by Dara Lovitz
For many parents, this time of year brings with it the stress of monitoring online sales, getting your shopping list ready for Cyber Monday, or – for those who like to do the shopping in-person – planning your various store excursions, which includes careful strategizing so you can find both deals and a good parking spot!
by Jamie Agins Lincow
After my first son’s bris, Cantor Mark Kushner, our mohel, gave us detailed instructions about how to properly care for the baby and also how to sign up to receive free PJ Library books! I registered my first born within a few months, and now (9 years later), all 3 of my kids are receiving monthly PJ books. The baby who we initially enrolled in the program has since transitioned to the PJ Our Way subscription and currently enjoys selecting his own titles!
by Susan Henderson-Utis
It’s almost time for Rosh HaShanah, the New Year. What makes the holiday special for you and your family? We asked local rabbis who are also parents about what makes Rosh HaShanah a meaningful time for their families.
by Eileen Kupersmith
I love seeing toys that my child played with as a baby in the hands of his child. It fills my heart to see the yellow sweater that my grandmother knitted for her grandchild, being worn by my grandchild. My own children think it is strange (and often roll their eyes) when I pull out an item that I have saved for almost 40 years, but I get great pleasure in watching these tangible items passed on.
by Anna Forrester
When I was a child, my first understanding of hunger came through magazine photos of Ethiopian children with tight, distended bellies and wide, pleading eyes. A generation earlier, whenever she bucked at finishing her dinner, my mother was chastised with reminders about “the starving Armenians”.
Editor's Note: As we celebrate Israel's 70th Birthday this year, we're bringing you a blog focused on how Israel experiences can be accessible for all families. Thanks to The New Normal for sharing this blog with us.
by Adi Cohen
by Suzy Goldstein, Ph.D.
Each year, as my three children depart for summer camp, I look forward to them unplugging from electronics and tuning in to the many enriching experiences camp offers. Camp provides children with countless opportunities to make and maintain friendships, explore new activities, and enjoy the outdoors. This year, my youngest son tried out for the camp play and landed the leading role! Having never participated in a play, I was in awe of the confidence he had developed at camp!