This past Sunday The New York Times published an article, Way Beyond Bakesales: The $1 Million Dollar PTA, and my Co-President and I were featured in front of the PS 87 mural. We’ve been waiting to see how this article would shape up since we gave Kyle Spencer a tour of our school a few […]Read More Million Dollar PTAs – It’s Not All About the Money
There are certain women journalists who have inspired me as an essayist and writer waaaay before the word blogging was invented. Anna Quindlen was one and Lisa Belkin the other. Aside from writing for The New York Times both women had a voice that spoke to me as a young woman starting out in the […]Read More Writes Like an Angel – Lisa Belkin Dishes with the Blogging Angels
I got a super surprising Google alert today that I thought was a mistake. There was my Twitter handle – @beccasara – and there was “New York Times” next to it. So of course I had to click on over. And my Harry Potter tweet was featured in the #trendingNYC column in the City Room […]Read More I’m in The New York Times (or at least my avatar is)
This past week Thomas Friedman wrote an Op-Ed in the New York Times, U.S.G and P.T.A, about parental involvement making a difference in student achievement. When I first read the article I yawned. Tell me something I don’t know. Kids do better when parents are involved? Of course. Kids do better when parents lay down […]Read More Parental Involvement in Schools – How Thomas Friedman Missed the Point
Why does everyone pick on us Upper West Side moms? My latest parenting column at the Westside Independent. City Parenting, Stereotypes, and The New York Times : Westside IndependentRead More City Parenting, Stereotypes, and The New York Times : Westside Independent
In today’s NY Times Motherlode Blog, Marc Vachon wrote a great blog about why this whole idea of constant appreciation can be belittling and demoralizing. It’s an interesting post and really got me thinking about this whole idea of equal parenting. In a perfect world we’d all be in a state of constant gratitude and […]Read More Do Dads Need Constant Praise for Doing Their Share?