children, maternity leave, parenthood, pregnancy, pregnant, pressure

Kate & Tammy: Killing The Rest of Us Softly

I’m feeling conflicted about recent current events involving moms and their newborn babies. On the one hand, it’s so important for women to be able to feel good about themselves, to embrace their pregnant and post-pregnant bodies and to juggle it all. From this point of view, I applaud Senator Tammy Duckworth for bringing her… Read More Kate & Tammy: Killing The Rest of Us Softly

family, family adventure, hiking, holiday, Israel experience, Israel vacation, Israeli kids

3 Secret Maps Only For Israeli Kids

We just returned from four great days in the North, staying in Moshav Amirim and hiking in the surrounding area. When we travel with the kids in Israel, there are three things that make me laugh and marvel at my children. They are such “Israel” moments and they surprise me each time that they happen.… Read More 3 Secret Maps Only For Israeli Kids

creative writing, dual language learning, parenting, teaching

It’s a Boomerang! It’s a Nail File! It’s a Story!

I just finished a beautiful book called The Keeper of Lost Things by Ruth Hogan. I enjoyed so many things about this book filled with promise, magical realism and love. But more than just enjoying the book, I found that it offered me an idea worth sharing. The book begins as the main character, Anthony… Read More It’s a Boomerang! It’s a Nail File! It’s a Story!