In the sport of rowing, the coxswain is an important figure. Rowers face backward to the path of the boat and are required to push their bodies to the limit; the coxswain steers the boat,…orchestrates the bodies, and soothe the rowers’ psyches. The word “coxswain” comes from the Old Norse term sveinn, meaning “servant.” Boat servant or boat mom, had I known about coxswain functions as a rising college freshman I’m quite certain I would not have had interest in anything related to the job. I was ambitious and… >> Read More
This weekend, I officiated my brother's wedding.
It was an incredible, exhilarating, romantic, and emotional few days filled with naches: joy, family and friend reunions, dancing and a few moments…of being verklempt (weddings bring out my Yiddish, clearly). But then, yesterday afternoon, I took a rare few hours off to recuperate. My husband and I retreated to an undisclosed and lovely location while our baby son was in the hands of his fabulous babysitter and I lay down for a few hours and read… >> Read More
French moms have the most children in Western Europe--because it's possible for them to, thanks to government .
Quartz released a report showing recent data for the trends for babies born in…the EU in 2015. What the data showed is interesting, to say the least. For instance, French women are having nearly two kids each, which is about what it needs to "keep its population steady." Italian moms, however, only usually have one child. Here is why French moms may be having more kids more easily, according… >> Read More
I recently spent 4 hours in the Hamburg airport, while I awaited my connecting flight to Budapest.
During my late teens and 20s, I spent many hours passing through train stations and airports…throughout Europe; back then, this would have been a normal few hours for me. Yet in the weeks leading up to my first solo trip in almost 18 years, I had been filled with anxiety. Don’t get me wrong, I have traveled extensively since my single days, but it has always been with either my… >> Read More
Every mom is different, but for me, knowing myself means knowing that I need to be a working mom. Even with three daughters at home. Here are the reasons why.
1. I went to graduate school with the…intention of using my degree. Graduate school is where I really learned my profession and I’ll be damned if I don’t apply what I learned to make the world a better place (not only for my kids, but everyone). 2. I am passionate about my work. You know what I am not passionate about? Letting… >> Read More