Mesorah (Jewish stuff)

Why I Love Restrictions

Yesterday I saw an advertisement for a vacation to Tasmania. It extolled the beauty of the land’s rugged landscape as well as the friendliness and easygoing disposition of the local population. When I read about far-flung places, I image what it would take for us to go there. The logistics of traveling with four small… Continue reading Why I Love Restrictions


Road Trips, Small Children, and no DVDs

I’ve written about taking long, long road trips with my family.  I’ve also written about my feelings on letting my kids watch DVDs (hint: I’m for it).  But putting the two together is an entirely different creature.  Maybe I’m just a little old school, fondly remembering the days when I would curl up with a… Continue reading Road Trips, Small Children, and no DVDs


Pilot Trip Vignettes

Some of you may know that my husband accepted a position at a hospital in Baltimore.  This means that come late June/early July (the “new year” of the medical profession), we will be moving to Charm City.  It’s bittersweet, since we’ve been very happy in Cleveland (well, except for the snow.  That I can live… Continue reading Pilot Trip Vignettes


Thwarted, or, I need a GPS

Last Monday I thought it would be fun to take Little Man to the beach.  There are supposedly some nice beaches along the shore of Lake Erie, and I did buy him a nice, reusable swim diaper, and the weather was appropriately warm for such an activity, and it might not be good weather for… Continue reading Thwarted, or, I need a GPS


my murphy’s timeline

This was my day. We enjoyed a week-long (or was it ten days?) trip to my in-laws in Memphis and returned tonight.  It was totally cuckoo, and by the end, well, you can see for yourself. 1:00 a.m. Go to sleep 4:00 a.m. Baby wakes up screaming.  Continues for about two hours or so, intermittently… Continue reading my murphy’s timeline