From the minute I got the first phone call on Tuesday afternoon, I was overcome with anxiety.
It was 2:30 and I was at one of my favorite coffee shops, working on a new book idea, when my phone…rang. It was the Cherry Creek School District, telling me that my 14-year-old’s middle school was on “secure perimeter” — meaning there was a known danger in the area, and all students and staff had to stay within a designated area in the school, with all external doors locked and windows covered. This was due… >> Read More
“All College Admissions Are A Pay-To-Play Scandal!” “A slew of CEOs charged in college entrance cheating scam!” “The College-Admission Scandal and the Warped Fantasy of the American…Scam.” That’s just a smattering of the headlines that have been blowing up the internet, ever since the news broke yesterday of a massive scandal in which hundreds of well-to-do parents paid to have people take standardized tests for their children and gave bribes to college coaches to “recruit” their children, among other decidedly non-kosher activities...all… >> Read More
When I was a kid, I eagerly looked forward to Valentine’s Day. After all, it would obviously be the day my true classmate love — whomever that was, who clearly had been pining for me in absentia…— would finally step out of the shadows. Spoiler alert: That never happened (although one year I did receive a very nice stuffed animal anonymously placed in my car, which in retrospect is actually somewhat creepy). But the hope and anticipation of passion — would someone send me a red carnation, that apex of affection?— gave… >> Read More
Recently, Facebook encouraged all its members to participate in a "10-year challenge," in which just about everyone in your feed posted side-by-side photos of themselves now and 10 years ago, to show…how much they had changed. Most everyone eagerly showed off how they had not aged at all in the last 10 years (whatever!) and posted their photos with glee. Meanwhile, a viable conspiracy theory was making the rounds, stating that this “game” was actually an initiative by the government to register as many people as… >> Read More
It may seem hard to believe, but there will come a time when your child is going to take his or her first step, roll, or crawl out of the nest and into an organized program with other children.…Whether you are looking for daycare, full-day preschool, half-day preschool, or something in between, finding the right fit for your child and family can seem like an overwhelming task. To help get you on your way, we have rounded up a list of Jewish preschools in the Baltimore area. The fine print: The information on… >> Read More