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
My parents never let me celebrate Halloween. My 6-year-old self yearned to be Strawberry Shortcake or Smurfette like the rest of my friends. But my Jewish parents said it was a pagan holiday. I…didn’t know what that meant, but I pictured some very evil people who were ghost and goblin-obsessed. When fall came around, I would walk along the aisles of the grocery store with their tantalizing Halloween candy displayed, fantasizing about buying candy corn and bags of chocolate, but my mom resisted my incessant pleas. We didn’t… >> Read More
The sign of your kid growing up is when they want to choose their own outfits. Well, this happened when 3-year-old Kaylieann Steinbach decided to choose her outfit for school picture day. And she…went with something pretty heroic this year--a Supergirl costume. Kaylieann's dad, Austin Steinbach, told The Huffington Post how much she loves Superman and Supergirl, but because she has profound hearing loss and cannot hear the letter “S,” she calls them “Pooterman” and “Pootergirl.” According to her dad, she insisted on her choice: “She walked up, looked over each of her… >> Read More
I always said I wouldn’t be the kind of mom who stayed up until 1:00 a.m. making their kid’s birthday cake. Well, not only did I do it, but I did it for the second year in a row.
Yup, we went…overboard for my daughter’s birthday again this year. Last year? It was a visit from Cinderella, a candy-covered cake, and about 75 balloons. For her 4th birthday, my little lady requested a “mermaid” party. I wanted to try and be more inclusive, and offer another, less gender normative option, and so we expanded the mermaid dress-up… >> Read More