Archive for August, 2009

Picky. Protective. And Still Single. by Jamie Levine


Before I had Jayda, I was a serial dater. I went out with men from JDate, had “training dates” with other members of my gym, was set up with friends of friends of friends, and even had drinks with a couple of gutsy guys who chatted me up on the ...

The Hands of Time – by Robin


What kind of senior will I be?It's a hard thing to anticipate. But, I do hope to live to a ripe old age (and hopefully have a "quality" life.) But, how do you define "quality" when you're elderly?I watched my dad this past week during our annual family vacation, and ...

Back to School — by Cara Meyers


I always loved the “newness” and anticipation of going back to school when I was young! Fresh, crisp notebooks! Perfectly sharpened pencils! New pens and pencil cases! Even the annual shopping trip for my new school “wardrobe” excited me! That is until I realized that it would be 85 degrees ...

Who Needs a Husband? I Need My Mommy and Daddy! by Jamie Levine


To be a successful single mom (or at least a sane one!), you really need a good support system: Friends or family whom you can lean on when you’re in a clinch. And, most importantly, they must be people whom both you and your child like and trust. In my ...

School Approaching – by Robin


Where does the time go?School will be here before you know it, and it's first grade for Seth.Everyone says it's much more demanding than kindergarten. That remains to be seen. I'm crossing my fingers the homework isn't daunting.It's been so nice having him come home from camp and just ...

The Day Camp Dilemma: Part II — by Cara Meyers


This Week: My husband had decided to take the Day Camp Dilemma challenge and see whether he could do a better job at preparing my son for Day Camp each day. Here are the results, as promised.Monday: I had a feeling that the camp challenge was off to a bad ...

The Dora Deception — by Jamie Levine


“Dora yogurt! I want my Dora yogurt!” my daughter screamed in the kitchen as my mother unpacked the groceries she and Jayda had just bought while I was working.“Huh? You bought her Dora yogurt?!” I barked at my mom. Jayda certainly gets her share of treats, but my mom knows ...

Jinxed — By Robin


I know I have my health, so in the scheme of things, I can't complain.But, I must vent.This was my birthday week....my final year as a 40-something, and I have to say I feel jinxed. Little went as planned....including the piece-de-resistance that happened today.I've always been one who believes staunchly ...

Robin’s Show Recommendation — SESSIONS


I had the opportunity to see the Off-Bway musical SESSIONS last night in NYC, and really enjoyed it.It now features "Guiding Light” Star and Daytime Emmy Nominee Robert Newman (no relation to me).SESSIONS, directed by Thomas Coté, is playing at the Algonquin Theater (123 East 24th Street). Albert M. Tapper ...

The Day Camp Dilemma — by Cara Meyers


One would think, especially a Mom, that day camp for their grade school age child would be easy street on roller blades. First off, your child is out of the home for at least an amount of time equivalent to a full day of school, if not more. Secondly, the ...