Mesorah (Jewish stuff) · Motherhood

Pushing the Boundaries

The summer really is drawing to a close.  My Facebook feed is full of pictures of the first day of school, talk of purchasing supplies and the arrival of uniforms.  We successfully made it through Camp Mommy, took multiple road trips, added both a sandbox *and* a trampoline to our yard, and even found a… Continue reading Pushing the Boundaries


Give Yourself the Credit You’re Due

I got this Facebook message a while back: “Now that I have three [kids] I have no idea how you look put together, write blog posts, practice music, buy groceries, eat, sleep, drink, etc. Any tips?” What a nice message to receive!  My ego got a sorely needed boost.  What’s that, you say?  Well, most of the… Continue reading Give Yourself the Credit You’re Due

Mesorah (Jewish stuff)

Life is Short; Make the Most of It

“…one who runs from honor will have it pursue him.” – Talmud (Eruvin 13b) This phrase came up a number of times last week as we clung to family following the tragic passing of my sister-in-law, Ahuva*, a”h.  She was a tremendous woman, someone who loved Torah and mitzvos and strived to observe them in… Continue reading Life is Short; Make the Most of It


Cute Dinner Trays for Kids – Giveaway!

This year, I learned a more refined way to describe the phenomenon of picky preschoolers from my son’s nursery school teacher.  Instead of calling them “picky eaters,” she says they have “discriminating palates.”  Isn’t that nice? After I shared some of the struggles of dinner time at our house, many mothers shared with me that… Continue reading Cute Dinner Trays for Kids – Giveaway!


When There’s No Family In Town

A good year!  I hope everyone who was observing Yom Kippur experienced a good day of fasting and prayer, in whatever form it took (i.e. at home with the kids, in a new shul, more/less kavannah than last year).  May this upcoming year be a year of connection, of happiness, of growth, love and redemption.… Continue reading When There’s No Family In Town


A Letter to a Mother of Three Small Children

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


Father’s Day Thoughts About Tatty

We don’t really do much for Father’s Day in our house.  My husband didn’t grow up with it (partially a cultural thing), and he’s usually working every Sunday anyways, and I’m lousy about remembering to get a card.  However, since the internet is lit up with homages to all things father today, I’ve reflected on… Continue reading Father’s Day Thoughts About Tatty