Abraham is 12 months old. Until tomorrow. Here are 12 things I don’t want to forget about him (inspired by Sandra Boynton’s Little Pookie) He wakes with a smile. Immediately, he wants to look out the window, play with the alarm clock and cordless phone, and, if I’m lucky, snuggle. He likes to feed himself. … Continue reading



Last December, I wrote about my dislike about the secularization of Christmas. I’m Jewish, and I grew up with friends who were not, and I did some Christmas partying with them. But it wasn’t my family (we did the cliche “Eat Chinese and see a movie” on Christmas).  My step kids celebrate Hanukah with us, … Continue reading