Join the Manic Mondays Blog Hop #21

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The Mommy A to Z Manic Mondays Blog Hop Is Live!

Link up your favorite parenting post, recipe, craft – anything you like! Last week’s hop was full of creative and funny posts on everything from Hobbit-inspired feasts to surviving as a new mom. Thank you to everyone who participated. Four terrific posts were featured — to see which ones they were, visit this week’s blog hop.

As always, one post (or more!) will be featured on Mommy A to Z and on Twitter. So come link up your favorite post, meet some other great bloggers, and have a great time!

Mommy A to Z Manic Mondays Blog Hop
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H is for… High Holidays (What It Means to Raise a Half-Jewish Child)

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medium_4333390532September is a time of contradictions. Warm, sunlit days are followed by cool evening breezes, drifting through open windows, foretelling the arrival of fall. Days are fuller, yet darkness spreads earlier across the sky. Similarly, every September, contradictions creep into my own life, as I struggle with the arrival of Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur. For me, the high holidays are a time of reconnecting with my faith — while recognizing it’s only part of my children’s legacy. Of feeling proud of my past, yet anxious about the future. Of reflecting on how much of my faith I want to — or should — impart to my half-Jewish children. Continue reading

Join the Manic Mondays Blog Hop #20

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The Mommy A to Z Manic Mondays Blog Hop Is Live!

Link up your favorite parenting post, recipe, craft – anything you like! Last week’s hop was full of inspiring and helpful posts on everything from nursing to raising kids with special needs. Thank you to everyone who participated. Four terrific posts were featured — to see which ones they were, visit this week’s blog hop.

As always, one post (or more!) will be featured on Mommy A to Z and on Twitter. So come link up your favorite post, meet some other great bloggers, and have a great time!

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S is for . . . Shopping With Kids (The Great Mommy Ethics Quiz)

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grocery2You and your baby arrive at the grocery store ready for business. You have just a few items to purchase — paper towels, dental floss, milk, and cold cuts. It should be a relatively simple procedure… but you have little time to spare. Already your little one is yawning, and you know a full-blown meltdown — your child’s automatic response to nap deprivation — is less than twenty minutes away. Your mission is fraught with danger; each item on your list presents unforeseen perils. How will you handle this challenge? And are you willing to do what it takes, run over other customers if necessary, to meet your objectives? Take this quiz to see how you stack up when it comes to ethics in the aisles. Continue reading

S is for . . . Suburbs (Or, 10 Signs You’ve Had Kids and Moved Out of the City)

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city photoWhen I was in college, I couldn’t wait to move to Manhattan. I had romantic visions of penning a deep, existential novel in a dimly lit coffee shop, inspired by the lofty aromas of freedom and mocha. Of elegant nights hosting happy hour in my tastefully decorated apartment. Of busy nightclubs filled with pulsating rhythms and the next love of my life. Continue reading

Join the Manic Mondays Blog Hop #19

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The Mommy A to Z Manic Mondays Blog Hop Is Live!

Link up your favorite parenting post, recipe, craft – anything you like! Last week’s hop was full of fun and informative posts. Thank you to everyone who participated. Three terrific posts were featured — to see which ones they were, visit this week’s blog hop.

As always, one post (or more!) will be featured on Mommy A to Z and on Twitter. So come link up your favorite post, meet some other great bloggers, and have a great time!

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D is for . . . Discipline (Or, The Day My Son Stopped Being Cute)

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devilish photo4I remember that morning clearly. My kids were eating breakfast in the kitchen, and I was in the next room, rounding up some wayward toys and sippy cups. Suddenly, I heard my daughter shout, “Mommy, he broke your glasses!” Running into the kitchen, I realized that my 21-month-old son had grabbed my glasses off a nearby counter, and stretched the frame until it broke. Needless to say, I was not pleased.

Shortly after, I was preparing for the beach, frantically gathering sunblock and towels. Out of nowhere, my son grabbed a piece of “medical equipment” from my daughter’s Doc McStuffins’ bag, and proceeded to scratch the screen of our new LCD TV.

At that point, Mommy had an awakening. Continue reading