I’m excited to have a piece on the new site Motherwell, edited by the talented Lauren Apfel and Randi Olin. I think Motherwell stands out from other sites about parenting, but you have to click through their articles to see why.
My essay, “Call Me Mrs. Badzin,” is about how I used to insist that other kids call me Nina, but as my kids (and their friends) are getting older I find myself preferring Mrs. Badzin.
There’s a poll at the end of the essay asking what other parents prefer. In my social circle almost all the adults go by their first names. It’s not like me to go so out of the way to be different, but that’s where I’ve landed. I’m Mrs. Badzin. Why?
See you at Motherwell for the full story!
I thought it would be fun to share what my family is reading this summer. (Maybe I have a twisted idea of fun?) I’ll start with my choices. I’ve declared this the summer of fiction since I’ve read tons of memoirs this year and could use a break. My...read more
Reading is the best way to learn to write. Well, that’s not true. Writing is likely the best way to learn to write. Is it fair to say that a combination of reading more and writing more will produce a higher quality of work? I say YES, which is why I made a new...read more
Below I have a preview of June’s friendship question at The HerStories Project. It’s about a friend who gives way too many gifts, always manages to feel offended by others, and generally isn’t taking the hint. What would you do? See if you agree with...read more
I started keeping track of favorite quotes in a journal the summer before ninth grade. I’d like to say the idea came to me naturally, but the truth is I was imitating some girls I’d met during a four-week summer program at Wellesley College. These East...read more
I wrote what I believe is an unusual answer to a series at Kveller.com called “Why Be Jewish?”. I have some strong beliefs about why I’m Jewish, but the answer I chose to focus on is probably a surprising one for a parenting site. See, I don’t...read more
DO If you missed May’s friendship question about how to know if a potential friend is into you, that it is here. To ask me an anonymous question, click HERE. Darren Rowse at ProBlogger had a helpful post about why you should fix old posts on your blog and what...read more
About Nina Badzin
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I’d love to hear your questions about friendship, difficult social situations, as well as online connections that could use some guidance. Ask me an anonymous question at The HerStories Project.