One day, I was (over) preparing to have a baby, and now I have a 10-year-old. I can't really tell you how the biggest chunk of his childhood has already happened and is already in the books, but it is. It's done. I hope it was good.
Before I even had children, I obsessed over how to deal with the Santa Claus question, what to tell my Jewish kids that wouldn't make them feel left out, but wouldn't lead them to tell others that Santa wasn't real. But mischevious leprechauns for St. Patrick's Day? What the what?
The first time that I truly realized how different my life had become after having a baby was when my daughter was just two weeks old. It was Halloween, one of my favorite holidays, and I couldn't wait to share it with our new addition.
It is a fact that finding things to do with kids in Maui, an island with a well-deserved reputation for being exclusive and expensive, isn't always easy. Even the attractions you'd assume would appeal to the little ones are not really ideal for children, especially very young kids.
What happened at Duke University is not simply the failure of individuals who put their own pleasure and fun ahead of justice, the humanity of others, and a culture of respect, but a failure of the university and the culture at large
After 9/11, UNICEF-USA would never be caught with their servers down again. Way too much at stake. Last year alone, UNICEF responded to 292 emergencies in eight countries worldwide. And so UNICEF-USA had a plan.
Most of us in New York City were not able to celebrate Halloween (though I know of a few who ventured out in the darkness). But for those of us who are still feeling ghoulish, here is a roundup of accessories to commemorate the event.
Every single one of our meals with our families should be treated as a celebration of life. After all, the food we prepare, share and eat is what sustains and nourishes us and, in fact, keeps us alive.
I think many would agree that Halloween is in need of an image makeover, and what better time than now to re-examine this American tradition in an increasingly Latin-influenced country.
I didn't want anybody making fun of my son dressed up as a girl. I wanted to protect myself, too. If a boy wore a girl's costume, it meant he was going to be gay. And according to some, a boy was gay because his mother was overbearing. Overbearing mother meant bad mother.
Is it Halloween, April Fools or both? That was the question I asked myself after I watched the LG advert by SuperHeroes Amsterdam online.
Close the blinds, light a single candle, put on that hideous orange cassette tape of haunted house sounds you bought at the thrift shop and lost on the floor of your car for eight years, and crack open one of the following.
I used to like Halloween when I was a kid. Now Halloween means one thing. Layoffs. It's become National Layoff Day.
And so maybe our small, local nightmare -- one that at every moment has paled drastically in comparison with the real life suffering many of our less fortunate neighbors are experiencing -- is ending soon. Perhaps we'll remember this week, like most, in moments.
Even if you've done it before -- chances are you could always use an extra tip or two.