All the Jewish parenting news you probably didn’t have time to read this week.
- Sophie the Giraffe, the self-described “World’s Most Famous Baby Teething Toy” offers this seriously intense video of how the rubber toy is made, from the Malaysian forest to every Park Slope parent.
- On the Huffington Post, Lisa Belkin welcomes her babysitter to the motherhood club with some simple and lovely lessons that we could all use as a reminder. (Huffington Post)
– New York parents should check out these free seminars from JUF on how to tell Jewish stories to your kids that teach and transmit Jewish values and traditions. (JUF)
– Emily Rapp does it again, this time writing about the amazing power of female friendship, and how it helps her deal with the horrors of her son’s Tay-Sachs diagnosis. (The Rumpus)
– Looking for some early Purim costume ideas? For the anniversary of Mahatma Ghandi’s death, 485 boys dressed up as Ghandi for a peace rally. The pictures are amazing and adorable. (Guardian)
– At Tablet, Marjorie Ingall asks, “How do we teach our kids about the Holocaust without scarring them for life?” The answer might be found in a few good books. (Tablet)
– At The Sisterhood, Gavriella Lerner reiterates the fact that when her husband is taking care of the kids, he is not “babysitting.” (Forward)