Children
Leah

“Did I Miss Reading Time?” … The Moments That Mean the Most

I wasn’t going to post today. I had no posts planned in my head, or written and edited. Yet here I am at nearly 1

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Children
Leah

Will Santa Claus Be Coming to Town?

The other night, Sophie asked me the question. … The question I managed to avoid for the past five years. “Mommy, is Santa Claus coming

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Children
Leah

Election Day from the Mouths of Babes

Today is election day in the United States and most of us Americans are going to the polls to elect a president (along with a

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Children
Leah

What Does That Song Mean?: Explaining 9/11 to Children

Sophie and I love music. We’re always listening to different genres and artists – from country to classical – usually in the car. My inquisitive

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Children
Leah

Back to School for Sophie

Today was Sophie’s first day of school, but this time as a Junior Kindergartener! She’s at the same preschool. But Junior-K means longer days, more

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Children
Leah

Hope for My Parenting Future

Lately I feel like I’ve really been struggling with my parenting efforts. Maybe Sophie is going through a stage. Maybe I’m going through a stage.

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Children
Leah

My Fifth Mother’s Day (And Those That Came Before)

This weekend was probably the best Mother’s Day weekend I’ve had in my mere five years of motherhood. It started out with Mother’s Day Shabbat

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Books/Reading
Leah

Wynona the Redwood Tree

This may come as a shock to many of you. But when I was young, the subject I hated the most in school was reading

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Children
Leah

Strangers and Traveling Salespeople (and thanks a lot Walt Disney)

Once upon a time, there was a mother and a daughter who were at home when they heard a knocking at the door. Que the

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