Category Archives: Parenthood

How We Celebrate The Fourth of July

July 4th, 2013

The Fourth of July is not a Jewish holiday, but my heritage and my husband’s heavily influences the way we “observe” this particular American celebration. Not everyone will agree with our view, but I hope you’ll read about it anyway. Come see what I mean by “observe” and let me know what you do on The Fourth. I’m…

Summer Reading

summer reading

I love to read in the summer, and I read A LOT. Despite that fact, I am not awarding my kids for their summer reading. Frankly, I don’t care how much they read or what they read, as long as they find books they enjoy and read for pleasure. In my newest essay for Brain, Child…

Friday Finds: Late May Updates

Jennifer Weiner and Nina Badzin

So much to see in this late May edition of “Friday Finds!” (once again on a Thursday) #1. HOW TO TELL IF YOU’RE IN A JANE AUSTEN NOVEL The article “How to Tell if You’re in a Jane Austen Novel” by Mallory Ortberg on The Toast made me smile. I especially loved this example: “You have five…

Makeup, Daughters, and 30 Clean Update

Bobbi Brown make up photo by Abbey Rosete via Flickr

As it turns out, I have some thoughts on wearing makeup. I didn’t even know I had anything to say about it until my daughters, ages 5 and 7, started begging me to let them wear lip gloss. Spoiler alert: I love makeup! But when do I want my daughters to get started with all…

Where We Are From

Brain Child Magazine "Where I'm From" by Nina Badzin

I’ve been writing for Brain, Child Magazine since August, and today marks the publication of essay #20. TWENTY! This week’s, at least for today, is my favorite, and it’s called “Where I’m From.”   I discovered the “Where I’m From” template from Galit Breen, whose beautiful version was recently published in Mamalode. After reading Galit’s piece about her…