Hayley Krischer

I blog at femamom.com. My work has appeared in the New York Times, Babble, Anderbo, Parenting, iVillage and other places that deemed me worthy. I'm also a contributing writer for the all-things-healthy website Organic Authority because a long, long, time ago, I was a hippie and worked at health food stores to pay the rent. You can see my work at: hayleykrischer.com. Follow me on twitter: @hayleykrischer

"I'm Fighting The Nazis, Mom" -- Talking to Kids About The Holocaust

After watching Indiana Jones multiple times last summer, I found Jake, my 7-year-old son, in his room one day with a belt tied diagonally across his shoulder, wrapping around his waist. A hat on his head and a rope in his hand. "What're you doing buddy?" I asked. "Playing Indiana Jones," he said. "Oh, yeah?" I laughed at his ingenuity. Jake was never a big costume kind of kid, so I was surprised to see him in this self-made get up. Proud of his creativity. "I'm fighting the Nazis," he said....more
I agree with Dorothy and would like to add - why not let the boys (and girls) play Indy or ...more