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New Books for Babes: BabyLit

New Books for Babes: BabyLit

I just got a shipment today of four books for Anya. I love books. I hope to instill a love of reading in both my children. Bella is already hooked, thank goodness! Well, 99% of the books in our “children’s library” belong to Bella, so […]

Tip #5 – Ignore Ignore Ignore

Tip #5 – Ignore Ignore Ignore

My goodness, are we surrounded by information or what? Everywhere you turn, there’s something for you to read, watch or listen to that tells you what’s good and bad. This is particularly true when it comes to babies and parenting. I mean, “baby” isn’t a […]

What’s With the Weather???

What’s With the Weather???

Yesterday was Tu Bishvat – the Jewish holiday that celebrates the birthday of the trees and the revival of nature (aka SPRING!). How hilarious and ironic that it snowed last night in New York City. SNOWED!!! It hasn’t snowed all winter, but now?!? I went […]

Things I’m in Love With Right Now for Kids

Things I’m in Love With Right Now for Kids

I fall in love easily. What can I say? There are so many amazing things out there, especially for little kids. Sometimes it’s tough to see the jewels among the hoards of crap and garbage that is constantly being touted…So, in order to make things […]

Disney’s New Peer-to-Peer Princess: Sofia

Disney’s New Peer-to-Peer Princess: Sofia

Drum roll please…Disney has unveiled their newest princess. Meet Sofia, the seven year old princess, all dressed in purple, who will debut in her very own TV movie in February of 2012. Ain’t she purdy? Disney has decided that the 2-7 year old set doesn’t […]

We DO Need Better Parents

We DO Need Better Parents

Thomas Friedman isn’t always my favorite op-ed columnist. But he had a great piece in Sunday’s New York Times in which he talked about new findings that show how important parental involvement in their kids’ education is to their children’s ultimate academic success. Since the […]

Parenting: Israeli Style

Parenting: Israeli Style

I’m giving a talk this Saturday at the JCC in Manhattan. The topic is Parenting: Israeli Style and I will be covering issues of identity, parenting styles and various differences in culture. I’m an Israeli who has lived in the US most of my life. […]

First Day of School

First Day of School

I can’t believe it. Today is Bella’s first day of school. She has been looking forward to this for soooooooooo long! She’s been asking to go to school for at least 8 months, and her wish was finally granted. She’s going to Gan Eden – […]

Kid O Magnatab Alphabet

Kid O Magnatab Alphabet

Bella has been super helpful with Anya (and sweet to her too), so I decided to reward her with a gift a few days ago. I found the perfect thing that makes us both happy. The Kid O Magnatab Alphabet. Bella can spend 20-30 minutes […]

Swimming, it’s good for you

Swimming, it’s good for you

Bella started taking swim lessons a few months ago at a great school call Imagine Swimming. She took one class a week, but I had to go in the pool with her and it was a group setting. And it was in Tribeca. The sum […]