My son’s going to be 8 next month. That’s eight years since the day Max was born, eight years since we found out he’d had a stroke at birth, eight years since doctors told us he might never walk or talk, eight years I’ve spent going to all sorts of specialists and doing all sorts […]
I had The Today Show on that morning as I got dressed, and heard Katie Couric say something about a plane hitting one of the Twin Towers. “Wow, bad accident,” I thought, finished doing my hair and dashed out. I lived in Hoboken at the time, and usually took the bus to work. But the […]
Yesterday we had one of those Super Kid Sundays—you know, the kind when you’ve planned approximately a gazillion activities centered around your little darlings. First we made the kids pancakes for breakfast…with M&M’s. Then we played miniature golf at Essex Golf in Roseland, a real gem of a place. It’s clean, pretty and not crazy-crowded; […]
I’ve been taking NJ Transit nearly every single day for the past eight years. And every single day, it still feels like a little slice of heaven…. I prefer the Greta Garbo commute: I want to be alone.
I grew up in apartment buildings in Brooklyn, New York. My playground: a concrete backyard. I had a great childhood, but as soon as I was old enough to think about having kids, I knew I wanted to raise them in a suburb. I wanted them to have large grassy areas to roll around, big […]