So you’ve found her: the perfect babysitter. How to keep her around? Learn from a former babysitter who always chose her jobs wisely.
“The Easter Bunny’s not real, right?” Henry asked me one night. We had just finished reading a bedtime story, and had moved on to the bedtime deep philosophical discussion. Without thinking, I replied, “Nah.” He didn’t say anything. Crap, I thought. Had I made a grave error? I didn’t think much was at stake, when […]
As a child I was terrified of Santa. I had nightmares: a red-gloved hand clawing at my window, glass breaking downstairs while I hid under my bed. Who wouldn’t be scared of this creepy, omniscient stranger who was judging, ever judging? At the mall, he would demand that I sit on his lap and tell […]
Family Synergy… I Love It! I’ve mentioned before how my sister owns this wonderful shop Ola Baby in Brooklyn. She now, ahem, has a second store. I’m soooo proud of her. In little over a year she has expanded to another Brooklyn neighborhood. During Thanksgiving lunch, I peppered her, as I usually do, with questions […]
Ladies, I have the perfect gift for the young, unformed girl in your life: Hasbro’s Rose Petal Cottage. The Rose Petal Cottage is advertised as part of the “Dream Town collection,” although there’s no other part of this “town” for sale. There are no other homes, no post office or fire station—just a yawning abyss […]
Check these out. I visit my sister’s children’s boutique, Ola Baby, at least once a month. It’s based in Brooklyn in the neighborhood where we grew up and the majority of my family still lives. She has a great eye and is constantly scouring the trade shows and such for merchandise to sell. I walked […]