Tell My Mom

Tell my mom.  This is my daughter’s new favorite phrase.  It’s a beautifully constructed sentence, especially for a child labeled as “non verbal” and effortlessly shares her overwhelming pride in her achievements. She tells her speech therapist to tell my mom about the letter P sound she made this morning. She tells her occupational therapist to tell my mom about the snowman she made out of rice.…

A Secret Jewish Prayer

When I was a little girl, I heard a story about prayer. I can’t remember if it was directly taught to me in Hebrew school or something I just picked up. In the story, a small child did not yet know how to pray, yet she knew the letters of the alphabet. So she would simply recite the…

9 Tips to Survive A Snow Day

Tip #1: Enjoy the beautiful morning Gone are the snow days when I would sleep until noon and binge watch “Don’t Tell Mom the Babysitter’s Dead” . Now, the 5am wake up call from Child #1 is greeted with genuine joy, as we replace getting ready for work with snuggling. If I happen to dose…

The Question You Should Never Ask

A seemingly a nonthreatening question. Whether transported via text or a run-in at the grocery store, the intention of the question is of course courteous. However, generating an answer on the other hand is like channel surfing. What response are you in the mood to hear? HOW ARE YOU? The Hallmark Channel: We are great!…