Kate Hudson’s Instagram post — which showed the actress in a flowy white maternity dress, popping large balloons filled with pink confetti — has been viewed more than 16 million…times. Full disclosure: Ten of those views were by me. Hudson is adorable and she’s a celebrity (and she’s also Jewish!). But for those of you who are not as adorable or as famous, well, I’m sorry to say this but I don’t care about your gender reveal party. It’s like blowing out the candles and… >> Read More
Even before I became pregnant I knew the rules: Don’t say the baby’s name. Don’t buy anything for the baby. Don’t plan a bris. (God-forbid!) Oh, and don’t talk about what life…will be like when the baby arrives. Because, of course, the Evil Eye is always watching and you don’t want to tempt fate. I’ve spoken to many rabbis about this since having my baby boy last year – and according to them, there’s no halachic justification for this medieval belief system. Just plain old superstition.… >> Read More
Even now, almost 10 years after the birth of my only child, I find myself still faced with the occasional, "What was your baby shower like?"
The question usually surfaces during a chat amongst…moms or with a pregnant friend. They're either reminiscing about the fun they had at theirs, or anxiously anticipating their own. And, each time, I reply with the same answer: "I didn't have a baby shower." Despite the ensuing 10 years since my son's birth, I'm still not quite used to the looks of confused… >> Read More
Buying gifts for your friend's new baby can be difficult--especially if you don't want to get all the usual things (like diaper bags, for instance!), or if you want to surprise your bestie with an…extra gift for herself. There's endless lists for all the typical (and necessary) baby shower gifts, but what about cute/funny Jewish ones? Since there really aren't many Jewish baby gift roundups or resources, we rounded up some of our favorites below: 1. Star of David pacifier, $13.50 2. Pony Mezuzah, $40 And this one: 3. Jewish… >> Read More
It’s hard to find the perfect gift for a new baby. I often go the route of buying clothes that are a few sizes too big for the baby to grow into. Which is great and all, but sometimes it’s nice…to buy something unique. A gift with a little bit of Jewish flair, perhaps? If you're in search of something special, let Kveller be your guide to the most awesome, fun, and special presents for the newest bundle of joy in your life: 1. One word: Onesies. M is for matzaball? B is for bagel?… >> Read More