Aliyah, parenthood, parenting, raising boys, raising teenagers, teenagers

Filling Those Basketball Bellies…and our Hearts

“Mommy, we’re on our way back from Jerusalem. Can we come home with the team for dinner?” “The team? The whole team? At 11 at night?” This was my conversation with my oldest son three years ago. He had just started high school at a boarding school 45 minutes south of our house. When the… Read More Filling Those Basketball Bellies…and our Hearts

children, differences, parenthood, physical disability

Grabbing the Teaching Moments of Our Lives

There’s nothing as great as a teaching moment…except for a teaching moment that turns even more exceptional in the course of the day. Yesterday morning, as we were getting ready for school, Eliav came into the kitchen and said, “Look Mommy. I don’t have any hands.” Yes, virtually every child in the history of the… Read More Grabbing the Teaching Moments of Our Lives