Varda Meyers Epstein has deep third-gen Pittsburgh roots but has lived in Israel for over three decades. The mother and grandchildren of many, she blogs on a mind-boggling variety of topics (read: cannot pin her down) at the Times of Israel and is a Communications Writer at Kars 4Kids.
Sometimes (OK, so often), I look at my kids playing on their various devices: PCs, iPads, etc., and I want to take a hammer to them and smash them to smithereens (the devices, not the children). I…want to see them outside PLAYING. I want them READING BOOKS. But really--what right do I have to feel this way as I sit at my desktop, writing this piece during the ninth hour of this day spent at my computer? I used to read like a fiend. That was before we purchased our first… >> Read More
My kids need little organized effort to enjoy our company. In our house, especially in spring, that often means tossing balls with Abba. My two youngest will ask Dov if he has time to play catch with…them, and if his schedule isn't on overload, he will say yes. Nothing could please them more. There will be a rush to gather mitts, ball, and caps. You can hear the buzz in their voices, and the rushed breathing of boys as they put on their sneakers. I glance outside the window from my… >> Read More