Shut Up About Eighteen Sweet Summers

This summer, I decided that I missed my kids and wanted to spend more time with them, so I bit the bullet and gave the nanny the summer off, dramatically cut my hours (flinching as I await blowback from my partners), and decided that I would be the one  spending blissful summer afternoons eating strawberries … Continue reading Shut Up About Eighteen Sweet Summers

Unprecedented recipe post

Now, I think beets are good. Tasty root vegetable, sweet, crunchy, happily colored. Around here people are put off by them because they're pink. And when I used to bring borscht, the traditional Eastern European beet soup, for lunch, invariably, there would someone who'd look in my tupperware, and go, "Ewww, that's pink, what is that?" What … Continue reading Unprecedented recipe post

Tis the season for identity crisis: the Elf dilemma

'Tis the season. The season to assert my Jewishness, like, hard. Christmas season. Okay, let me correct that. I don't actually need to assert my Jewishness per se because I am Jewish AF as far as ethnic identities go, but it's my kids. Take the Catholic spouse and add to that NOT living in Brookline, MA where … Continue reading Tis the season for identity crisis: the Elf dilemma

Mom confessions: 6 things I do wrong ALL the time

I gotta be honest with you, folks, I think parenting has gotten pretty darn ridiculous.  No one can do everything that you're supposed to do to raise well-adjusted and healthy children.  NO ONE.  I'm taking a stand.  I need to unburden my soul.  I am hereby confessing all the things I am doing wrong. 1. … Continue reading Mom confessions: 6 things I do wrong ALL the time

Pump it up: pumping at a job interview

10 years ago, I was finally--FINALLY!--about to be finished with training, and was looking for a job. By the way, I would just like to note, as I already have to my friends and family, how it's absolutely amazing that a person can make it to age 32, and not know how to look for … Continue reading Pump it up: pumping at a job interview

A pain in the neck: a story of a bad day

Doctor mommy is super duper unhappy today in many different ways, bodily and emotionally, for various reasons.  Last night was high on the craptastic scale as far as nights go, even though it was a decent weekend... until last night. As parents, we he had to face the ever difficult decision of when to take … Continue reading A pain in the neck: a story of a bad day

Teaching your kids to appreciate art: my trip to RISD museum with my daughter

It looks like I might finally have a cool story to tell about my daughter. I have looked at my daughter, and scratched my head because, like, whose child is she, really?  Can't be mine.  She so athletic and grippy, like I never was and never will be.  And she is all about the pink … Continue reading Teaching your kids to appreciate art: my trip to RISD museum with my daughter

Mommy guilt: the struggle is real

One of the first things I did when I got a job that paid money was hire a cleaning lady.  It was a given that I would, since I hate housework, and am no good at it.  I actually suck pretty hard at it. As time went on, I outsourced more and more stuff.  Some … Continue reading Mommy guilt: the struggle is real

8 Dinner hacks for the working family who comes home hungry

It’s pretty much widely accepted that when you’ve got two busy parents who work, getting dinner on the table frequently gets hairy.  I try to be that mom and prepare a week’s worth of meals on a Sunday, but... ok, I’m straight up lying; I think I did that once.  The bottom line is, on any given … Continue reading 8 Dinner hacks for the working family who comes home hungry