The Most Rockin’ ...

Posted in Blog on Sep 11, 2010
If I closed my eyes, I might actually think that I was at a club (remember those!) Sure, Justin Roberts and the Not Ready for Nap Time Players were rockin’ the kiddie crowd – that’s expected at a Children’s Fest – but the fact is… read more

Live from Target’s Book ...

Posted in Blog on Sep 11, 2010
If you have had kids in the last 10 years, you have come across at least one of Tom Lichtenheld’s books. He’s the illustrator of massively popular books like Duck! Rabbit!, Shark vs Train and Everything I Know About Pirates. He got his start by… read more

Greetings from the Target ...

Posted in Blog on Sep 11, 2010
A sunny day made even brighter with the squeals and laughter of a thousand kids – that’s the scene from backstage at Target’s Children’s Book Festival. Target invited Mom Culture to live blog from the event, and since books are one of the great joys… read more

Art Celebrating the Hardest ...

Posted in Blog on Sep 09, 2010
(my piece & slideshow – from While I was busy marking Labor Day by having a cookout and packing away my whites, I found myself thinking about the meaning of “Labor Day”. According to the Department of Labor’s website, Labor Day is “dedicated to… read more

Five People Who Need to ...

Posted in Blog on Sep 06, 2010
(my piece from I’m preparing for my spiritual master cleanse with the arrival of the Jewish holidays Rosh Hashanah (the Jewish New Year) and Yom Kippur (the Day of Atonement), which are the dynamic holiday duo that offer a fresh start and an opportunity… read more

Can You Talk Too Much to Your ...

Posted in Blog on Aug 10, 2010
(my post for Recently, two moms of teens told me they wish they had been less wordy with their kids when they were little, because now the kids debate everything. If, ten years ago, they had just said, “No hitting” rather than, “That behavior is unacceptable… read more

Ode to Mac n Cheese

Posted in Blog on Aug 05, 2010
(from Mom Culture’s Metro magazine blog) “Slammin’ Words” The spoken-word Olympics, the National Poetry Slam, is going on right now through August 7 in St. Paul! The best slam poets (slammers? sloets?) in the nation will pour their hearts out through this captivating performance art.… read more

Stood Up By the Sitter

Posted in Blog on Jul 22, 2010
(my post for Mom Logic) Sometimes my well-being rests in the hands of a 20-year-old college student. Crazy, right? I didn’t even want my well-being resting in the hands of a 20-year-old college student when I was a 20-year-old college student! But this is… read more


Posted in Blog on Jul 15, 2010
I always love a chance to get together with The Blog Pantry posse of fellow bloggers – getting out from behind the screen is a necessity. This month we gathered at James Rutherford’s new Kirkland Gallery, a gorgeous space on the street level at… read more

Where the Toys Are

Posted in Blog on Jul 14, 2010
(from the Mom Culture blog for Metro magazine) It’s the closest thing I’ll come to having a garage. Actually, I have a garage in my apartment building that I like very much; it’s heated and keeps me dry during rainstorms. But I’m talking about a… read more