Jan 20 2012
Friday Night: Rituals That Aren’t So Hard to Keep
I hadn’t meant to establish our Friday morning coffee run as a “ritual,” but it’s become one.
Jan 13 2012
Blogging MaKes Moms Happier
Of course, there are downsides to blogging about parenthood, just as there are to writing about anything (true).
Dec 15 2011
Christmas Made Me a Better Jew
For most of my life, Christmas was spent at my grandmother’s two-family house in Bensonhurst, Brooklyn.
Nov 14 2011
The Biblical Model of Raising Twins
The biblical model of twins, Jacob and Esau, are described as polar opposites and never evolve from their prescribed roles. In the bible, Esau is described as hairy and a hunter, while Jacob is smooth-skinned and spiritual.
Sep 27 2011
The Jewish holidays are right around the corner and my husband and I are dreading them. It’s not just because we have young babies and the logistics of the holidays are enough to send me to the couch with a … Continue reading
Apr 21 2011
On Naming Twins
There’s been no shortage of talk about twins in the newspapers lately. “Twiblings” borne of three women and one man who pooled their genetic resources. Twin speech patterns examined. The bizarrely cruel ways people reacted to novelist Samantha Hunt’s twin … Continue reading
Apr 13 2011
My Own Personal Exodus
This year, my husband and I are skipping the seder. My father, a rabbi, has been very understanding. “You’ll be hosting your very own exodus, at none other than Mount Sinai!” he exclaimed, referring to the pending birth of our … Continue reading