My Daughters are Poets (and now everyone knows it)

I don’t usually publicly brag about my daughters but I am making an exception for this.  Thursday, April 29th was Poem in Your Pocket Day in NYC.  All the children in my daughters’ school carried poems in their pockets and read them aloud to each other, to teachers, to administrators and to whomever would listen.  […]

The Sex Talk? There’s No App For That

“Mommy, what happens if you’re pregnant and you don’t want to keep the baby?” This is the question my seven year-old daughter asked me first thing on a Monday morning a few weeks ago.  It took me a minute to rouse my brain and get my head around what she was asking while the sun […]

The Accidental Book Burning Mom

Let me start out by saying I LOVE BOOKS.  I was the kind of kid who woke up on Saturday morning and didn’t emerge from my bedroom until the late afternoon because I was engrossed in Jane Austen or Charles Dickens.  My family made pilgrimages from Brooklyn to Manhattan to go to the huge Barnes […]

Little Co-op in the Big City

The words gratitude and thankfulness get thrown around a lot this time of year.  My daughters are in first grade and once again they had to write down what they were thankful for and draw the requisite picture.  They’ve been doing this since preschool and it doesn’t vary much – mommy, daddy, a toy, their […]

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 […]