that you can easily order online (because you're… >> Read More
I finally found the scariest Halloween costume, guys. It's a tired mom. One little girl named Lainie made this a reality with her shockingly on-point costume this year.
A family friend shared…Lainie's epic costume on Facebook, and while she suggested that the girl is just missing some hemorrhoids and stretch marks, it's definitely a winning costume. Do you recognize the dark circles under her eyes, the shoulder vomit, the messy bun, and the baby attached to her leg? Check it out below: Read More: Bracing… >> Read More