Generation Hillary

This morning Isabel, one of my six year old daughters, asked me if she had to take down her Hillary for President sign that she hung on her bedroom door 8 months ago.  I told her that it was her choice.  She thought about it for a minute and then decided that she should take […]

The Sky Is Falling

This past Friday when an enormous crane collapsed on the Upper East Side the city was thrown into high construction to alert.  It is almost impossible to live in Manhattan and not pass under scaffolding, walk by several cranes, and hear the sounds of a jackhammer breaking ground on your morning walk to school.  There […]

Admissions of an Admissions Survivor

I would like to think that if Dante wrote The Inferno today there would be a special circle of hell just for Kindergarten admissions in NYC.  And within that level there would be a VIP room for those of us with twins.  When I explain the process to friends and family living outside of NYC […]

Not Really Rosie

This past weekend I took my daughters to the Atlantic Theater Company’s production of Really Rosie.  It was one of those moments you look forward to as a mother, when you get to take your kids to something that you loved as a kid and watch them fall in love with it too.  They’d listened […]

How to Raise Real New Yorkers

On a recent Sunday afternoon as we were weaving our way through the crowds on our way to see a matinee of Mary Poppins one of my five year old daughters casually asked, “what are XXX live nude girls?”  The tourists huddled on the corner around us laughed.  Yes, some pre-Disney vestiges of old Times […]