Remember Neve Campbell from Scream? Or Party of Five? The Canadian actress is in the news again these days: Campbell recently revealed that she and her boyfriend, actor JJ Feild, adopted a baby boy,…Raynor, earlier this year. Campbell and Feild have another son, Caspian, who is 6 — and is apparently overjoyed at being a big brother. "I wanted to wait until it was official but we adopted a beautiful baby boy 5 months ago," Campbell wrote on an Instagram post on Saturday. "Caspian is over the moon… >> Read More
I was excited for Back-to-School night this year. I looked forward to meeting my daughter’s new teacher, and hearing how the school was preparing the kids for kindergarten next year. In just a few…short weeks, my daughter has learned how to spell and write her name, and I wanted to know what else I could expect this year. Since we didn’t have a babysitter, my husband stayed home, and I headed to the school that our 4-year-old daughter, Miranda, has attended since she was 18 months old. She… >> Read More
I'm 29, it’s Rosh Hashanah and I’m sitting in my grandmother’s shul with my family, listening to the story of Abraham's wife Sarah—still named Sarai at this point—who cannot conceive a…child with her husband. I sit next to my beloved grandmother, surrounded by parents, siblings, uncles and cousins. They are fidgeting, whispering, bored—adults and kids alike. Amidst their fidgeting, I am still: breathless, riveted, listening intently to Sarai’s story of barrenness, struggling to hold back my tears. That word—barren—hits me with a thud, a kick… >> Read More
I spent all of my day the other day editing articles about what to do if there’s a nuclear attack, or lead in the water supply, and tips for dealing with the spread of Zika.
By early afternoon,…I was feeling despondent and afraid. I went online and I bought one of those pre-packed backpacks with survival supplies to keep in our basement. Later, after a meeting, I felt fear again, a low-grade anxiety thrumming in my chest. Are we doing enough? Are we being delusional? How soon until my daughter’s birth certificate… >> Read More