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koala update language bites

The snail and the sleepyhead.

The latest word I have learned from my son: חילזון. Snail. In their ‘autumn curriculum’ they’ve been teaching about the usual Israeli fall topics: rain… clouds… raindrops… leaves… rain… and snails (?!). I don’t think I’ve ever seen a snail here in Israel. Anyway, the teachers have been getting a kick out of my son […]

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b'herayon koala update

Koala update: Six months.

I’m not going to lie; it’s not always easy to write the praises of parenthood and the cutest Koala in the entire world when said Koala is trying to push one of the hardest substances of the body through his gums. Last week and the present one are probably the most challenging I’ve faced so […]

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b'herayon koala update

Just want to shout it from the rooftops…

I JUST GOT SIX CONSECUTIVE HOURS OF SLEEP!!! Why, I could… I could run a marathon! Cook a Thanksgiving meal! Do a Phd! There is nothing in this world – at least in the newborn world – like going to sleep when it’s dark and waking up when it’s light. Nothing. (And this kid’s started […]

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A bus driver's advice: Sleep.

In the two and a half years I have ridden the 400 bus to Bar Ilan, I have never fallen asleep and missed my stop – until today. What am I, six-years-old? As I walked up to the driver to confirm and to get the best route backwards, I knew the conversation could go two […]