I don’t know why this notice is any different. They’re all exactly the same. .הורים יקרים The joke is that those are the two scariest words in the Hebrew language right now. Dear parents. I’m tired. It’s the kind of tired that you feel in your chest, not your head or behind your eyes. It’s […]
Fellow working moms – it gets better.
I came home from the office one day last week and had this realization. It’s gotten better. Or… it becomes *different* as the kids get older, and so much becomes more tolerable, doable, and you know what? Also better. Do my pre-teens still mime at me from behind my laptop while I’m on a Zoom, thinking I can […]
Hammock for one.
It gets harder every year. Yom HaShoah. Yom HaZicaron. Every year the ticking accelerates. Every year I realize all over again how important it is to not take any of it for granted. Every hug, every cuddle. Every whispered secret. Every question. Every silent moment, holding hands. Feeling up-down-up-down of a tiny chest against my […]
The Harry Potter themed 9 3/4 birthday
I threw my son a Harry Potter themed birthday party for his 9 3/4 birthday. Yes, that’s actually 3 months before his real birthday. And I did it because I am a genius and have unlocked Parenting Level: 347, the one where you had all four of your kids in the same 4.5 week span […]
The impossible quest.
It was exactly two years ago that I started my current job, director of marketing at a fast-paced startup in a relatively new yet traditional industry. It was also exactly two years ago that I was finished with the mandatory paid maternity leave with my third child. I was coming off a full time marketing […]
New parenting level unlocked: Israeli school children on Yom HaZicaron
Here’s the scene. A mother is playing out her son’s childhood through a laundry metaphor. First the onesie. Then the tzitzit. School uniform shirt. Pants. Teenager jeans. Button down shirt. Army tzitzit. When she gets to the army uniform, there’s a ‘knock at the door.’ She sees the soldier. She crumples. He salutes. She cries […]
Questions I answer for my kids on Holocaust Remembrance Day.
“Those bad guys… ummm… what are they called again?” “Nazis.”
Happy International Women’s Day to me.
Here’s how I found out today is International Women’s Day: My classy huz. And I suppose I was in a celebratory mood since all I ate before noon was a yogurt mixed with Fiber 1, which the marketing world tells me is the most feminine thing I can do. Girls be regular, amirite? For some reason […]
5 metaphors that describe my working motherhood right now
Just for fun, because I just finished working and it’s after 10pm, here are five metaphoric-idiomic examples I can think of off the top of my head that describe my experience right now as a fairly career-driven, family-driven, career driven, family driven, career and family driven working mom. I’m on a roller coaster that in […]
Loose tooth, lose control.
So now I understand why the tooth fairy is a thing. I had dismissed it as bullshit but I take that back now, because six years is in no way even close to the amount of parenting time where you can sit back, put your feet up, and act like you’re the shit.* *there is, […]
Five years in, my most terrifying parenting moment.
The most terrifying moment in parenting is not having the kids. It’s not birth. It’s not the first time they fall. It’s not knowing they’ll be in the army in 18 years. The most terrifying moment I ever experienced in my (exactly) five years of parenting was today, during the moment after which I opened […]
6 things about supermarket shopping with my son
Koala, We’re at this point where I not only enjoy your one-on-one company, I actively look forward to it in many situations. Honestly, for a long time, the supermarket was not one of them. And let’s establish that we still have to factor in the time of day, whether you’re hungry, and how much sugar […]