Local Woman Makes Television Debut

Our own Ester Bloom is going to be on MSNBC at 11:25 this morning, talking to Tamron Hall about reclaiming the moniker “homemaker” for people who stay at home to take care of their kids. Twitter reports she is wearing her wedding underwear for good luck.

Introducing, Ester

Some news!

When We Took the SAT

Mike: Ester, the SATs are back in the news cycle this week and it something I thought I would not have to think about ever again after high school.

The Year I Left My Job

2013 was the year I had to decide how much it meant to me to be a writer. When the year began, I had a steady office job, a stressed-out husband, an apartment, and a baby, which meant that 26 hours out of every day were accounted for. How was I supposed to work on the novel that had been pacing back and forth inside my head, knocking occasionally on the floorboards, for years?

The Cost of Autumn

Ben and I took Lara to the mountains this weekend, where we rented a lakefront house with a good friend from college and his fiancee.

Are We Really Afraid of Becoming Bag Ladies?

Carrie Bradshaw may well secretly fear she will end up a bag lady. Miranda and the others, probably, not so much. So, ladies, I asked, are you a Carrie/Schwarzbaum?

What to Buy When Invited to a Birthday Party for a Baby

I have reached that stage of my life where I’ve begun to attend the birthday parties of children produced by friends. “What do you buy for a baby?” I asked myself as I looked at the invitation inviting me to a one-year-old’s party.

What We Left in the Vilnius Airport

“You are entitled to one 15 kg bag each,” said the lady. “But this bag is 30 kg. The charge for the extra weight would be $450.”

Devices to Consider Acquiring When You Have a Baby

Some gadgets are useful in making baby-rearing easier, more pleasant, less messy. Which are worth your money?

How Much You Should Pay to See: ‘The Dark Knight Rises’

NOTE: Adam and Ester saw The Dark Knight Rises together over the weekend, and then Adam saw it AGAIN on Tuesday, in IMAX. Because research.