4 Jan. 2021

Three Mitzvahs and A Shiva

2021-01-05T08:19:55-05:00January 4th, 2021|Family, Friends, Grief, Parenting|

This is us in 2019 on our most recent college girls trip (to Nashville). We wonder when we will all be together again in person?! Before I could start my video to join the Saturday morning services at a synagogue in Northern California I’ve never been to, and will probably never go to, the group text had already begun. “Show your face, Rach!” texted one of my friends from college. “Coming,” I texted back “only showing waist up [...]

9 Jul. 2020

Camp is With You, Wherever You Are

2020-07-09T08:55:42-04:00July 9th, 2020|Camp, Parenting|

I’ve spent way too much time already this summer worrying about how my teenage kids are feeling (mentally and physically) and simultaneously trying to figure out plans to keep them busy in light of their sleepaway summer camps being canceled. It should have been my son’s eighth summer and my daughter’s sixth one away at their beloved New England camps — their most favorite places in the world, but a global pandemic had other plans for them. When my kids [...]

1 Jul. 2019

News From Home!!

2019-07-01T13:39:42-04:00July 1st, 2019|Camp, Parenting|

Dear: ◊ Chloe     ◊ Dylan    ◊ Lily    ◊ Hunter    ◊ Seven Home is: ◊ Insanely quiet ◊ Ridiculously neat ◊ Weird Today I: ◊ Focused on one thing at a time for more than ten minutes ◊ Emailed pictures of you from the camp web site to your grandparents and then spent a half hour explaining to them how to view them ◊ Went out to lunch with a friend and left my phone in my [...]