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My Daughter, Jewish Aggressor

One thing I’ve enjoyed about living on the east coast is proximity to so many interesting places. Growing up in the midwest meant a drive of at least three hours to get to another metropolitan area, and sometimes that metropolitan area was still on the small side (I’m thinking of you, Des Moines). We’re in… Continue reading My Daughter, Jewish Aggressor

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Top Four Essential Breastfeeding Supplies

A few days ago, as I was nursing the baby, the phone rang.  I got up, still nursing, walked over and answered the phone.  It was my husband, and when I told him what I was doing, we both laughed.  Nursing child #4 is very different compared to child #1! With my first, I would… Continue reading Top Four Essential Breastfeeding Supplies

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Six tips on how to keep your toys organized when you don’t have a playroom

So even though we moved from an apartment to a house, we don’t have a designated play area.  This means that our living room is also our play room, which means it’s normal for it to look like this: That’s actually the manageable version.  Having toys on every conceivable surface (the couch was unusually accessible… Continue reading Six tips on how to keep your toys organized when you don’t have a playroom

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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

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My Kids Love These New Books From Artscroll

It seems that for most of my life I’ve had my head in a book.  So it pleases me endlessly that my kids love to read.  My daughter, who’s two now, has recently come into her book-loving stage.  She will bring me a book, usually when I’ve finally found a minute to sit and have a… Continue reading My Kids Love These New Books From Artscroll

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Making Hashem Proud – A Great Book For Kids

Reading my kids the same books over and over can get tedious, and losing books checking books out from the library can get pricey.  So when I was contacted about doing a review of a kids’ book recently released by Artscroll, I was super excited.  The book is called Making Hashem Proud*, and it’s by Chaviva Krohn Pfeiffer,… Continue reading Making Hashem Proud – A Great Book For Kids