Time flies. And then there are days that seem jet propelled. And in months that I haven’t written I’ve: visited ten independent New York City schools, attended 30 related events‑open houses, parent interviews, child interviews…opps I mean play dates, diversity nights, curriculum nights—mixed in with Christmas shopping, then the holidays with friends and family, and […]
Easter weekend, on a bright Saturday morning, I sat poolside studying Julia and her friend I’ll call T, taking their weekly swim lesson. With Passover and Easter falling over the same weekend, the poolroom was still and empty, except for Mr. T’s mom and me‑‑ and our kids. Julia and Mr. T bobbed in the […]
Last week, on the 11th of December, as I struggled with Julia to get her coat on, to leave the house and head out to school the anger rose up in waves like a flocks of birds, circling my stomach. And swooped in again. The battle of the winter coat has been waged since the […]
An incredible piece from the perspective of Single parenthood from Charles Blow of The New York Times.