Why I’m at a Water Park Now

Why I’m at a Water Park Now

I’m at a water park with my kids. To be more exact, I’m at a water park but I’m not with my kids. I’m sitting on a bench in the shade doing my thing and my younger kids are on the water slides and splashing around in foam with their older siblings. Every half an […]

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Happily Ever After?

Happily Ever After?

I apologize for posting this ironic New-Yorker cartoon on the most romantic day of the Jewish year, Tu b’Av, but it reminded me of something important thing I heard a few years ago which completely switched how I think about marrying off children. My friend asked an older mom how you know a child is […]

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The 5 by 5 Rule

The 5 by 5 Rule

A good reminder especially on these long August days with the house full of kids.

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The Crying Mom I Saw Yesterday

The Crying Mom I Saw Yesterday

Yesterday afternoon I was walking my boys home from camp when I noticed a neighbor sitting on the edge of the path, watching her toddler, looking really down. It looked like she had even been crying. I said, “Shalom, Tali*, how are you?” And in response she just whispered “Baruch Hashem” and twisted her face […]

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Stop the Parent Blaming by R. Dovi Brod

Stop the Parent Blaming by R. Dovi Brod

Empowering words of truth from a therapist who has had enough of the parent-blaming culture we live in. A must-see for parents and children alike.

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Every Time You Feel Like Complaining

Every Time You Feel Like Complaining

We are on a family trip to the North of Israel. My daughter and I were hoping to get a head start on our vacation so we left home at 2:20 PM and got here (after taking 5 buses, one of which broke down mid-trip) at 9:30 PM. My husband, by contrast. left home at […]

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