I Have Sinned

Fifteen Parenting Sins I Committed Last Year Ever since elementary school, I’ve hated collective punishment. I remember my teacher explained that she was punishing our whole class to incentivize us to police one another’s behavior in the future. I thought that was nuts. I was mad at my badly behaved classmate, although I didn’t tell … Continue reading

Judging Ourselves as Parents

The Jewish New Year is a time for judgment and reflection, not celebration. We gather to take stock and consider all of the ways we have fallen short, sinned and transgressed. We beat our chests, and each pounding represents a sin that either we — or some other member of the community — committed over … Continue reading

Toddlers & Time Zones

Hush Little Baby Circadian rhythms may have sway, but they’re no Fred Astaire. Lila leads; sleep sometimes follows. My daughter is the rare baby who won’t simply conk when she’s exhausted. If we’re out, she typically continues to explore everything and everyone around her, until she’s home and alone in her crib, regardless of how … Continue reading