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As the parent of a 6-year old and 3-year-old twins, I’m certainly no stranger to snot, coughs, sneezes, and other lovely excretions that emanate from small children.
I’m also acutely aware…that littles tend to lack manners when it comes to keeping those germ-ridden emissions to themselves. And that poses a problem for pretty much every parent whose children spend their days in a school environment, because it means that, inevitably, their kids will catch some version of whatever is going around. And there’s always something… >> Read More
My 5-year-old son started kindergarten this year, and like most of the parents I know, I was nervous about it at the time. Would he like it? Would he fit in? Would he find the large school and new…routine overwhelming? Thankfully, my son took to it like a champ. From Day One on, he's come home every afternoon with nothing but good things to say about kindergarten. In fact, when I ask him about his day, his responses run the gamut from “great” to"excellent" — with “awesome” sometimes in the mix, too. It's almost like he has a… >> Read More
Like most parents of young kids, I often find myself walking around in a perpetual state of exhaustion. Sleeping in hasn’t been an option in years, and while I aim to go to bed on the earlier side,…there are plenty of nights where I’m up well past midnight, whether it’s because I’m finishing up work, taking care of household chores (quiet ones, of course), or lying awake stressing over the dozens of things I need to do but don’t know when I’ll be able to get around to them. Even so, most… >> Read More
Though nobody enjoys fasting, I happen to be particularly bad at it. I’m the sort of person who needs to eat every couple of hours, even if just a small amount, and I tend to drink lots of water as…a matter of course. I therefore dread Yom Kippur each year, and that worry has only increased exponentially as I’ve added more kids to the family mix. See, back in the day, Yom Kippur was pretty doable. I’d get up that morning, spend a few hours at services, come home, pass out in bed, and… >> Read More
It’s a struggle so many of us are familiar with, but that doesn’t make it any easier. I’m talking about the insanity that is preparing and carving out time for the Jewish holidays when the rest…of the world doesn’t come close to standing still. You’ve heard of Christmas envy? It’s not the giant tree that I want–it’s the opportunity to spend a couple of days celebrating a meaningful holiday with my family, but without having to worry about missing work or school or activities. The holiday stress is hitting me… >> Read More