Parenting is really gross

Warning:  this post contains a high level of gross!  Proceed at your own risk. I am not easily grossed out. I like it when my husband gives me gory details of some procedure he did at work. I flip through the pages of his medical journals and don’t wince at the pictures of who-knows-what.  I’m… Continue reading Parenting is really gross


Can I go to the break room now?

When I was in high school I had an after-school job at a local grocery store chain.  Many of my classmates also worked at this chain, and it was a good way to make a little extra money.  State policy dictated that for every three hours worked, an employee must have a ten-minute break.  Our… Continue reading Can I go to the break room now?


Nature v. Nuture, in parents?

It occurred to me recently that the Nature v. Nurture question is not exclusive to children.  It can also apply to parenting. My boys are very different.  It’s been apparent since early on.  Where my oldest has always been quite stoic, my second son has a quick smile for (nearly) everyone.  My oldest despised bathtime… Continue reading Nature v. Nuture, in parents?


The pacifier saga continues

For those of you who read yesterday’s post, my sink is fixed, the laundry pile is slowly dwindling, I found some allergy medicine that we already had in the house, and I’m going to be getting, IY”H, cleaning help on Friday (the previous no-show was a simple communication glitch)!  Yay! You may recall our interesting… Continue reading The pacifier saga continues

Torah Tuesdays

Torah Tuesdays: Better Late than Never

Sometimes it seems like life moves so quickly that I miss opportunities in the rush of the daily grind.  Like making that phone call to a friend who I know is lonely.  Or apologizing for a potential slight inadvertently caused.  Or sending a thank you card for a kindness done a few months ago. In… Continue reading Torah Tuesdays: Better Late than Never

Torah Tuesdays

Torah Tuesdays: Making a Mommy

I once heard a story about a Mommy who shut herself in her kitchen in the morning.  When her children knocked on the door, wondering what she was doing in there, she replied, “I’m busy making a Mommy in here!” Mrs. Miryam Swerdlov says it in last week’s Binah magazine, when she was talking about… Continue reading Torah Tuesdays: Making a Mommy


Some much-needed me time

Recently, one of my friends offered to watch my baby while Little Man is at playgroup.  That meant I would be child-free for TWO HOURS.  I was wondering aloud what I should do with this precious, precious time, mulling over my options: doing laundry; rinsing out the dirty (cloth) diapers; organizing the table o’ junk;… Continue reading Some much-needed me time


Why I don’t belong to a gym

I would like to join a gym.  I would.  I’m sure I could find an inexpensive membership.  And perhaps I could find someone to watch my kids (unless I found a gym with childcare).  Then there’s the whole question of would I really go, anyways… Then I thought about an average day in my life… Continue reading Why I don’t belong to a gym


Things newborns like to do

Waiting for a clean diaper to make it dirty I change his diaper and once he’s covered with the nice, clean, dry diaper, he makes a poo, and I have to change him again before putting him down to nap.  It’s like he has a preference for a non-wet diaper for his bathroom needs.  What’s… Continue reading Things newborns like to do


Items in a Mommy’s Purse

Do you ever wonder what is in those monster bags that mommies carry around?  If so, today is your lucky day!  It was time to clean out my purse, and I thought it would be interesting to document just what finds its way in there. Here are my findings: 5 – piano books; chapsticks (five?… Continue reading Items in a Mommy’s Purse