Archive for April 2017

My 6-Yr-Old Choked Eating An Easter Egg; The Heimlich Saved Her.

It happened in an instant. I was picking up my younger two girls from school on a Monday afternoon, and they were hungry. On Saturday night, my girls had enjoyed a special activity: they had dyed Easter eggs with family friends, and I decided to bring several of the brightly-colored hardboiled eggs as an after... Read more »

Passover: Grief, Freedom, Harry Potter and Chocolate Chip Cookies

The family was hanging out in the kitchen this morning. One of the girls asked about our plans for the Seder tonight. I paused. “We’re doing a small Seder,” I said. I glanced at my husband, who was standing next to me. He gave me a sympathetic look. I took a deep breath. “The truth... Read more »

How to Help Syrian Refugees: Send a #ParcelofLove Baby Box

Sometimes I worry about developing compassion fatigue when I scroll through social media. There is no shortage of suffering, of heartfelt pleas to help support a thousand worthy causes. How does one decide where to allocate energy, time, money, anxiety? We do the best we can, I suppose, and we listen to what strikes a... Read more »

Boss Baby: Hard For Those Who Have Lost a Baby and For Foster Kids

I went with my husband and kids to see Boss Baby yesterday. My girls were very excited to see the movie, oohing and aahing about how adorable the baby was. There were many funny moments, and it was ultimately very sweet, but I wish I had known a little more about the movie before I... Read more »