Maya Molly lives in Northern Israel with her husband, baby daughter, three cats, and rather more jukim than she would like to acknowledge at the moment. She works as an online English teacher. She blogs about the quirks of Israeli life at howtobeisraeli.blogspot.com and about parenthood at seeusbloom.blogspot.com.
We see these warnings in any online parenting group: a child died from eating cinnamon. Lock your spice cabinets! A little girl suffered a horrific accident on an escalator. Never leave kids…unattended! And here's what every parent needs to know about “dry drowning”! (I dare you not to click on even one of those links.) At least statistics can comfort us. We know that the Internet amplifies risk. Heck, I had free access to bulk supplies of cinnamon when I was a child, not to mention dubious… >> Read More
Three days after my water broke, 20 hours after entering the hospital, an hour after reaching full dilation, and approximately 45 seconds after the doctor threatened to give me an episiotomy if I…didn't get my baby out THIS PUSH, there she was: pink, shiny, crying, and beautiful. And a stranger. Among all the "you'll seeeeees" that pregnant women hear, the positive predictions can be just as powerful and just as wrong. Everyone talks about that moment when they first lay eyes on their babies, when they felt… >> Read More