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Dear KoD,

I am going to tell you three little words that every man likes to hear. You. Were. Right. Yesterday evening I didn’t feel so well, scratchy throat, blocked sinuses, and I was cold, oh so…

Would you do this to your toddler?

I got this off offbeatmama.com. I think every child should be given the opportunity for freedom of expression. But I doubt this little boy has any idea at his age whether he wants the mohawk…

Open Letter to My Son

You know I love you dearly, right? Even at midnight, when I have just dropped off to sleep and you wake me up with those three special little words “Ima, I puked”. I don’t know…

Does the pain of divorce ever ease up?

I was recently asked the following: Does the time ever come when you can see your ex’s name or photograph and just not have a deep visceral negative reaction? When you see you received an…

Target Practice

One of my tweeps in Israel was complaining this morning about her little boys. She in fact was bemoaning the necessity of sharing a bathroom with them and craving a bathroom of her own. Some…

Sad sight

When we were at our hosts’ house for the Purim Seudah (festive meal) last night we looked out of the window every time we heard loud singing. It is a religious neighbourhood, so we did…

Grocery Shopping with the KoD

We hardly ever do a large grocery shop together. By large I mean enough to feed my boys for a week. This is partly because when the KoD comes up (which isn’t that often due…

The things they say!!

I got up at 4.45 this morning in order to wake my men so they could have something to eat and drink before the Fast of Esther started (around 5.30 am). They all got up,…

Men and Jewellery

My son is turning 12 very soon and on his wish list amongst all the iPods and laptops and Nintendo DSs (dream on kiddo) was this “a Magen (Star Of) David on a chain.” I…

One O’clock Two O’clock Three O’clock Yawn!!

Two nights ago I failed to sleep all night. I tossed and I turned. The sandman just refused to make an appearance. By 4 in the morning I was looking forward to having all the…

Parenting Question

One of my friends asked the following question on FaceBook and I am opening it up to the rest of you. Question – how old would your child have to be for you to feel…

Nobody’s perfect

We have all said that, right? And it is true. There is no one in this world who is perfect. There are those that are close (KoD for example) but no one is 100% perfection….