Motherhood

Can Summer Reading Be Fun?

At the beginning of the summer I was contacted by a lovely woman named Holly from Education.com asking me if I was interested in checking out some fun learning activities to share here on the blog. I love the idea of learning activities, of being That Mom Who Does Projects With Her Kids even though… Continue reading Can Summer Reading Be Fun?

Mesorah (Jewish stuff) · Motherhood

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

Mesorah (Jewish stuff)

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

Motherhood

The unexpected perks of not having reading material

For the second week in a row, I have found myself without any new reading material for Shabbos.  Since those wintry Friday nights are so long, it’s a great pleasure of mine to curl up with a blanket and a book (and maybe some cookies).  Lately, though, I’ve been stymied by my own lack of… Continue reading The unexpected perks of not having reading material

Marriage

Becoming an expert giver

I’m pretty good at thinking about myself.  You know, what do I need, what do I want, how do I feel, and so on.  Marriage, and even more so, motherhood, has helped me get out of that mentality and ask myself, what does he need, what does he want, how does he feel? With my… Continue reading Becoming an expert giver

Parenting

S is sick, and other toddler perceptions

One thing parenting has taught me is that my perception of the world is not to be taken for granted.  Just because something is apparent to me does not meant that it’s going to come across to Little Man as clearly.  Case in point: One of Little Man’s favorite books is the Dr. Seuss alphabet… Continue reading S is sick, and other toddler perceptions