Let me just say this: I love this. I love that there's a new application where you can basically best friend date. Because making meaningful, dedicated female friends as an adult is freaking…hard. Until now, all of the technological algorithmic magic was used on dating apps like Tinder and OkCupid, leaving women in the lurch. But thanks to VINA, founded by Olivia June Poole and Jen Aprahamian, this new app is finally bringing women together. Girl power, much? The app's launch statement basically says it all: READ: When You’re… >> Read More
I spent most of high school and all of college trying to figure out where I fit in. This was a thing in high school, because, you know, high school. In college, I was the token Jew at a Jesuit…university, and I made great and lasting friendships with other students that didn't fit in, and a few professors that didn't either. That's where I fit in! I breezed through graduate school (thank you, Hillel), and then I got a big girl job. Two months later I got married, and 13 months after that, I… >> Read More
I’m on my fifth kid, and I still don’t get it.
I have been the “Mommy” in “Mommy & Me” classes for years. Without exaggeration, years; I have gone through the Kubler-Ross cycle of…Mommy and Me classes. Open, shut them. Open, shut them. Give a little clap, clap, clap! Some classes are tedious from the adult side of things (please, God, not “Wheels on the Bus”), but once you get the hang of the mothering thing, you know how to pick classes at good places where the kids… >> Read More
Now that Shabbat starts later, and my husband and I have a car, I have been taking my little girl to the Village Learning Place in Baltimore where we participate in the Friday…morning “Mother Goose on the Loose” story time. Most of the kids there are at least a year older than she is, if not more, and I think I might be the youngest parent there (though the nannies are more around my age). Why do I go? Ziva is only 7 months old, so her participation in… >> Read More
Last week was one of the hardest parenting weeks I can remember. My 14-month-old was breaking four molars and three incisors at once, which I figured could explain the endless screaming and fevers.…That is until the 3-year-old started in with the fevers, and screaming, and saying his mouth hurt. After finding his mouth full of sores, I noticed the baby’s hands were also covered in sores and realized they both had Coxsackievirus (more commonly known as Hand, Foot and Mouth disease). So with my husband out of… >> Read More