A sucker for good middot…

My house is full of books. Overflowing, in fact. Kids’ books, adult books, baby books, Jewish books, science books, magazines. They are literally bursting out of every shelf on every floor of the house. Most of them were hand-me-downs, or gifts from my generous parents.  Some are yard sale and “freecycling” finds.  I don’t pay…

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…