Naama Krauz is a proud Navy wife and mom of 3 daughters currently stationed in Yokosuka, Japan. A lapsed elementary school teacher and graduate of the University of Michigan (B.A.) and Old Dominion University (M.S.), she now enjoys reading, cooking/baking, her Facebook addiction, and enjoying many Navy adventures around the world with her family.
Being a Navy family comes with all kinds of positives and negatives. We get an incredible opportunity to live in places we’d never normally venture (Hawaii! Japan! Germany!), experience lifestyles…vastly different from the ones we lived growing up, and befriend people we’d never normally meet if we lived regular, civilian lives in the U.S. Conversely, being stationed far from family is hard, especially around the holidays — and even more so when you’re Jewish and live in a world where Jews are few and… >> Read More
The holiday season can be a tricky time of year for a Jewish kid in public school. Trickier still if you're a Jewish kid in a Department of Defense school, stationed in Japan. Christmas so often…plays a central role in the lessons taught in December, and for parents it’s hard to figure out where to draw the line. Do you allow your child to participate, do you ask that your child be excluded from all assignments pertaining to Christmas, or do you contact the teacher and insist such assignments cease… >> Read More