Sarah Zadok is a Jewish educator, lecturer, and writer. She is a fan of good music, good wine and Ba'al Shem Tov stories in no particular order. She lives in the Golan Heights with her husband and five children.
"Wow, you look like you just survived a plane crash," said my relentlessly honest friend as I staggered out of bed at 9:30 a.m., red eyed and disheveled, after yet another sleep deprived night. No,…blessedly no plane crash, just a 2-week-old baby who has yet to embrace the joys of sleep. Based on my postpartum experiences, a plane crash is a pretty solid metaphor. Immediately after birth, I was filled with survivor-like gratitude. The, "Oh thank God, we did it, we're A-L-I-V-E! Hand me my lipstick. Can I have… >> Read More
My son loves garbage trucks. Every morning, without fail, he keeps his eyes peeled. When he finds one, he says,
Mommy, Ga-bage Tuck! Watch it?
Having raised three girls…before him (and another girl after), this vehicular fetish is a bit new to me. The novelty of his request is a big part of why I am so willing to indulge my waste-dump-loving little man whenever possible. Plus, I never tire of seeing his wide, saucer eyes light up as the stinky garbage cans… >> Read More