The Gift of Torah

The excitement is buzzing all around our Jewish community, where learning will be happening into the late hours of the night and early morning.  It is amazing to be open, and show our children the magic of our lifestyle.  My kids go to a public school with about half Orthodox Jewish kids, so they understand when we do not go to …

Memorial Day

Àdísà Àjàmú “Formerly known as Decoration Day, which was first recorded to have been observed by freed enslaved southern blacks in Charleston, South Carolina in 1865, at the Washington Race Course, to remember the fallen Union soldiers of the Civil War.” Know thyself. Memorial Day – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Memorial Day is a United States federal holiday observed on …

Outdoors is magical

Today the kids and I were outside all day, hopping from party to party.  We are so blessed to live in the magical Los Angeles warm sun and cool breeze.  There is a special feeling when you see a sunrise or sunset, the ocean, or hiking among the trees.  This article is so powerful about the upcoming holiday of Shavuot, …

Guess What? The World Needs Israel

This article is how it is, Israel is an innovator and business leader, http://jewishjournal.com/opinion/david_suissa/219382/guess-world-needs-israel/. I have a had a nice and lazy Shabbat, stayed home while my husband took the kids to synagogue.  Once they got home, they played outside, and I just read some articles and reveled in the magic of a day of complete mind and body rest. …

I love to inspire and be inspired

  I know I need to write every day, I do it for me, it feels good to share and release.  I never know what is going to inspire me, and today as I was just glancing at stories, the one above danced right through me.  I love dance, and I love people that not only know technique, but you …

So many celebrations and blessings

I keep on learning something new, the prayer above is said as the Jewish month of Sivan comes in this evening.  A few days before Israel had celebrations of Yom Yerushalayim and the victory of the Six Day War.   Today I was talking to my mom, and she was asked by my cousins why she is so proud and …

Nothing went according to plan today

Every day my schedule changes moment to moment, and I like it that way.  As a Doula, I can get a call any minute, and Thank God my husband is always ready to drop everything and be with the kids.  Also I have many pregnant clients, and I always tell them that especially in pregnancy, there is no pressure, you …

Murder of Innocent Children

Today is Yom Yerushalaim, it is the commemoration of Israel’s victory of the reunification of Jerusalem, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jerusalem_Day.  The President of the United States is there now at the Holocaust Museum, learning about the murder of innocent children, while in Manchester, a terrorist attack claimed the lives of children as young as 8 years old. I see so many feelings, I want …

I could write about…

Yesterday was a day without plans, and it was hot, so I really wanted the kids to get wet and have fun.  My daughter said she didn’t want sand in her bathing suit, so no beach, we don’t have a pool place that we love, and that would of meant I couldn’t relax, have to be on watch while kids …

I do not like hype, news, drama, only truth

I honestly do not know how long I have not listened to news.  The reason I stopped a long time ago is because it was always bad, seemed more like a soap opera or popular show, trying to reel you in to keep watching. When I am driving, I have national public radio on, and I feel usually every side …