joys of boys

Back to School Shopping. Again.

Back to School Shopping. Again.

We’re in the midst of summer break, and the last thing the kids want to think of is going back to school. But everywhere we go we are assaulted with BACK TO SCHOOL signs, emails,…

To My Son on His 18th Birthday!

To My Son on His 18th Birthday!

Dear Aryeh, Today you officially become a man in the eyes of the law. Eighteen. Responsible. Able to vote. Today I become the parent of an adult. Seems like just yesterday I held you in…

Meanest Mommy Award

Meanest Mommy Award

The boys are leaving for five weeks next week. They will be spending a good period of quality time up in Montreal with their Dad and their Canadian family. I am looking forward to some…

Midlife Crisis Alert!

Midlife Crisis Alert!

Now that I have your attention. As you all know I recently turned forty. I have used the opportunity to take a long hard look at my life, and to re-examine where I am versus…

Letting Them Fly The Nest

Letting Them Fly The Nest

Three months isn’t a long time in the whole scheme of things. A quarter of a year. A blink, a sigh. But these next three months are huge over here in the HSM household. Within…

How Things Change – Babies

How Things Change – Babies

My youngest is turning 11 this month. When I was pregnant with him we found out early on that he was a boy, but we kept that information to ourselves. With the first I didn’t…

Laundry Woes

Laundry Woes

Can someone please explain this to me? I do laundry twice or thrice a week. The kids all sort their own laundry and we have one of those hampers with three sections in it next…

How Do Working Parents Do It All?

How Do Working Parents Do It All?

I work from home. Thank God that I work from home because otherwise I am convinced my life would be a total shambles. With four sons, there is a lot of scheduling going on. Thankfully…

2000th Post!!

2000th Post!!

When I started writing this blog, just over 5 years ago, I had no idea that I would still be writing it in 2013, AND that people would actually want to read anything I had…

Pesach Preparation

Pesach Preparation

Last year I wrote a month-long series on preparing for Passover over on Joy of Kosher. Honestly – I wish I followed my own advice, but this year I really haven’t. The boys are off…

My Audition Piece

My Audition Piece

I have been asked by my Mum and several other people to share with you the piece I read for my audition. This was written more than four years ago – things have changed since…

The V-Word Post

The V-Word Post

After the P-word post the other day, many asked me where my V-word post is. I shrugged it off a little bit and said with boys it was always about their anatomy. Not that they…