I guess this doesn’t really qualify as a first day since the Mom Congress started at 4:00pm with the opening remarks and an icebreaker session. We were talking advocacy – the most effective ways to rally your cause, present your case and influence policy. It was a reminder on how powerful data can be and […]Read More Mom Congress Day 1: How Many DC Cupcakes Can I Eat?
This is the question an educator asked me yesterday. A private school educator in New York City. We were among over 200 people invited to Barry Diller’s IAC headquarters in Chelsea to have lunch and listen to the presentation for a brand new private school in Manhattan called Avenues The World Schools. I wasn’t invited […]Read More Why Aren’t Parents Rioting in the Streets?
If your child is a raging maniac for no reason chances are they will wake up in the middle of the night vomiting with 103 degree fever. Always put a bowl next to your child’s bed if they say their stomach hurts before bedtime. The first 6 weeks of school are always terrible. It will […]Read More Top Ten Parenting Truths of 2010 (learned the hard way)
Today I’m doing something I’ve never done before – I’m posting a guest post. As part of the Yahoo! Motherboard‘s recognition of Breast Cancer Awareness Month I wanted to write something that would resonate, be authentic and affect people. The only way I could even fathom doing this was to have my friend Shari write […]Read More It’s Not Just Another Walk – A Very Personal Perspective on Why Breast Cancer Walks Matter
Yes a good portion of the country is already back at school but here in NYC we still have a week to go – and then we have only one day before we’re off for two days because of the Jewish holiday Rosh Hashanah – The Jewish New Year. (Yes that’s right, here in NYC […]Read More Back To School Resolutions (And a Snapfish Giveaway to Help)
I’ve had an overwhelming response from mombloggers in real life, on twitter and here on my blog to my Momblogger is Not a Dirty Word post. It’s been incredibly gratifying to hear from all of these writers and bloggers who are also funny, dedicated and hard working moms. But, one of my favorite things to […]Read More Mombloggers Heeding the Call
Last week when the media world was all aflutter with Steven Slater the Jet Blue flight attendant and his incredibly brash and dramatic exit down the emergency slide, beer in hand and profanities flying, everyone wondered if all civility and decency had finally been lost in air travel. But, this past Monday, according to news […]Read More Undercover Mother – My Secret Life As A Crime Fighting Mom on the Street
My daughters left for sleep-away camp on Monday. They come home on Sunday. A short one week trial of sleep-away camp to see if they’d like it, to give them a gentle nudge towards independence. (At least that’s the way my hard core camp husband sold it to me.) Here’s the thing about sleep-away camp […]Read More Greetings From Camp! I Wanna Go Home! or How to Rip Out Your Mother’s Heart in One Small Letter
I didn’t realize how much this summer would be about my daughters moving up (to 3rd grade), moving out (to sleep away camp) and moving on (cleaning out their toys.) But obviously the idea of them growing up and entering a new phase of their lives, which means I am entering a new phase of […]Read More Theme of the Week – Growing Up and Moving On
My daughters finished 2nd grade and now at 8 years old they have declared themselves to be “tweens.” I personally thought the whole tween thing was for ages 10-12, the real prepubescent years with middle school and all those horrors. But no, Time Out Kids had an entire tween issue and right there on the […]Read More The Bittersweet Inevitability of Growing Up – A Weekend Spent with Peter Pan and Toy Story 3