March 2009 Archives

I admit that I am fairly uptight about what foods I will serve my kids. We buy mostly organic produce, local dairy and eggs, and absolutely no foods with trans-fats or high fructose corn syrup. The effect on my daughters’ […]

5 year old: Get OUT of my chair. 3 year old (in tears): You’re acting like Pharoah!

small, but so beautiful after our ikea-remodel! Our house is very small – two bedrooms, a 13×13 eat-in kitchen, a living room and a sunroom, but no dining room. Consequently, it’s very hard to have more than one other family […]

did you know he makes great balloon animals? Many years ago, there was a story on This American Life about some guys who attempted to use scientific data to create the world’s most annoying song. Admittedly, I love almost everything […]

  i hate these As Passover approaches, I’m seeking your best ideas for making the seder fun and meaningful for children. Last month I wrote a column for the PJ Library about our family’s re-enactment of the Exodus from Egypt. […]

Phyllis, aka Ima on the Bima, whose name was selected from the list by! Enjoy your Alef-Bet Yoga for Kids poster, compliments of Kar-Ben. Mazel Tov!

I spent the afternoon with my friend Tanya today, who writes a fantastic breastfeeding blog for Motherwear. I promised I would write “something Jewish about breastfeeding” for her.  “The child grew and was weaned, and on the day Isaac was […]

Over the next few weeks, we’ll be trying to use up all of our chametz – the wheat, oats, barley, rye and spelt products in our kitchen – to prepare for Passover. (The rye and spelt part will be a […]

A couple of weeks ago I posted a listed of reasons to join a shul. My #1 reason? It’s not going to get any better without you. But what if you’re starting to wonder whether it can get any better, […]

  yours won't say sample A few days ago, I received a review copy of Alef Bet Yoga for Kids from my friends at Kar-Ben. I can state unequivocally that this is the most fun I have ever had reading an […]