Motherhood

Six tips on how to keep your toys organized when you don’t have a playroom

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

Mesorah (Jewish stuff)

On Not Rushing Things, and a Kids’ Passover Cookbook Giveaway!

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!

Music

Can A Mommy Foster Her Own Talents?

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?

Motherhood

Patience is the New Black, or, Kids in the Kitchen

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

Motherhood

First Impressions: Finding the Right Babysitter for Your Kids

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