And, poof! Just like that, Koala and I are in the States. The only thing accurate in that statement is that Koala and I are in the States. Koala and I, minus husband, minus mother's helper, minus sanity. I took my 7-month old on a business trip to New York. Namely - I managed a... Continue Reading →
They grow up so fast. They grow up so fast. They grow up so fast. Dammit, I'm surrounded by cliches. It's getting kinda repetitive. But I'll take a cribful of cliches for all the milestones Koala has experienced in the last month. He worked really hard to sit - every day, one leg under the... Continue Reading →
Yes. I celebrate Thanksgiving. Every year. There are some modifications, of course. I serve the big holiday dinner on Friday night, since this Thursday is a weekday in Israel, like any other. I don't have every exact ingredient; fresh cranberries are near impossible to come by out here. But I do manage to order a whole... Continue Reading →
I've been going through a bit of soul-searching lately; one begins to feel more responsible for one's actions when constantly being watched by the cute, easily-influenced eyes of a littler one. May I come clean for a moment? I've been in Israel for almost five years. It's an aliyah faux pas to actually admit at... Continue Reading →
It would be cliche and boring to say being a working mother is like a big juggling act. Or jigsaw puzzle. Would it be any more exciting to call it an Unscramble? I used to love those. There are so many pieces involved to making a day go by successfully. Or, at the very least,... Continue Reading →
Put out my hand, for a baby boy in need. Just trying to sit up. He takes my outreached hand, and with bite-sized gusto, puts it in his mouth. When he's done with it, I wipe it on my pants.
Hi everybody! I'd like you to meet Dreadlock. He's about a month old and has already made himself quite comfortable atop Koala's normally thin, straight 'do. The plan for Koala's hair is to grow it until he reaches age 3, as is the custom in many Chassidish families. Partly for that reason, and partly because... Continue Reading →
C'mon sky, stop showing off. Besides, I'm fairly sure it's due to pollution. But, yes, you're very very pretty.
I'll soon be coming on five years of Israelihood, and of course every day I've added new academic and obscure Hebrew to my arsenal. But expanding vocabulary is more than just learning new words; it's about knowing what even the most familiar words mean in new contexts. For instance: being a mom. Here is part of... Continue Reading →