Tuesday, September 16, 2014 Elul 21, 5774

Jennifer Raphael

Jewish Exponent Blogger

I season my parenting vocabulary with a considerable amount of Yiddish. Because my kids aren't just crazy, they are vildechayas.

Comment6

Despite small progress over the years, my 9-year-old son still approaches food as if it will wake and stab him in the eyes. So what's a mom to do? 

Comment2

Learning to make challah was frustrating but the sweet payoff has motivated me to continue baking it every week for the past six years. It's now the heart of my family’s Shabbat ritual.

Comment7

When I get angry at my two sons, I don’t just lecture them. I filibuster. But if my rants were really working, why do I need to have them so often? 

Comment1
My family thinks my obsession with Poshmark is unhealthy. But let me tell you how I've used this iPhone app to hondle bargains on clothes that I would never be able to afford otherwise.
Comment7

Profile

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.

Find out more about me and my work here

Subscribe To our E-Newsletter

Our Supporters

Advertisement