My oldest daughter started kindergarten this week. I knew it would be an emotional day for me and her—but not for the obvious reasons.
This kid likes to know what to expect, and kindergarten is…the unknown for her. Jumping in feet first is not in her comfort zone; she’s a “dip the tip of her toe into the water” kind of kid. She has told me numerous times throughout the summer she’s scared of starting school because she’s never done it before, and this felt like a valid fear.… >> Read More
My son’s first word was “Da-da.” I loved it. Though I secretly wished it had been “Mama” instead, I knew how much it meant to my husband and thought—it’s OK, I’ll get the next…one. Well, today my little girl said her first word to me. I was about to head out to work, she was being held by the au pair, and she smiled at me and said, “Bye-bye.” Our wonderful au pair was incredibly excited. Had I heard it? Wasn’t that great? Can you believe it?! I… >> Read More
What's a better way to share details about your life, but on Facebook? This is especially true if you're the founder and CEO of the site--like Mark Zuckerberg is. Recently, he shared a photo of…his 10-month-old daughter Max, because she reached a new milestone. She said her first word. That's a pretty big first. Yesterday, the Facebook CEO shared a super sweet photo of Max with the family’s pet dog, Beast, as a way to reveal what her first word actually was. He wrote: “Max loves Beast. Her first word: dog.” The… >> Read More
Yesterday was a milestone for the Clinton-Mezvinsky family. It was Chelsea Clinton and Marc Mezvinsky's daughter Charlotte's first day of school in New York City. Of course, it wouldn't be America…without some kind of controversy. What was it this time? Chelsea was unable to be present at her daughter's first day because she was on on the campaign trail for her mother in North Carolina (who also has pneumonia and was recovering at home in Chappaqua). STOP THE PRESSES. A working mom couldn't be present. Does… >> Read More
It’s my baby’s first day of kindergarten, and I am not there. I am not packing his lunch, nor am I strapping him into his 5-point harness on the little yellow bus that will drive him to school. I…won’t be there to witness if he has a meltdown. I know he likely will fall to the floor in tears, just as the bus is approaching. He will be kicking and screaming, due to the anxiety and stress this new situation. While change is hard for any child, it is even more challenging for… >> Read More