Monthly Archives: June, 2013

Shout Out Leora

As we speak, Yael is out at Starbucks with our favorite babysitter, Leora. For those of you who are capable of doing the math (or reading this blog), it is no secret that Yael is 13. Last year (last month) she was 12. Both ages are perfectly respectable ages to begin babysitting — or at …

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Panic.

I am fully aware that I am about to admit to huge levels of word nerditude. I embrace it. Lately, I have been having this nightmare. It literally keeps me up at night. Will I be able to finish reading all the books I want to read, all the books I put on hold at …

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Centreville: The Mecca of my Childhood

David has had it with amusement parks. 13 years worth of kids will do that to you. 13 years of find ways to keep our kids entertained on vacation has drained the joy of any group fun from David. Also, David now hates any toys with pieces. Too many years of sorting lego from playmobil, …

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Yoni Katz.

  I have loved so much of Yoni’s year. We landed in Cleveland on a Friday morning in July and by Shabbat morning at shul he had met “the guys” and I haven’t seen him too much since. I love love Yoni’s friends. They are beloved delightful thugs who make me genuinely smile. It’s been …

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Hooky.

I carved out this great deal with David. Every day this week while our kids are still counting down days until school ends but while we are mostly liberated, we’d spend one hour doing one thing connected to going home. Think: new sheets, tupperwares. David has a slightly different view of the week. Day one …

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Shoshana, skip this post.

Dear Israelites, When we last left off, when the Katzs climbed into the big van outside 5 HaLamed Hey, I thought I understood what this year would be about. At countless Shabbat tables, over many cups of coffee, I said the same thing again and again, “this year is my gift to David. He’ll have …

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