Mesorah (Jewish stuff)

It’s Almost Rosh Hashanah And Almost Nothing Is Done

Okay, that’s an exaggeration. I actually do have some things done, a result of me finally learning to double kugel recipes and also bake kugels in smaller containers (my family never, never finishes a 9×13, even when we have guests, and the leftover inevitably are tossed, but it took me years to just put the… Continue reading It’s Almost Rosh Hashanah And Almost Nothing Is Done

Motherhood

You Are Doing Just Fine

My kids’ school has this excellent program called “Social Skills.” It teaches them very useful concepts like not interrupting, “friendly talk,” “brave talk,” and other ways of learning how to be in the world, how to deal with their feelings in a healthy way. I love this program because it presents these concepts to kids in… Continue reading You Are Doing Just Fine

Motherhood

The Only Thing That Is Keeping Me Sane

I’m getting that colorful beachball of doom again on my laptop. The spinning wheel that portends potential crashing and loss of many, many precious files. Unless things are backed up, which they mainly are on my laptop, except for, ironically, my pictures, which are practically the only thing I value on here. My life has… Continue reading The Only Thing That Is Keeping Me Sane

Motherhood

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

Motherhood

Being Outnumbered by My Progeny, Part One

Okay, since I’ve only been outnumbered by my children for a little over  two months, I am hardly an expert.  In fact, it’s fairly laughable that I’m even writing on this topic.  I could probably have titled this post “Please help me figure out how to manage my household now that I’m outnumbered and putting… Continue reading Being Outnumbered by My Progeny, Part One