Interview with a 4-Year-Old

May 7, 2014

Unbelievably, my baby turned 4 this week. That means it must be time for a roundup of his favorite things from the past year. Of course, this is still an age of unreliable witness, so I added some family thoughts as well. Favorite Book: Too Many Toys by David Shannon It’s hard to argue with this […]

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Kickstarting Your Little Game Designer

April 17, 2014

I recently reaped the rewards of two board games that I backed on Kickstarter, both of which caught my attention as a game designer mama. The first is Robot Turtles. With a goal of $25,000, the Kickstarter for this game closed at $631,230. Not. Too. Shabby. That money shows incredible support for a game designed […]

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10 Things I’ve Been Doing Instead of Blogging

April 17, 2014

Dang, I’m seeing that I’m about to hit two months without a post. Sorry ’bout that! Here’s what I’ve been up to while I’ve obviously not been blogging. [UPDATE: This post mysteriously vanished from my blog, so I am reposting it thanks to my lovely Feedly archive.] 1. The biggest thing going on is that […]

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Pterosaurs Take Flight at AMNH

April 16, 2014

Pterosaurs: Flight in the Age of Dinosaurs is a great new show at the American Museum of Natural History, great for dinosaur lovers young and old. I recently attended a preview of the exhibit, where paleontologist curators Mark Norell and Alexander Kellner talked about pterosaur fossils and the formation of this new exhibit. The first […]

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Shhh, This NYC Theater is a Secret

February 8, 2014

UPDATE: There’s been a change of dates, and Ghostbusters is happening on 3/23! When you live as far uptown as we do, you have a certain acceptance that the true gems of New York City are a subway ride away. We recently discovered we have a secret, wonderful gem of a theater uptown, the United […]

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Exciting New Books from Little, Brown

February 7, 2014

Earlier this week I went to one of my favorite semi-annual events, the Little, Brown Books for Young Readers picture book cocktail party. Yes, it does combine two of my favorite things, picture books and cocktails, but it also offers a rare behind-the-scenes look at these books in the making. At previous parties I’ve enjoyed […]

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Year of the Horsey

January 31, 2014

I am strong little ox. Olive is a chatty little rooster. My husband and Ozzie are brave little tigers. These are the cutie versions of the Chinese zodiac in the new book My Lucky Little Dragon by Joyce Wan. Each page has an adorable illustration of the animal. It ends with a bit of good […]

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Symphony Space is Great for Kids: Just Kidding

January 16, 2014

My family and I were recently invited to attend a show at Symphony Space, part of the Just Kidding series for families. We have never been disappointed with a Just Kidding show, and this was no exception. Lunch Money, one of our favorite family bands, made a rare NYC appearance so we naturally jumped at […]

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Awesome, Revolting Children

December 29, 2013

What… this? This is the key to my superlative cabinet, which is now being opened because Olive and I have seen Matilda on Broadway. To describe the show I’ll need most of the superlatives I have. Wow. First, let me set the stage. I’m not a big fan of musicals, and I’ve passed that on to […]

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Todd McHatton’s Christmas Present to You

December 21, 2013

Time to get merry, people. Todd McHatton let me know that he’s giving away free downloads of ALL of his albums between today and December 25th! This includes his Christmas Songs album! Here for further merriment, is a video for the song “Santa Flying in Your Sleigh.” Merry Christmas!

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