The trees are budding, the robins are returning and the hats and gloves have come off. But, that is not how I know it’s spring. How do I know the weather has turned for the better? I spent all day Sunday throwing up! When I picked up my daughters from school two days ago a […]Read More First Sign of Spring – Vomit!
Here’s the thing about the word playdate, sometimes the “play” part goes well, and sometimes, well, it just feels like a date. An awkward, stressful, when-will-this-afternoon end date. In the toddler years it’s usually a double date with the stranger mom or nanny in tow and then you have to make conversation, which in New […]Read More You Call This a Playdate?
Of all the ways your life changes when you have kids none is more drastic than the way you travel. Gone are the days of a small carry-on with a book, an ipod and some trashy magazines. Suddenly your carry on is like Mary Poppins carpet bag – full of snacks (both salty and sweet), […]Read More Flying the (Not) Family-Friendly Skies
I grew up in Brooklyn way before hipster boutiques and cute home furnishings stores dotted the avenues. Back in the 70’s and 80’s Brooklyn shopping was synonymous with one word – BARGAIN. And finding those deals was a sport for my mom, brought to new highs when my grandmother visited from Michigan and the two […]Read More Real Moms Never Pay Retail
I am 37 years old. I have been going to the gynecologist for about 20 years. During that time I graduated from high school and college, started a career, got married, gave birth to twins, tried many different forms of birth control and brands of birth control pills, and changed doctors 4 times. One thing […]Read More The Doctor Will Not See You Now
The day after our SVmoms conference call with Katie Couric about Children of the Recession, the NYC Department of Education (DOE) announced system wide cuts to the New York City public schools. The official amount was 5%, but at my daughters’ school it was about 15%. This is on top of the fact that our […]Read More The Recession’s Front Line: Our Schools