Intellectually, I know the snapping licorice and laser-shooting non-pareils in Candy Crush are just manipulating my neural signals to release gifts of dopamine in my brain. But it's so hard to escape the pull of this seemingly harmless digital game.
Because of my experiences being teased as a timid kid, I've coached my sons not to apologize for being who they are. But sometimes I still catch myself worrying about their boisterous personalities as if I were looking at them through the eyes of my old classmates.
Want parenting advice? Yeah. So do I. You’ll have to go elsewhere for that. But if you want to lighten your mood while reading about someone else’s parenting issues, you've found the right blog. Read on for reflections on contemporary Jewish parenting through the eyes of a Philadelphia writer, wife and mother just looking to get a little shalom bayit.
In addition to blogging on Mother Words for the Jewish Exponent, I work as a freelance copywriter. I write brochures, annual reports, bios, advertising copy, headlines, taglines, tweets and more for hospitals, nonprofits, schools, retail stores and small businesses. Before going into marketing, I was a journalist. My articles have appeared in Glamour, Cosmopolitan,Mademoiselle, Good Housekeeping, Marie Claire and Philadelphia Magazine.