School has been officially closed since March 17. Here in Ohio, we’ve been staying at home and social distancing since March 23. Not surprisingly, we’re all a little tired of it. But, of course, we are all doing our best to make the best of it, and we take our social responsibility seriously. The kids… Continue reading A Breath Of Fresh Air
Yesterday, as I was watching my daughter cross the street to go to a friend’s house, it started snowing. Not much, and no accumulation, but still, there it was. Sunday, I was in California. Okay, Friday through Sunday. I was at the Aish HaTorah Partner’s Conference, which was amazing, inspiring, amazingly inspiring. I’m telling you, you… Continue reading Don’t Just Look For the Helpers, Be a Helper
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
I struggle with perfectionism. To be fair, I’ve come a long way. Having three little kids will tend to do that to a person. Just the other day, I even put mismatched shoes on the baby and left the house like that. True story. One way I’ve dealt with my perfectionism is learning to reframe… Continue reading Patience is the New Black, or, Kids in the Kitchen
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
Hello, my name is Rivki, and I’m a perfectionist. I think it has something to do with being a classically trained musician. Either I was already a perfectionist at birth, or it was a result of spending hour upon hour in a practice room, perfecting one measure at a time. Imagine: “No! I’m still missing… Continue reading It’s totally okay not to be perfect. Really.
Little Man has long been obsessed with our cordless phones. It has taken much perseverance and patience to teach him that, no, the cordless is not a toy like his toy phone which also makes noises when you press the buttons. Recently, he discovered that he could climb atop the cedar chest and be within… Continue reading Picture of the Week: Forbidden Fruit