I really want to go make a sandwich and eat it, so this is going to be a short and sweet post (as short as I’m capable of, at least. I’m usually the one leaving multiple-paragraph comments on FB statuses, after all). While I was in the waiting room at the doctor’s office this morning… Continue reading Putting our kids’ needs first
The Twins from France were in town recently, and having seen an example of their talents on Youtube, I was really excited to see a live performance. We decided that I would go with Little Man, and my husband would stay home with Littler Man. We arrived earlyish and snagged good seats in the second… Continue reading A toddler’s perspective on the Twins from France
My second-born was an easy-going type of baby. Really, you could pretty much put him anywhere, with any toy, and he would be, generally, content. He ate anything, took beautiful naps, and was blissfully, wonderfully easy. He’s not really a baby anymore, since he’s starting walking and communicating and all. Well, this child now has… Continue reading Who are you and what have you done with my baby?
Last night we returned from a nearly two-week visit to my in-laws. I love spending the holidays with family. However, since we live in different cities, we first have to get there, and that usually means a trip to the airport. Travel makes me edgy in general, but add two small children who are invariably… Continue reading Air Travel with Small, Nervous Children
My friend Sindy has an amazing blog, Mussar for the Masses. Her posts, based on the mussar she learns with my other friend, Ruchi, are reflective, thoughtful and applicable. I always come away from her posts with a thought or two (or more) on how I can improve myself. I’m very happy to have a… Continue reading Guest Post: My kids are my mussar teachers
Over at CulinaryKosher.com, I share the memories of my first experience baking with Little Man (and, no, it doesn’t involve any major kitchen mishaps). You can read the article here and find the recipe here. Enjoy!
We’re in the homestretch before playgroups and schools begin, which means mommies everywhere are finding ways to entertain their kids. Also, it’s been really hot, so outside play isn’t always a choice. However, letting kids develop cabin fever can really wreak havoc in the home. So, what can we do when it’s hot outside, but… Continue reading 6 (practically) free indoor activites to keep a toddler occupied
It’s been really hot lately. So hot that my usual getting-out-of-the-house activities are not an option. Going for a walk? No thank you. Playing in the park? Not unless I want heat stroke. Other (free) indoor activities, such as going to the grocery store or library, haven’t panned out so well, as I haven’t always… Continue reading Why gating the kitchen is great idea, or, the day I took my stove apart
A week or so ago, I received an email from a moving company, TSI, asking if a couple of articles they wrote would be appealing as guest posts. In the past, my guest posts have only been from people I know (either IRL, or through the J-blogosphere), but I was intrigued by one of the… Continue reading Guest Post: Keeping Kids Busy During Your Move
When my babies get their first teeth they somehow cease to be babies. That yummy, toothless smile, so delightful and winsome, becomes older, more experienced. It brings with it the promise of solid food, cruising and toddlerhood. Also sleep deprivation. Lots of sleep deprivation. Just after my baby started sleeping beautifully, blissfully through the night,… Continue reading Teething is a Pain. Literally.