Baby #8

I have had some interest from Kveller to possibly blog there. Which is a big honor. Since I currently don’t have time to blog here, I assume taking that on just now would be a supremely bad idea.  It’s nice to be asked… maybe one day.  Kveller asked me to submit a sample piece, perhaps on…

Stranger in a strange land…

The only feeling stranger than being a new immigrant here, is being a “new” immigrant  the second time around. The Israeli term for a citizen that has returned from living abroad is a toshav hozer. Because my husband and I both made aliyah, we are toshavim chozrim, or returning citizens now. However the term usually…

The hard part.

Ask most moms, and my guess is that they will agree that labor is not the hard part of having a baby. Okay, labor is really hard. It isn’t the hardest part. That is day 3, or 4, or 5. When you have a baby you have all sorts of drugs (natural as well as…

Abba, Are We There Yet?

When my children were younger I felt like I was always playing catch-up, scrambling up the learning curve to meet their needs. Somewhere past toddlerhood I guess I started to feel competent. Surprise, surprise, each of the children followed a similar developmental pattern. Lots of things were predictable. The “terrible twos” weren’t really so terrible….