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!
If you watch my stories you know I’m in #Portland for a few days for work with @alywalansky and my new travel buddy, Queen Milli (who slept like *a baby* on the 6 hour flight here from NYC). We’re staying at the new @worldmarkbywyndham downtown, but want all your ideas and input for things to do/see/eat/experience tomorrow afternoon when we’ve got free time. Share all your #Oregon wisdom in the comments! 💕🌈
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 👌🏽
Did I forget to show you Milli’s Purim costume? She went as a glittery little love creature 💕 ...also, best news ever, this #accreta warrior baby is over 8 lbs now!
Thanks for the headband aunt @vidagruberchavez!
#ad Have you guys had a chance to visit @Birchbox at @Walgreens yet? LOVING the products I purchased in my Build-Your-Own-Birchbox, especially the @sandandskyaus Pink Clay Flash Perfection Exfoliating Treatment. Total lifesaver during pregs & after when my skin = breakout city. You guys can still go check out #Birchbox at one of these three #Walgreens locations in NYC: 60 Spring St, 40 Wall St, or 250 Bedford Ave. For $15 you get your choice of 5 fabulous skincare, haircare, and/or cosmetic items. Or you can get a free BYOB if you subscribe to Birchbox in the store or online! Go check it out now and let me know what you purchased in the comments below, and someone pick me up some dry shampoo bc it's a lifestyle at this point 💕