Archive for January, 2009

Guest Blog — by Rochelle Jewel Shapiro


My father wanted a boy. Unfortunately, he had three daughters instead. When I, the third daughter, was born, he said, "Another girl!" He lost his voice for six weeks.Maybe it was better than what he might have said if he could speak. They waited seven years to try again, because ...

Future Later Mom Empty Nester


I am so tired of this winter. Are you?And, Seth's school bus is stressing me out.The bus aide gave me the evil eye the other day when we weren't standing outside awaiting their arrival. It's cold out there in the morning. Can't we wait just inside our doorway, and Seth ...

Kids Rock Band I Love


Wanted to give a shoutout to our favorite kids rock band that just released their first DVD shot in NY. We had attended the concert a while back where they filmed it. Was total fun!They are Princess Katie & Racer Steve, and the DVD is called Princess Katie & Racer ...

A Sandwich Generation Weekend


I've blogged on this subject before. While I hate to be a broken record, I feel the need to share again.My dad is 90, and my son is turning 6 next month.It was a long, snowy weekend here in NY, since yesterday was a school holiday. My dad stayed with ...

New Year….New You?


How was your new year's eve?We chilled at home.I'm been fighting this marathon cold and today, after being convinced by two friends, finally got myself to the ENT doctor. Turns out I need to be on antibiotic for five days. I'm so grateful I bit the bullet and went.How often ...