The first days of Pesach have come and gone. The four cups of wine were poured and consumed, the mah nishtana asked, the front door opened to greet Elihayu haNavi. Our new home was filled with the sounds and smells of family and holiday togetherness. It was wonderful.
Today I’m happy to introduce you to Revital, a mother of five boys who lives in Israel and blogs for Jewish Journal, as well as doing writing and creative work at aJudaica.com. She sent me an email back in January, and we’ve been in touch many times since then. Meeting people is one of my favorite parts… Continue reading A Purim Experiment
So even though we moved from an apartment to a house, we don’t have a designated play area. This means that our living room is also our play room, which means it’s normal for it to look like this: That’s actually the manageable version. Having toys on every conceivable surface (the couch was unusually accessible… Continue reading Six tips on how to keep your toys organized when you don’t have a playroom
I didn’t intend for this post to be for Mother’s Day, but now that it worked out this way it seems so entirely appropriate. We’ve been in the midst of some sort of potty training for what seems like forever. Really, it’s been two or three years. Two or three years in the trenches of incentives, little… Continue reading Potty Training Haiku
Since today is my day to be a featured blogger over at SITS, and some new faces (hi!) will be popping by to check out my blog, I had all this ambition to craft a witty, intelligent and finely written post to highlight all the stuff I write about, and, more important, to convey my… Continue reading The “Only A Mom” Myth
This morning I thought I locked myself out of the house. I wanted to warm up the car before the kids got in it, but I had to use the set of car keys that doesn’t have a house key on it, because I needed the set with the house key to, you know, lock… Continue reading On Not Rushing Things, and a Kids’ Passover Cookbook Giveaway!
One of the most popular search terms that leads to my blog (besides sheitels, which is, oddly, my most popular search term) is “how to get things done with a baby.” Lately, I’ve been wondering how to get things done with my three non-babies. And by things I mean the “extra” things like playing music.… Continue reading Can A Mommy Foster Her Own Talents?
I struggle with perfectionism. To be fair, I’ve come a long way. Having three little kids will tend to do that to a person. Just the other day, I even put mismatched shoes on the baby and left the house like that. True story. One way I’ve dealt with my perfectionism is learning to reframe… Continue reading Patience is the New Black, or, Kids in the Kitchen
Last week, I got an email from a Rachel Thomas inquiring about guest posting. I’m happy to help out other writers and bloggers, but often pass on guest posts from people I don’t know. When I was perusing her previous work (she wisely included links in her email), I noticed that she is an alumna… Continue reading First Impressions: Finding the Right Babysitter for Your Kids
Full disclosure – I never thought that I would use DVDs as a tool to get down-time, or as a way to keep my kids occupied while I get something else done (like play Candy Crush Saga – JUST KIDDING). Not that I ever judged other mothers who did this (*cough cough*), I just never… Continue reading DVDs for Children – Boon or Bane?