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Target Reached – Freshly Minted Paralegal

Target Reached – Freshly Minted Paralegal

I am on the cusp of finishing my Associate’s Degree in Paralegal Studies. I have my last final Thursday night. Then I am done. Theoretically I need to wait for the grades to come in,…

Message from Israel – from Naff

Message from Israel – from Naff

It’s about time I wrote something…. My name is Naff. I made aliyah what seems like a lifetime ago, but really was in July 2014. This is the first time I’m actually writing, so please…

Naftali’s Aliyah

Naftali’s Aliyah

Last Monday my second son Naftali made aliyah. He didn’t want a ton of attention or to do interviews or to have pictures taken and avoided every video camera. But me being me I got…

Of Emergency Surgery and To Do Lists

Of Emergency Surgery and To Do Lists

I am a big fan of to-do lists. In the run up to Pesach my lists are epic. But they didn’t include an almost 3 day stay at the hospital. My littlest guy Mo –…

Are we raising a generation of entitled children?

Are we raising a generation of entitled children?

Over the dinner table my seventeen year old was telling us how he is the only kid in his class who does his own laundry. Let me point out that he does it of his…

Becoming an Army Mom

Becoming an Army Mom

My son Aryeh has been in Israel for five months. He’s been in Ulpan improving his Hebrew, and settling in to his new forever home. Ten days ago he started his army journey with Garin…

Almost Done with First Semester

Almost Done with First Semester

I know I haven’t been blogging much. Life has been so very hectic. But I have a week left of this semester at college, 3 finals, 2 papers to finish, and then I have a…

Crazy Hectic Life as a Student and Mom

Crazy Hectic Life as a Student and Mom

Since I started at college life has gone full tilt, pedal to the metal. I don’t know what I was thinking taking 5 classes, 15 credits, and dealing with a super-busy family life and the…

School Day #1

School Day #1

I started college this morning. I was nervous – not so much for the studying but more for the social aspect – would I fit in? Would I stand out? Would I be the oldest…

Who Will Live and Who Will Die

Who Will Live and Who Will Die

I have said often that I am not one for formalized prayer. I prefer to speak to God when I am ready to speak to Him, and to speak to Him using my own words…

Emptier Nest

Emptier Nest

I feel like the last three weeks since Aryeh left on Aliyah have been INSANE. I feel as if I have been treading water, and forgetting to breathe. I want to let you know, though,…

One Has Flown The Nest

One Has Flown The Nest

Yesterday was a day of such highs and lows – with the emotional metronome switching back and forth between the two. I hadn’t slept in days, neither had my son, but the night before his…