Answer any question, honestly.

If we're being cynical, the propaganda machine is running in full force at my house. If we're being honest, I'm just trying to protect my offspring. If we're being optimistic, the hope is knowledge will lead to creative, original and practical solutions. This Yom Hashoah, Holocaust Remembrance Day, hit me hard. Harder than in years... Continue Reading →

Worth a fortune

It's comforting to know that for decades, through wars, movements, periods of uncertainty... through times of prosperity and discovery and technological revolutions... throughout it all, kids are STILL making these.

Super quick Nutella cupcakes

Inspired by Pamela's promises of how easy it would be, we tried out these Nutella cupcakes to celebrate abba's unbirthday. (Kids + easy cupcake recipe + abba not home = it's abba's birthday!) Essentially Nutella replaces a boxed brownie mix, except slightly cheaper and more Nutella-y. Super simple instructions: 10 tablespoons of flour 2 eggs... Continue Reading →

Favorite moment of the day:

Parking is a bitch, but once I open that gate, I start to get revved for the next couple minutes. Walk through, towards the door, up the stairs. the stairs curve; at the curve is when it hits me - the enormity of what is about to happen. I hear her voice mingled with other... Continue Reading →

The one where we lose our pet snail

It was a dark and rainy day... oddly, since it was May 3rd in the Middle East. We had piled into the car, giddy about the surprise rain, and drove to the nearby nursery to pick up new flowers and herbs for our modest mirpeset garden. The kids were delighted by the plants, the rain,... Continue Reading →

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