I have been trying to figure out my blogging schedule so that it did not interfere with my off-line life. I am not sure how to best fit in with everything else that's going on here on a daily basis. I miss regular blogging, but at the same time resent the fact that my time … [Read more...]
New Easter traditions
I realize I am a week late writing about Easter, but that's how my timing works. The past week was packed with kids activities and catching up on chores and errands-- our normal rhythm these days. The daily life pressures and rewards augmented what truly is important: I just … [Read more...]
How to survive the first weeks with a newborn baby
My fourth baby is quickly growing out of her baby days. It is a bittersweet fact for me: I am already missing the newborn days! What I am not going to miss though is the sleep deprivation, the physical discomfort and living in a "survival mode" for months. Each baby is … [Read more...]
Barbie, anti-Barbie, and the power of marketing.
If you have a daughter, you are well educated on the subject of Barbie world (if you don't have a daughter, read on: this is not just about Barbies): countless variations of Barbie itself, as well as Barbie furniture, pets, accessories. And let's not forget books and movies. As a … [Read more...]
18 Barbies, or: How many toys does one child need?
I counted my daughter's Barbies. There was 18 (I had weeded some a few months ago). I didn't even think of counting Barbie shoes, purses and hair brushes. Who has time for that? The Barbies and accessories are organized in various containers. A few years ago I went through … [Read more...]
How to get your kids to talk.
First of all, a big "welcome" to my new follows and readers. I am really glad you are here and look forward to hearing from you. If you like what you read, feel free to leave a comment, or share it with your friends. I appreciate it a lot! Now on to today's post. If the … [Read more...]