Posts tagged "Hanukkah"

Would Your Kids Notice Large Gift-Wrapped Presents on the Table?

Would Your Kids Notice Large Gift-Wrapped Presents on the Table?
It was the 5th day of Hanukkah, and I suddenly felt Jewish-mom-guilty because all the gifts that we had given the girls had been very small and simple.  Our kids really don’t need anything at all – except maybe some jeans without holes in the knees – and so we prefer to celebrate the annual... Read more »

Newtown Shootings: Integrating Shock and Sadness into Ongoing Family Life

I am not often afflicted with writer’s block, yet I have been unable to put pen to paper since Friday in terms of writing coherently about Newtown. The images have been too terrible for words.  I have kept the TV news off (not hard to do, since we never have a television on anyway), and... Read more »