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
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
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
“…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
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!
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
Ah, food. My baby is currently throwing all the food from her tray to the floor, a sure sign she’s finished with her meal. Hold on while I take her out and wipe her off . . . okay, thanks. At fifteen months old, she doesn’t actively care where her food comes from, if it’s… Continue reading Little Kids Eating Healthy? You Bet.
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
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