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
In the coming days and weeks, we are heading towards many endings and new beginnings. And they started today. When we made Aliyah, Matan was four and Yehuda was two. We arrived in July and signed up for nursery school and daycare for the two little guys. Matan started four year old nursery school without… Read More Neve Daniel Thanks a Great Teacher
“Dat’s mine!” my six-year-old yelled in the middle of the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City. He started running towards a painting, and I had visions of us getting swept right up and thrown out on the street for touching the works of art. “Yakir,” I tried to say quietly while lunging for… Read More I Know Dat Painting!
“Mommy, this is the BEST activity… We should do this every holiday!” Yes, these words are music to a mother’s ears. But they are music for more reasons than you might expect. This Chanukah, while my in-laws were visiting, we made a number of plans. The kids went to the zoo. They went to an… Read More The Gift of Giving