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Do I LET my soldier son go to Gaza?!

Do I LET my soldier son go to Gaza?!

Originally posted on the Times of Israel. This week I put my second son on a plane to Israel. Not for the summer, or a short trip, but for the rest of his life. Naftali…

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 –…

Creepy or Funny? You Decide

Creepy or Funny? You Decide

I am heading to college in the Fall. It has taken a lot of patience and perseverance, but today I finally registered for classes. I had to wait five weeks for my UK paperwork to…

I left my baby in a car. Alone.

I left my baby in a car. Alone.

I just received this submission to be posted anonymously on my blog, in light of the recent deaths of three babies in Israel having been erroneously left in a car by their parents. I was…

You’re Sending Your Son to Die?

You’re Sending Your Son to Die?

I recently published this blogpost on the Times of Israel. As of this morning there were over 1000 Likes / Shares on Facebook with over 110 comments.   Here’s an excerpt, please click thru for…

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…

The Birds and the Bees – Say it Ain’t So!

The Birds and the Bees – Say it Ain’t So!

I was eleven when I learned about sex. My classmates and I had snuck into an empty classroom at recess, and one of them had drawn diagrams on the chalkboard explaining what a daddy does…

Rabbis Need to Be Careful When Dispensing Advice

Rabbis Need to Be Careful When Dispensing Advice

I am sure my long time readers remember the immigration hell I went through after I married the KoD. Things were really bad at the time, and we were getting no answers from the immigration…

For Some, Divorce is About Revenge

For Some, Divorce is About Revenge

When my ex and I were going through the divorce process, we were both focused on making it as “easy” as possible on the children. Neither one of us was out to get the other,…

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…

Heinous or Harmless: Calling the Caterer

Heinous or Harmless: Calling the Caterer

Just got an email from a friend who is making a wedding in Toronto, with guests being bused in from Monsey. A ten-hour bus ride. The family is paying for their friends to go with…

WWYD – Returning item to store

WWYD – Returning item to store

I was at the shopping center the other day, and was approached by a young mother, with a sleeping baby in the stroller. Someone I didn’t know. She asked me if I was going upstairs…