So *this* is mother guilt.

I'm panicking. I'm even kind of shaking. I know it's ridiculous, but then again, I really don't. Bebe and I are leaving tonight on a two-week trip to New York and Florida to visit family. I've been really looking forward to this trip for weeks. It was an 'on a whim' thing, and I think... Continue Reading →

Me and Irene.

Our trip to New York City is down to its last 24 hours. It was too short, and I'm not just saying that because it's always too short. It was actually on the short side. But, alas. We spent the weekend with Irene, same as the millions of other peeps across the East Coast. I... Continue Reading →

Coming to Israel? Things to do.

Recently wrote up some off-the-top-of-my-head Israel tourism ideas for a friend coming in the summer (with a 6-month-old baby). So, while I'm at it, why not share, right? Short-term rentals There are quite often short-term rentals of apartments in Jerusalem and elsewhere, which is probably a better bet than hotel if you're coming for a... Continue Reading →

Back to gan.

We got back from Australia/Hong Kong late Monday night, kept off the radar yesterday and went back to respective offices/gans today. The report from Koala's ganenet was - shockingly good, for a kid who doesn't sleep much on airplanes. He is definitely taller than when he left. He went to the play kitchen and did... Continue Reading →

You can’t stay mad at me…

There are a gajillion reasons why kids are fascinating. Here's one: I spent last week on a business trip to New York City. It was my seventh time traveling since getting pregnant with Koala. It was my fifth time traveling since he was born. It was my first time in seven trips traveling without him.... Continue Reading →

My travel agent’s words of wisdom.

Today my travel agent (la di da) and I were commiserating over traveling cross-Atlantic with kids. Can I get a hell, yeah? She had some words of wisdom; not necessarily advice but an appropriate sentiment I had not been able to express until she mentioned it: Flying with children is like giving birth - it... Continue Reading →

Once in a lifetime.

It's not every day - nay, every month - wait, every year?  - that you see something like this on an Israeli construction site: Amazing, isn't it? סיימנו. It's just a word, but it's a whole lot more, too. 'We completed it.' What a feeling! What a way to be! On top of that, the... Continue Reading →

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