Stacy Reiber is a mom to two amazingly creative, happy boys and one strong-willed, sweet little girl. Her family is always her first priority, and she continually looks for ways to instill tradition, both old and new, into their life. To keep her own identity going strong, she cooks, writes, and teaches her fourth-grade language arts students how to be true thinkers.
Each year I subject my children to listening to their birth stories. I love reliving the magic of those moments and I consider it a right of passage for them. But I also share the stories to remind…them that they are who they are and they have been since the day they were born. And while I can’t prove these things to be true, I do think our children show us who they are the minute they enter the world. Here are five ways you can determine what your child's future holds:… >> Read More
If you ask me the thing that I will remember most about my grandmother, I’ll tell you it's a well made bed: sheets tightly tucked, blanket neatly folded, and pillows were carefully arranged. For a…woman with a history like my grandmother — a Jew who fled Nazi Germany as a girl — I realize it probably sounds like a neatly made bed doesn’t do her life justice. But it’s the thing I’m holding on to. When I was younger, my grandmother was all I aspired to be. I was… >> Read More
Going from two to three children is easy in all ways except...none. None. You've just added one more kid to your family. You’re outnumbered. There are five people each trying to do their own…thing, and only two who actually can make those things happen. Yes, the shock of having a baby is different this time, and yes, you’ll never have the nerves of a first time mom. But if anyone told you it’s no big deal, they’re lying to you. Especially once you return to work. This is… >> Read More
“Mah Jongg is an old lady game.”
I tried to block out those words as I carried the small red suitcase of tiles to my first lesson. I had fully assumed I wouldn't like it, but honestly, once I…understood the whole “crack bam dot” business, it was a blast. Challenging, fast moving and competitive, all of the qualities I like best in a game. “So I like Mah Jongg,” I told myself, “doesn't mean I’m old." >> Read More
A few weeks ago I met my two oldest friends for lunch. We've managed to maintain our friendship for 33 years--practically our entire lives--and through living in three different states. I'm…aware that these kind of friendships are rare--as adults we are all so completely different, yet we share an unspoken connection. I can be myself around them and they have been there to offer support and guidance through many of life's twists and turns. On the drive home from our gathering, with my kids in… >> Read More