Kveller.com http://www.Kveller.com Visit Kveller.com to learn more about Jewish Parenting. en-us Copyright 2010, Kveller.com meredith@Kveller.com (Meredith Lewis) meredith@Kveller.com (Meredith Lewis) Tue, 25 Nov 2014 14:51:48 EST Thu, 25 Dec 2014 14:51:48 EST Jewish Life Atypica CMS (http://cms.atypica.com) Kveller.com http://www.Kveller.com/images/kveller.png http://www.Kveller.com Feeling Stressed Out From the Holidays? Remember: You Are a Good Mama http://www.kveller.com/blog/?p=51305 Last week after preschool pick up I took a deep breath and schlepped all three kids into the grocery store to buy a brisket. I was wearing the baby, had my 2-year-old in the cart, and let my 4-year-old walk (three minutes into him wandering off to ea... blog Wed, 24 Dec 2014 16:00:30 EST Tamara Reese http://www.kveller.com/blog/?p=51305 Kveller Readers Share Their Last Night of Hanukkah 2014 Photos, and They're Precious http://www.kveller.com/blog/?p=51313 We asked our readers around the world to send us their last night of Hanukkah pictures, fully-lit menorahs and all. Here is but a small selection of the many we received. (I'm not tearing up over here or anything, promise).   ...// Powered by Ci... blog Wed, 24 Dec 2014 13:00:53 EST Suzanne Samin http://www.kveller.com/blog/?p=51313 Have Yourself a Merry Little Bris-mas http://www.kveller.com/blog/?p=51302 When my husband and I first decided to get married, we had the typical interfaith negotiations. No to church, yes to a bris if we ever had a baby boy, no to a Christmas tree.The last decision had an asterisk. We agreed that we would celebrate a secul... blog Wed, 24 Dec 2014 09:00:55 EST Lela Casey http://www.kveller.com/blog/?p=51302 The Ups & Downs of Being a Jew Born on Christmas http://www.kveller.com/blog/?p=51297 The only Jews I'm aware of who were born on Christmas Day are Jesus and me. OK, the definitive date of Jesus' birth cannot be exact. Nevertheless, my competition is pretty fierce. Whenever someone discovers my birthdate for the first time, his or her... blog Tue, 23 Dec 2014 15:30:16 EST Jyllian Siegel http://www.kveller.com/blog/?p=51297 Mayim Bialik: My Hanukkah 2014 Recap http://www.kveller.com/mayim-bialik/?p=6081 It's the week of Christmas, which means pretty much everything in this country has shut down. I guess it's that way for most of the (Christian) Western world, which leaves the rest of us typically standing around twiddling our thumbs. This year, howe... blog Tue, 23 Dec 2014 13:15:49 EST Mayim Bialik http://www.kveller.com/mayim-bialik/?p=6081 I'll Take All The Time With My Grandkids I Can Get http://www.kveller.com/blog/?p=51291 “Yikes!” I thought when I read Shyrla’s Pakua’s recent Kveller post on grandparenting. I was seriously shocked by the tone and content.My experience as a grandmother, and grandchild, is so very different from hers.Growing up, both sets of my grandpar... blog Tue, 23 Dec 2014 09:05:14 EST Renee Septimus http://www.kveller.com/blog/?p=51291 Roseanne Barr's Hanukkah Lesson is a Little...Weird http://www.kveller.com/blog/?p=51284 OK, so, we love Roseanne Barr. We love her. That being said, this video of her explaining Hanukkah is definitely a little weird. In an eight minute, wandering speech that can only be described as, "religion meets biology meets numerology meets new ag... blog Mon, 22 Dec 2014 16:00:46 EST Suzanne Samin http://www.kveller.com/blog/?p=51284 I'm a Jew Who Likes Christmas, So What? http://www.kveller.com/blog/?p=51280 I’ve read with amusement the many Kveller posts detailing the importance of differentiating between Hanukkah and Christmas, the general distaste for people who sprinkle Christmas into their Hanukkah, and the ways to make Jewish children appreciate th... blog Mon, 22 Dec 2014 14:30:57 EST Shanna Silva http://www.kveller.com/blog/?p=51280 In the UK, My Jewish Ethnicity is a Mystery http://www.kveller.com/blog/?p=51274 One of the things I miss about living in the U.S. is that people there have actually heard of Jews. Here in the U.K., I’m often met with a blank look if I mention that I’m Jewish. Usually, this doesn’t make a difference--for example, if someone has a... blog Mon, 22 Dec 2014 12:00:43 EST B.J. Epstein http://www.kveller.com/blog/?p=51274 How I Learned to Let Go of My Christmas Guilt http://www.kveller.com/blog/?p=51262 At just four years of age, my son is already showing signs of an affliction. This particular condition usually begins with symptoms of wonder and enchantment during Christmastime. It progresses to profound longing for the Christmas experience and, la... blog Mon, 22 Dec 2014 08:45:30 EST Amanda Rosen-Prinz http://www.kveller.com/blog/?p=51262