Dead Ant?

I had a parenting moment this morning that still fills me with consternation. We have one child who loves animals. I mean REALLY loves animals. He wants to run a zoo (the Jerusalem one, of course),  he won’t eat any meat, and will cry upon encountering any animal death from road kill to survival of…

Health Nuts

My husband and I try to keep our house as healthy as possible. This is true in terms of my stellar housecleaning (not!) as well as the food that is allowed in the house.  We don’t buy chips or cookies for the kids. We reserve dessert for Shabbat and simchas. No sugar cereals. This includes…

Bragging….

We had an interesting experience in our family this week, which turned into a learning experience for many of us, mostly me, of course. My twins were very upset over what they perceived to be a gross injustice.  It seems that while most of their class believed that they were invited to stay at an…

Good vs. Happy… parents are getting it wrong.

I saw an article posted today titled “5 Keys to Your Child’s Happiness.” It was posted by newtips4mamas (twitter) but is found on Oprah.com: http://www.oprah.com/spirit/5-Keys-to-Your-Childs-Happiness/print/1 So states the title, the article is about 5 keys to having happy children. What I find interesting is the research at the beginning of the article that states that a…