While the rest of Instagram is commenting with #goals on whatever enviable uploads they come across, I’m announcing my actual life goals via matching @apolis totes with @alywalansky. Come at us with any conversations/emails that fit the bill, bc we have collectively unsubscribed from all fakaktaness. Thanks for coming to my Ted Talk.
Had the best time at this morning’s very-necessary modern childcare panel with @thefifthtrimester & @getcozykin. It’s about time realistic childcare options become available, especially considering the vast majority of American families are dual-income. We talked about how to easily nanny share with like-minded local families, letting someone else handle the bookkeeping and HR-related issues (amen, right?), and not worrying about your career stability in the weeks and months following motherhood. If you missed today’s event and still want to join in, Lauren is hosting another panel talk with on June 13. Also, if you’re considering a nanny share, schedule a call with CozyKin and tell them I sent you to save up to $1,000 off your deposit by June 15, 2019. Check the link in my bio for more details.
If there's one thing I know after having 5 kids in 10 years, it's that raising healthy littles takes SUCH a village. I have no idea where I'd be physically/mentally/financially without the ongoing help of trusted childcare (and if you agree, I'd love to hear your take on this). I've seen firsthand how stressed most new parents get about heading back to work after parental leave -- the idea of choosing a nanny or daycare is overwhelming. That's exactly why I'm joining power mom @thefifthtrimester and @getcozykin, the childcare leader in Montessori-inspired nanny sharing, for an intimate breakfast panel discussion on Thursday, May 30 at Tavern on the Green. We'll be discussing the status of viable childcare options for REAL families and how nanny sharing works. Would love to see my media friends there, because OMG why aren't we talking about the realities of childcare more when most families are dual-income?
CozyKin is the best of both childcare worlds: they offer the personalized care and attention of a nanny with the structure and curriculum of a daycare.
Details about the panel discussion are in the next images. Would love to see you there if you feel as passionately as I do!
Me: I feel great after giving up all forms of bread for over a week, I should continue.
Also me: OMG someone turned my face into a cookie and I need to eat it all immediately! ...but seriously, who sent me this magical face chametz?! #cookieface
In today’s edition of Insta vs reality I present you with Avi’s most honest self upon finding out eating 3 cherry lollipops under his bed doesn’t count as eating an actual fruit. Also, I’m thinking of doing another #instagramvsreality upload with my #DiastasisRecti pics. Any other moms go through that and successfully heal/close their gaps? Would your jaw be on the floor if I showed you?
Would you believe this smize-machine of a 🐎 is literally named Tyrone Banks? Such a stud. Spent like half the day cuddling him till Yossef started to give me really weird looks. Brb need to update my bio to “wife, mom of 5, pony enthusiast.”
Fellow late 90s music fans, which glass would you sip syrah from tonight? A) when I sip, you sip, we sip B) sip me baby one more time 👱🏽♀️ C) love the wine you’re with (more of a throwback to a prior generation but I’m loving it anyway)? #freebritney
Also, k for p Syrah goes really nicely with grilled pineapples 🍍. That’s a scientific fact.
I didn’t post a birthday picture or one of those “donate to my fundraiser” campaign links on Facebook this week because I wasn’t really sure what I wanted. Today, after a chat with an old friend, I know what I want. I want YOU to let me give back. Kindness/giving blesses the receiver AND the giver, so we both win. Feel free to tell me you need comments on your latest insta upload, a prayer, to vote for your entry in some crazy internet contest, prank call your brother in Hawaii, etc etc. Your happiness = my happiness. And, if you don’t have a request, please tell someone they’re beautiful. Anyone. Just make ‘em feel good. #thisis35 🎉
I don’t have any sisters by birth & always felt like I missed out on something grand. I had no idea what that was until today when I saw Rivkah dressing Milli in her unicorn 🦄 bathing suit and ridiculously great matching headband from @reeseshairpieces just for sport. Can we start a support club for surviving a sisterless childhood?
Obviously all the kids followed the bathing suit trend shortly after, so we made the most of it. They went swimming in a warm-ish hot tub bc it hit 70 upstate and OMG SUMMER IS COMING WUNNA THESE DAYS!!!!
Posted a hair-related Instagram story recently but got dozens of unexpected replies asking what my necklace means/who makes it. So here goes... An initial for each of my kids: Benjamin, Rivkah, Avi, David, and Milli. Thin gold chain, flat & hammered tiny tags. Made by @isabellegracejewelry — she also makes a bunch of other super cute personalized pieces worth checking out 👌🏽