One blustery Massachusetts morning before moving back to New Jersey, I was nursing my first son in the Mother’s Room at Babies’R’Us. I struck up a conversation with another new mom about the challenges of motherhood. We discussed the differences between our current lives and the days past, sans baby: sleep deprivation filled with multiple […]
With the exception of two six-month leaves of absence after the birth of each of my children, I am fortunate to have worked since the day I graduated college. During this time, I have changed jobs but they have been strategic steps forward in my career and I just recently celebrated my eleven year anniversary at my […]
Before summer officially begins, I sit down with my children and allow them to make a list of “50 Fun Things to-do” throughout the summer. While some of the “things” are costly (day trips to Great Adventure, the Cape May Zoo, etc.) an equal amount of silly things we can do in the comfort of […]
I used to be the one speaking to my child in a honeyed tone, dispensing treats to keep him quiet and happy. I was the one giving my kids clipboards with letters on them, asking them to find objects that began with those letters. I went to the grocery store equipped with a barrage of ammo to keep one in the kid carrier and one attentively walking beside me.
“Red hair sucks!” That’s what one little boy said to another in camp this summer. “Everyone thinks so. Doesn’t red hair suck?” he asked the bystanders (by-swimmers to be exact – they were in the pool). The other little boys nodded in hesitant agreement. That’s the story my six-year-old (“Six” for the purpose of this […]