Romi Sussman heads the content writing department for a technology and digital consulting company. Originally from Los Angeles, California, she is raising six boys in the hills of Gush Etzion. She frequently blogs about life in Israel and about being the lone girl in a sea of testosterone.
We just had a little party for my first grade son. It wasn’t a birthday party or a welcome home party or any other type of party with which you might be familiar.
It was a book party.
I’m…not sure where I first heard this idea, but I assume that I didn’t just come up with it myself. When each of my early-readers finished his first real book all by himself, we throw him a party. My youngest guy started reading this year and about a month ago he picked up a 50-60… >> Read More
If you don’t suffer from a vast, almost never-ending list of psychological and physical ailments, then you simply don’t get it. You can’t possibly know how it feels to awaken each morning…battling the same problems you fought as you struggled to go to sleep; you can’t imagine the debilitating feeling of helplessness and angst that come with such issues. And that makes you lucky. While I’ve considered myself part of this lucky group for my first 44 years, I have recently had an unusual glimpse into… >> Read More
Teeth are tricky business for this mom of six. Sure, I have a lot of doctor’s appointments and places to take my boys, but I find the dentist to be one of the hardest of those obligations.
This…is true for a few reasons. Where I live, teeth cleanings and teeth check-ups aren’t done in tandem, at the same visit. This means that you have to schedule an appointment to get your teeth cleaned and schedule another appointment on another day and time to see the dentist for a check-up and x-rays. Well,… >> Read More
Last week, I was telling one of my colleagues about how we all woke up in my house at 4 a.m. to watch game 7 of the NBA Finals between the Cleveland Cavaliers and the Golden State Warriors. He…chuckled, shook his head, and said, “I bet this is at the top of your list of things your 22-year-old self never thought you’d do.” And it got me thinking. Yeah, if my 22-year-old self could see me now, she would definitely be laughing...and probably be a bit confused. Growing up near Beverly Hills, I… >> Read More