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’ …Read More

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 …Read More

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 …Read More

  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. …Read More

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 …Read More

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 …Read More

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, …Read More

  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 …Read More