Danielle Shapiro is a writer and mother who lives in Baltimore, Maryland. She is the author of John Vassos: Industrial Design for Modern Lifeand has been published in diverse publications including Design Issues, Kveller, and The Smithsonian Magazine.
“Don’t have a yard sale in your uterus.”
So goes Roseanne Conner’s advice to her daughter, Becky, in the reboot of “Roseanne” (now on ABC).
In the 21 years since the original series…went off the air, Becky is now a widowed waitress. With mounting bills to pay, she decides to become a surrogate. Her approach to selling her eggs and her uterus is nothing short of cavalier. To her, it’s strictly a for-profit enterprise. Yes, the show is using surrogacy as a way to talk about ethics… >> Read More
When my daughters screamed and then started eating the chocolate gelt with the wrappers still on during the Tot Shabbat service, I knew we were in trouble.
It wasn’t just that daughter A had…almost swallowed the gelt whole—pink metallic wrapper and all—and that I had to stick my finger in her mouth to get it out. And it wasn’t just that my husband and I literally had to jump off the bimah with two tutued 2-year-olds in our arms to remove ourselves from the otherwise warm and intimate… >> Read More