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“When I first started making my daughter lunch for camp when she was 4, I started putting notes in her lunch. I did it partly because she was starting to spend more time away from me and I wanted her to have a part of me with her. I also wrote notes in her lunchbox because that’s just the way I am—I’m sentimental and a letter writer. I would slip in notes like: ‘You are my sunshine. Love, Mommy’…They always included drawings to illustrate the words. After all, she couldn’t read….My daughter actually commented on my notes on occasion, especially on the days that I didn’t include them when she noticed their absence.” —Holly Rosen Fink, founder of Culture Mom, on her blog theculturemom.com—“for moms who aren’t ready to trade sushi for hot dogs”—which includes fab reviews of books (yes, adult reads, moms!), theater, art, music, and more; Holly lives in Larchmont with her husband and two children
“UNLESS someone like you cares a whole awful lot, nothing is going to get better.
It’s not.” —the Once-ler character in Dr. Seuss’s prescient 1971 kids’ book "The Lorax" (now also a feature film from Illumination Entertainment and Universal Films), the whimsical tale with a powerful message about conservation and caring, one that resonates even more today than when the book first came out; Dr. Seuss Enterprises and Random House have partnered to sponsor The Lorax Project to raise awareness of environmental issues and inspire earth-friendly action by kids of all ages
Twitter Talk @NYMetroParents
Oh boy. Who wants to touch this one? Dad = babysitter? Mom = designated parent? WHAT?! nymetroparents.com/nyt-census-fathers (cc:
Excited to partner w @ALM_Project, a documentary focusing on fathers w autistic children. An impressive, revealing project. #AutisticLikeMe
OMG RT @DawnRoode @JessicaSDukes Hubbie sent out a pic of me 1 min into recovery after 12hr labor & emerg-C—while nursing no less. #exposed (not) #primpingbeforelabor
Other top topics last month: #sorelosers, #ToyFairNY, #mommywarsredux, #jcpenney, #ellendegeneres