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  • Singing From The Heart

    Singing From The Heart

      [In this pic is Batya and our next daughter Hadassa.] My daughter Batya is a composer. She’s been writing songs since she’s 12. Her first one was a surprise to us, then the second and the third. Soon it became apparent that there was a huge amount of music in this child. She stated with piano and moved on to the harp and now the guitar. As the years went by (she’s 18 now) her vision crystallized and she […]

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  • Gold and Sequins and Rustic Rainbows

    Gold and Sequins and Rustic Rainbows

      (Pictured here, Mommy in the orange shawl with 2 friends in Jerusalem)   I can’t just write about Mommy P, The P is for Perlman She gave me my name. I can’t just tell stories that will make your eyes shine and your heart soar She wouldn’t like that. Mommy likes the hidden world and the hidden words the unspoken messages of holiness and empathy and permission to be wrapped up in the olive dip and cashew spread offered […]

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  • Thank You!!!

    Thank You!!!

        As you can imagine these past few days have been a dream. We are in a whirlwind of emotions and we keep replaying the entire scenario in our minds and in conversations again and again. Not only are we grateful but being in this position and hearing from so many other parents in making us think about what we can do to mitigate the burden on others. G-d willing we hope to pay it forward. We have only […]

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  • I Need To Ask for Help

    I Need To Ask for Help

    When Neshama, our eight year old was in first grade she couldn’t read.Teachers met with her privately and she got as much extra help as we could offer her. She still couldn’t read. The year came and went and soon it was time for second grade. But Neshama couldn’t go. It was so difficult telling her that she would be held back. An unusually mature child, she understood right away. The entire year whenever anyone would ask her “What grade […]

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  • A Poisonous Tattoo

    A Poisonous Tattoo

      Hey Everyone, this post is long overdue. It’s about a freaky incident that happened a few months back. The first month or two we were frantically trying to deal with it. By the time I was ready to post, Neshama got burned and the feedback from that post was overwhelming. I didn’t want this vital info to get lost in the hustle so I waited a bit. Here goes-As you know a few months back Wrapunzel went to the […]

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  • Camping Trip Pics and Update

    Camping Trip Pics and Update

      Hi everyone, THANK YOU for the seriously excellent insightful comments  on my last post. Writing it out and sharing the process with you put me in such a great frame of mind on this trip. It was one of the best vacations of my life. Processing all the weirdness before I ever got n the trip meant that it didn’t have to come up almost at all while I was there. I enjoyed everyone so much and I took […]

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  • I’m Disconnecting for About a Week

    I’m Disconnecting for About a Week

              Today I’m going camping. I think they call it glamping – as in “glamorous camping” because we’ll be in cabins and have electricity. But I’ll be away. This trip is epic because all 8 siblings from my husbands side and their families will be there. Were getting together from Israel, South Africa, NY and Baltimore for 4 days in the woods.  I know I’m really lucky – Thank you dear G-d for this trip. I’m […]

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  • Potatoes Saved Her Skin

    Potatoes Saved Her Skin

      I am still shaking. Today Neshama got burned. I’m sharing with you the details of what happened because this can genuinely save your life. A hot pot of oil spilled on Neshama when she decided to add potatoes to our french fry cooker. No one was in the kitchen when the oil spilled but we heard the scream. I ran to her and ripped off her shirt. By the grace of G-d she was wearing  a sweatshirt which probably […]

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  • Neshama Learns about Hope

    Neshama Learns about Hope

          Our eight year old Neshama is an angel. She’s playful, spiritual, insightful and a tomboy. She’s also dyslexic. This year has been beyond hard for her. Being left back in first grade means that the kids in her class are a year younger than her.  That’s hard. and even with that reading hasn’t gotten much easier for her. She has three weekly tutors (thank G-d they are all through special services!) [yay Jen Kaplan!] and she is […]

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  • Grandma


        Today is my Grandma’s Yartzhiet ( anniversary of her death). In my earliest memories of Grandma, she already had early stage Alzheimers.  I loved her so much and still, I wonder about all the things I’ll never know. There is history and stories that would bring more of her to light, but  today, even though it’s barely a light sketch of the woman she was, I want to tell you my stories. The Grandma I was blessed to know. […]

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