Twitter Party: Food, Kids, Prizes


I cannot tell you how many times I have made my kids something for dinner - something that I have made, and they have eaten 100's of times - and they tell me they don't like it.  It. Is. Infuriating.  I'm sure it has to do with control or who knows what...but it still kills me. Kids love to eat.  Continue Reading

Motherhood Out Loud: You’ll Relate

The Entire cast of Motherhood Out Loud

Last week I went to see Primary Stages Motherhood Out Loud, which opens today at the 59E59 theatre here in NYC. MOL is an uneven series of vignettes about - you guess it - motherhood.  From childbirth to college, to becoming the parent to your own parents, it covers the experiences all parents Continue Reading

Win a Nintendo DS at KidzVuz Launch Twitter Party


You may have heard - since I blog about it incessantly, but this week, Rebecca Levey from and I are launching a brand-spanking-new version of our love child - er - website for tweens,  KidzVuz! And social media babes that we are, we're celebrating with a Twitter Party!  We're Continue Reading

Mechatar Interactive CleverRobot: Review and Giveaway

This one is called Wrexx

It is a well documented fact that no one over the age of 8 is capable of learning the trading card games Pokemon, Yugioh, or any of the other ones either. It must be a biological imperative: if you are not a kid - especially a boy - between the ages of 7 and 12, your brain simply cannot memorize the Continue Reading

Labor Day Weekend in NYC: Kid Heaven

So your beautiful summer retreat was destroyed in the hurricane?  Or it wasn't, but your staff of thousands simply couldn't make it out of their own flooded digs in time to ready your mansion for your Labor Day arrival?  What's that?  You don't have a fabulous seaside retreat?  No one needs to know Continue Reading

War Horse: Can you take the Kids

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On average, I'd say my husband and I go to the theatre about 15 times a year -- maybe even a bit more. Our kids?  Not so much.  A lot of the time, New York productions skew either too old (inappropriate) or too young (can you help the Princess find her way home? Clap three times everyone!).  We do Continue Reading

Virtually Incomprehensible

I've been hesitant to write about Jennifer Perillo's loss, just one week ago, of her husband Mike.  I don't want to intrude on her grief.  Or pretend that we are closer than we are. Or seem like I'm using her very personal tragedy as blog fodder. Plus, so many others - like Marinka, at Motherhood Continue Reading