Two weeks ago, when we were in Los Angeles, we went by my childhood home. I always like to drive down Kirkside Road and revisit my childhood when we return to L.A., and as the kids have gotten older they’ve been able to listen to stories of my childhood. This time, as we went by,… Read More I Always Remember
Our recent trip to the States to see family was amazing. It was wonderful to see our families, to expose our children to sights and sounds they don’t usually experience and to enjoy natural beauty. There were moments, however, that weren’t glorious. I am forever explaining to my children that life, ultimately, isn’t about what… Read More When Your Vacation Turns Upside Down…It’s Time to Stand on Your Head
I love going to new places in Israel and introducing the kids to unusual and eye-opening experiences. Zeli’s birthday is on Sunday and we wanted to do something a bit different for him today. We’ve raised money in the past, through the Jerusalem Marathon, for Shalva and knew that they had opened an amazing new… Read More Inspired by Cafe Shalva
I have a lot of fun books to share this time! But first, I want to discuss subscribing to the blog. As I mentioned in my last post, I just moved over to WordPress. In doing so, I lost my subscribers, and I’d love for people to get notified when I write a new blog… Read More Romi’s Reading Round-Up for June and July
As you opened the page just now you may have found yourself saying, “Wait a minute! This doesn’t look like Romi’s blog!” And indeed, you would be right. I’ve been annoyed with Blogger for ages, and finally decided to do something about it. I was extremely apprehensive, however, to take a chance with 13 years… Read More My New Baby…Sort Of
Today is our Bar Mitzvah Aliyahversary. Nefesh B’Nefesh asked me to share a few words about what our Aliyah means to us 13 years later. Here is what I had to say, which you can also find on Facebook. ‘Mommy, can we make Aliyah again?’ These were the words my four-year-old asked for months after… Read More Mazal Tov On Our Bar Mitzvah!
“If someone told you a year ago that you’d both be here about to get acupuncture, would you have ever believed them?” “Beth,” I began, “I can beat that. If someone said 20 years ago that I’d be living in Israel and raising six kids…My life seems to be filled with actions and outcomes that… Read More In Sickness & In Health
Last night, we made plans to take all six kids out for their grades, but in the end, only three came with us (teenagers, they are so busy!) We went to Beit Hakivun, a restaurant we’ve never been to before. It’s on the bike path at the Old Train Station and we’ve walked by it… Read More Light Up the Night
In 2003, there was a massive blizzard in the Washington DC area and we weren’t able to get our cars out..or do much of anything…for at least a week. It was great fun, as we lived in a neighborhood with many friends and we played in the street, build snowmen and had a great time… Read More Lookout! A Wedding!
Typically, as we are trying to put the kids to bed, Yakir comes up with some deep idea or some gripe that simply must be aired at that exact second. Last night was one such night. Here is how it went. “Ok sweetie, get into bed.” “And one other thing,” he begins, even though he… Read More Mommy, There Are No Locks On Da Doors