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