My wife recently returned from leading a ten day woman’s JWRP trip to Israel. I was left to tending to the house, my four delicious children, laundry, dirty dishes, dirty diapers, you name it.
As a PhD, I know all about studying. I’ve spent a good portion of my life learning, studying, taking tests, writing papers, and jumping through hoops to get to the next stage. This is a process I know well, a process with which I’m comfortable. Continue reading “On Being a Pupil of Parenting”
Raise your hand if you’ve ever tried to help someone but inadvertently placed your desires on them instead.
As a parent, this happens all the time. That’s why I try so hard to keep the platinum rule in mind. Continue reading “Following the Platinum Rule as a Parent”
Every once in a while, there is something that comes across our desks at MazelTot.org that is inspiring for both children and parents. When the Little Engine Couldn’t is a book that does this in a new creative way that will entertain children while also helping parents teach an important lesson. This book campaign was started by a local dad and co-founder of Ekar Farm, Ilan Salzberg, and his sister, Carmiella Salzberg. The book takes a new look at a classic children’s story and shows children that they actually can find and create what they want and need through things that are around them. Below is the description of the book from their Kickstarter campaign.
The chug, chug, chug, puff, puff, puff, ding-dong, ding-dong of the train didn’t come to the city that day. It didn’t come the next day either…. Continue reading “A Twist on a Classic Tale”
“Where did you order your KFP (Kosher for Passover) nuts from?”
“Oh. I got a great deal online. What about your berries?”
“Where are you having first night’s Seder?”
“We are hosting 26 this year!”
“Say hello to a week of constipation!” Continue reading “Bringing Meaning to Ancient Traditions”
The Seder is held on the first two nights of Passover, which begins at sundown on the 14th day of Nisan, the 7th month of the lunar calendar. It marks the time when Jewish people around the world commemorate the emancipation of the ancient Hebrews from the bondages of slavery in Egypt, several thousand years ago. Continue reading “Seder Truffles”
As a child, Passover was always a big affair. Growing up as the granddaughter, niece, and daughter of rabbis, we always hosted large Seders. Generally, the first night was the Seder at shul with the congregation and the second night was what we called “family Seder.” Continue reading “An Ode to Parsley”