Israeli gan system, here we come.

Yowsa. Seven years from the month I made aliyah, I'm registering my first kid to 'gan trom trom chova' (compulsory kindergarten registration). The Israeli gan/school system baffles me. And I get the feeling it isn't going to get any clearer any soon. But fortunately, the education registration website experience was spectacular! Smooth form-filling, clear instructions,... Continue Reading →

First day(s).

Two kids, double the first day blues. Well, I'll admit: there's nothing blue about Koala going to gan. ¬†Sorry, but I'm not sorry. That kid has too much energy to be cooped up in a house while mama works. It's for your own good, goddamit! Bebe, however. That's the sadness. It was rough sending Koala... Continue Reading →

Bunny overload.

My head is not in Purim this year. I suppose I have a decent excuse, right? So today was the Purim party at Koala's gan. For a week I've been reminded to send him in dressed up. He's a bit of a particular kid, so I wanted to keep it simple. And who are we... Continue Reading →

The Jewish State of education.

I feel a parental rite of passage has been reached tonight: next year's daycare decisions. And so I begin the rant that I know others have had and yet here I am, new parent, new experiences, joining the fray. Someone explain this to me: This is a family-friendly country. Walk anywhere and easily spot a... Continue Reading →

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