Greetings From Camp! I Wanna Go Home! or How to Rip Out Your Mother’s Heart in One Small Letter

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 […]

The Bittersweet Inevitability of Growing Up – A Weekend Spent with Peter Pan and Toy Story 3

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 […]

The Serendipity of My Family’s Library

The first time I held a Kindle in my hand I almost dropped it.  I have small hands and keeping the Kindle in its little cover required some maneuvering that I am not used to while reading.  I finally figured out the most comfortable way to hold the thing and read my way through Lorrie […]

Mom in Toyland Part 2- Melissa & Doug and Some Thoughts on Apartment Friendly Toys

As a city mom I dread two big holidays – Hannukah and my daughters’ birthday.  That’s horrible you think?  Yes it does sound really mean, downright Mommy Dearest material, but hear me out.  We live in about 1,000 square feet give or take a closet.  When I think of presents I think of space, or […]

Mom in Toyland – Part 1 Playmobile and Madame Alexander

One of the best things about being a mom is your chance to reread your favorite childhood books and play with toys both old and new. But, one of the best things about being a mom blogger is getting to go the Toy Fair! Last week the Toy Fair hit New York at the Javits […]

Live Blogging My Call With Katie Couric

I am on a conference call with Katie Couric, discussing kids and the recession:  Children of the Recession. So far introductions all around.  CBS News is concentrating on how the recession is impacting children. 6:30pm Evening News, and the Early Show.   Go to cbsnews.com to view all of these insightful and important stories launching this […]

Kicking Your Kids to the Curb Madlyn Primoff Style

There’s not a mom on this Earth who didn’t hear the story about Madlyn Primoff, the mother who dumped her daughters on the side of the road when she just couldn’t stand another second of their bickering.  And among the moms I’ve spoken to – every single one of them laughed, or at least smiled […]