Parents of kindergartners.

Remember when you were young, sweet-innocent-young, not boyfriend-naive young, no, really really young, sheltered-from-the-meaning-of-war young, and life was a big friend grab, and you managed to get yourself a pair of great friends, so you didn't have to be left alone at play time, most of the time, and sure, they were already an inseparable... Continue Reading →

That awkward moment when… (#tmi)

...your 3.5-year-old son pulls a wrapped pantyliner out of your purse in public and continues to ask, 'what's this, Ima?' ...your 1.5-year-old daughter's been playing around on you and then you look down and realize she's made inconveniently-located saliva-sucking marks on your t-shirt. ...your son is reviewing with you the fact that private parts are... Continue Reading →

New game: Are You Mom Enough?

At least we can gain something from the silly attempt at provocation (I guess it worked actually) that TIME magazine gave us this week with its Are You Mom Enough? cover. Am I mom enough to breastfeed a grown boy on the cover of a national magazine? No. I am mom enough to give him... Continue Reading →

Birthdays.

New parenting milestone: the kindergarten birthday party. I'm not a big birthday person. When I was a kid I was, as much as any other kid. Who doesn't want presents? But at some point it switched off. I don't like the attention for something I didn't do. It feels a little forced and awkward. I... Continue Reading →

Immigrant parenting fail.

Ok, maybe I don't exactly fail yet. But I'm headed in that direction. I attended an event tonight for the 'gan mothers' for which I had to push myself to go, and, not surprisingly, a room full of women + socializing + not knowing anyone + doing it in Hebrew is a mess of a... Continue Reading →

Koala update: Fourteen months.

Word of the month: cheeky. Looks like Koala has started conquering the Big Three... climbing, walking, speaking. The climbing must be something he's known to do for a while; I just never let him go up the stairs in the apartment until this week. But he managed stairs a couple weeks ago at a friend's... Continue Reading →

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