I Got A Job – I’m On Break

All the moms are standing around watching the soccer practice but I can’t manage to move my chair any closer. I’m on break.  I started a full time job in April, and since then I’ve been a different me. No more afternoon yoga classes, no more handmade pasta, no more folded laundry. I had no […]

Read More

Spring Break: Organizing the Ordinary – Auntie Emily Camp

My sister is the mother of all mothers. (She’s also an award winning fourth grade teacher – she’s got a leg up on us.) She came up with this concept during Spring Break when she had five kids under her watch (two of ’em were mine). It’s pretty simple. Mommy~Auntie Emily Camp is basically a […]

Read More

Take Them Out to the Ball Game: Opening Day at Frontier Field

I’ll be honest – I wasn’t thrilled to join in on the Opening Day festivities. I don’t care about baseball. It’s a long game and it doesn’t hold my attention. But after today, I’m thinking maybe my perspective was all wrong. Maybe baseball games aren’t actually about the ball and the bat and the intermittent […]

Read More

Is 5 the Magical Age?

As so many of my readers already know, little kids create a really tough day to day. (Can I get a witness?) My boys are 15 months apart, and #TwoUnderTwo was incredibly difficult for me. It’s actually why I started this blog. I wanted a reason to type the words “Doing It Right” into the […]

Read More

The First Year, The First Child

“We need help,” he blurted into the phone, “Tonight works. If you can.” Sometimes I do private consultations with parents who need help understanding their options regarding child care. When I arrive at their home, I am greeted by one of the most beautiful women I’ve ever seen, her dashing husband, a spirited (and tiny) […]

Read More

A Colorful Crayola Play Day

Apparently it’s Magical March at the Crayola Experience in Easton, PA – but we didn’t know that when we fueled up. We just knew we were waking up to another cold and snowy day in Jersey City and we had no choice but to get these kids out of our house before it spontaneously combusted. […]

Read More

Protecting Trans Kids

Trans kids go to school during the day, five days a week, six hours a day. Just like non-trans kids. When kids are in school, they’re still human beings, with basic human functions, including as eating and going to the bathroom. When a child uses a bathroom they feel comfortable in, hygene can be upkept in a fairly […]

Read More

Happy Back to Work Day!

Yippeeeee! The most wonderful time of the year has finally come to an end and I just dropped off two kids at two schools for the next six hours. Blessed be the teachers for taking over from here. I have to admit, I did have one tiny moment where a small lump appeared in my […]

Read More

Hunting in the City

  Taking toddlers into the city requires strength, skill, and agility – especially when subways and PATH trains are involved. The biggest problem(s) are the steps into and out of the underground with a double stroller. (As a side note: anyone with compromised or limited mobility is SCREWED in New York.) Aside from the cumbersome […]

Read More

It’s Not A Job If You Don’t Get Paid

Apple bought Beats because the iPhone 7 isn’t going to have a headphone jack. I know this because Lyndon told me. He saw it on a screen inside an elevator while traveling to his New York office. And since then, I have thought longingly about reading financial news inside an elevator traveling upwards to an […]

Read More