Thankfulness.

It was technically Koala's second Thanksgiving, but it was the first he could actually eat at. And eat he did. The toddler with three nationalities has plenty of room in his little belly for turkey, stuffing, cranberry sauce, potatoes and pie. But then, who doesn't? And who doesn't love drumming the 8-kilo turkey before mama... Continue Reading →

Koala update: Nineteen months.

Cars. Cleaning. Cartoons of Latin descent. It's been a busy month 19 for Koala. He's managed a girlfriend - one who gives him a kiss on the cheek every morning and kisses up to me when I come in at the end of the day; quite assertive if you ask me (true Israeli woman). He's... Continue Reading →

Signs of second life.

Differences between first and second pregnancy: You're fatter, earlier. You know too much. There's already a kid in the picture, sucking up your time and energy (and probably your vitamin-intake, too). A lot of second-time jokes (Double the fun! Back for more? Double trouble!) For some reason I can't pinpoint, it's harder announcing it this... Continue Reading →

Koala update: Eighteen months.

"The fundamental job of a toddler is to rule the universe." (Lawrence Kutner) I think something clicked when I left town for a workweek and Koala realized I didn't 110% revolve around his teeny-tiny universe. Well, aside from the fact that a year-and-a-half is a fine age to turn up the heat on acting out...... Continue Reading →

Koala update: Seventeen months.

Koala, For a while now, I feel like I can talk to you. Mainly because, not only do you understand, you talk back. Two things I can't help noticing this month: you're awfully clever and you're very social. I'm thinking the first one must be some influence from your recently oleh-d uncle, though your shenanigans have been... Continue Reading →

Koala update: Sixteen months.

Let's talk about... monsters. As we have surely learned in the past sixteen months, monsters come in all shapes and sizes, colors and lengths of fur. Some are red and high pitched; others are blue and love to eat cookies. Monsters have a grizzly, mean side. They roar when they're angry, turn red with frustration,... Continue Reading →

Koala update: Twelve months.

The year is here. Some kind of ultimate milestone. Profundity escapes me. I'm just impressed I'm still around, sane enough to tell the tale... Starting with today - the first birthday. Since the birth-day. Vaccines aside, I'm fairly certain by the evidence that Koala enjoyed what I call a 'naked cake grab' at dinner time. There's... Continue Reading →

Flying solo.

I'm scheduled to take a quickie business trip to New York this week - sans bebe and not pregnant, which makes it the first time that's happened in two years. Fun fact: I've taken 5 of those kinds of trips to the States since summer of 2008. Here is a list I compiled of all the... Continue Reading →

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