Mommy A to Z

Motherhood, Alphabetized.

April 28, 2016
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When You’re a Man

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“When I grow up, I’ll be a man,” you shout, a smile beaming from your sweet face. I tickle your belly, barely covered these days by your favorite, faded Superman tee. “Yes,” I say, trying to smile, “one day you’ll be a man.”

I continue to smile, but I grow quiet, filled with thoughts I can’t express to you. With bittersweet emotions I hold inside. Continue Reading →

April 24, 2016
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Join the Manic Mondays Blog Hop #94

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

Join the Mommy A to Z Manic Mondays Blog HopManic Mondays blog hop! Last week’s hop featured great posts on everything from teaching kids the value of hard work to calming them with yoga. To see which posts were featured, visit this week’s blog hop!

Now it’s time for this week’s party! Link up your favorite parenting post, recipe, craft – anything you like! As always, one post (or more!) will be featured on Mommy A to Z, Twitter, and the *NEW* Manic Mondays Pinterest page. So come link up your favorite post, mingle, and have a great time!

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April 21, 2016
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TBT: Passover Traditions, Now and Then

photo09-14_2As we prepare to celebrate Passover this weekend, I’m thinking again about tradition. Even though we’re a two-faith household finding its way, it still means a lot to me to gather together and read from those worn Maxwell House Haggadahs, like generations of my family have, and sip four cups of wine as we recount the story of Exodus. This year, my daughter will be able to read the four questions, and my toddler may actually sit still until the matzoh and bitter herbs are distributed. (Hey, a mom can dream.) And so, in honor of this cherished holiday, here is a throwback post, which previously appeared as “T is for Tradition.” Next year in Jerusalem! (Or in our dining room!) Continue Reading →

April 19, 2016
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5 Ways House Hunting Is Like “The Bachelor”

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Recently we’ve begun searching for a home. And so far, the process is like nothing I’ve ever seen before. Well, maybe it’s like one thing I’ve seen before: ABC’s The Bachelor. With each step of the process, I find myself comparing the home-buying journey to the bachelor’s eager — and sometimes desperate — quest for eternal love. Here are 5 ways the experiences are similar. Continue Reading →

April 17, 2016
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Join the Manic Mondays Blog Hop #93

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

Join the Mommy A to Z Manic Mondays Blog HopManic Mondays blog hop! Last week’s hop featured great posts on everything from reading poetry to your kids to protecting them from sexting. To see which posts were featured, visit this week’s blog hop!

Now it’s time for this week’s party! Link up your favorite parenting post, recipe, craft – anything you like! As always, one post (or more!) will be featured on Mommy A to Z, Twitter, and the *NEW* Manic Mondays Pinterest page. So come link up your favorite post, mingle, and have a great time!

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April 6, 2016
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What My Grandmother Taught Me About Having It All

IMG_3520On the last night I ever spent with her, my grandmother showed me her “brag book.”

It was a thick photo album, overflowing with cards and letters she had collected over 24 years as an office and archives manager. She had saved everything, from menus for office parties she had planned to notes from supervisors — including Col. Pomrenze, one of the “Monuments Men” — praising her accomplishments. As I sat next to her in the kitchen of her Florida apartment, where she still lived alone at age 96, she beamed with pride as she walked me through her career achievements, archived with the same care with which she organized documents decades ago.

“It’s important you have a career you love,” my grandmother always told me, her eyes glazing over with fond remembrance. Continue Reading →