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?
Help me! That was the subject of an email I recently received from a dear friend. She had just had her third child (mazel tov!), and was now juggling the responsibilities of life with three small children. I think her oldest may be three? Something along those lines. Her email continued: Okay, Rivki…you’ve been… Continue reading A Letter to a Mother of Three Small Children
“The need to assure that every child has the opportunity afforded by good teachers is urgent. As urgent as the need to be well nourished and for exactly the same reason. A child’s growth depends on it.” -Lowell Milken “We can only make a difference in this world, as our ancestors have made a difference… Continue reading The Value of Education
A month or two ago, I started posting my kids’ dinners on Facebook and Instagram. I didn’t mean for it to become a “thing,” but I’ve gotten a lot of positive feedback from people who say it helps them plan their kids’ dinners, so I keep doing it, even though sometimes I feel a little… Continue reading The Truth About Feeding Small Children
Life moves quickly. I was just making Shabbos and now it’s already time to clean up. I was just getting married and now it’s been over five years. My oldest was just born and now he’s a preschooler. It was just Shavuos and now it’s Rosh Chodesh Tammuz. It can be dizzying. But there are… Continue reading Capturing the Memories Before They Fly By
I’ve been collecting data for about four years in the ever evolving quest to figure out how to get stuff done with a baby. Things seem to come in waves. Sometimes my children will play nicely on their own for a while. Sometimes they will all want to be held all day. At the same… Continue reading Diaper Changing Difficulties