So much of parenting involves improvisation and creativity. The situations that we find ourselves in as parents are often so ridiculously improbable that all I can do is laugh – or cry (of course). At the same time, I have a great sense of satisfaction, of patting myself on the back, when I live through… Read More United – Where Is The Help Button?
As many of you know, I love to read. I’m always interested in book suggestions and love hearing what everyone is reading. A number of years ago, I discovered Cathy Lamb’s quirky and playful writing style and found her to be very accessible on Facebook. I felt like I’d made it the first time that… Read More Was the Marriage Really a Lie?
“I got it, Eliav!” “Oh my gd. Are you sure Mommy? You actually got it?” “I’m positive.” If someone had told me before I became a mom that I’d be this excited about capturing an 8th grade basketball player in action, I would definitely have told them that their crystal ball needed some shining. But,… Read More My Day With Bronny and LeBron James
One of my co-workers today was saying how difficult it is to come up with easy, healthy meals for picky kids. I’d add that it’s not always easy to come up with easy, healthy meal ideas night after night for anyone. It made me think about the various go-to meals that I make for the… Read More “Mommy! What Is There To Eat??”
My children take the bus to and from school each day. So today, when I had to bring one of them to school, I was extremely touched by the smallest action. As my 8th grader and I walked through the gate, my son greeted the guard by name. “Good morning Isaac,” he said. “Wow,” I… Read More Greeting the Faces in the Background
I know almost nothing about Princess Eugenie. I don’t know what number she is to the throne, what the name of her husband is, or whether she is the younger or older sister. What I do know, however, is that I truly admire her after her wedding this weekend. Yes, she got married this weekend… Read More You’re a Real Star, Princess Eugenie
I love clothes. I’m not really interested in make-up (I figured that would happen when I grew up but….) or shoes or purses. But clothes. Oh, how I love buying fun, colorful outfits. I buy most of my clothes online, and I pride myself on finding amazing deals at places like Target, NewChic and Zulily. … Read More My Clothing Revolution
I’ve always felt bad for Cheshvan. It’s referred to as Mar Cheshvan, the bitter (“mar”) month of Cheshvan, for its lack of holidays. Cheshvan arrives just as we’ve concluded the incredibly packed month of Tishrei; after we’ve eaten ourselves silly on Rosh Hashanah and Sukkot, reflected on Yom Kippur, danced on Simchat Torah, and enjoyed… Read More Taking the Mar out of Cheshvan
Oh Ari. I don’t know where to begin. When we made aliyah, Matan was 4. By the time he was 5, he was already learning karate with Ari Fuld. And what a force Ari was. He was an incredible role model for everything we wanted for our little oleh. He was strong, determined, loving and capable. He… Read More Thank You, Ari Fuld
It’s the first day of school tomorrow, and this always makes me a bit sentimental. Living in a small country, there are certain dates that bring everyone together – and September 1 is one of those dates. School starts for the entire country on the same day (until they get into high school, that is)… Read More And So It Begins, Again