Sarah Knopman, originally from Sydney, Australia, lives in Tel Aviv with her jazz musician husband and two young sons. Although she made the move over 10 years ago, she still continues to find herself frequently at the end of lines. Sarah is the Director of Media Relations and Communications for an international non-profit. She dabbles in some research on nuclear terror on the side, some writing here and there, and when she is not trying to make the world a better place, she daydreams. A lot.
Can we talk about breastfeeding for a moment?
It doesn’t come so easy to many women. It didn’t for me. Moreover, it doesn’t come so easy to many observers, either. It’s fraught with…squeamishness and discomfort and awkwardness and shrouded in stress and anxiety and shame and guilt and pressure and embarrassment (and did I mention discomfort?)—l rolled into one. But since we’re all adults here, surely we can agree that something as basic as feeding a baby with essential sustenance deserves to be addressed with plain, open… >> Read More
The situation was getting out of control. We were living in a sea of children’s games and toys tucked into every nook and cranny of our cozy (read: too small) Tel Aviv apartment. Cupboards that…were chock-a-block with games weren’t closing properly. We were up to our ears with Trash Pack Trashies, Bakugan Battle Brawlers, and Legos—and this was before Disney Tsum Tsums made their godforsaken entry into our lives. And the kids, well, they just complained that they were bored. They didn’t see why they couldn’t play with the… >> Read More
The new year started off with a bang. Literally. We’ve only just marked off the first week and already I’ve found myself having to explain terrorism to my wide-eyed, blissfully innocent, first…grade son. On New Year’s Day, a gunman opened fire at a busy bar in the center of Tel Aviv where we live, killing two and injuring several others and subsequently killing a taxi driver in north Tel Aviv. Both the teacher and school principal of my son’s school encouraged all parents to explain “the… >> Read More