Monday, September 1, 2014 Elul 6, 5774

Jennifer Raphael

Jewish Exponent Blogger

This week, I've thought quite a bit about memories and interpretation after several unexpected responses from former bunkmates who read my post about my overnight camp experience.

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This time of year, I feel as left out of overnight camp nostalgia as I felt left out when I actually attended overnight camp. 

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I wouldn't let my older son quit guitar, but now he's kvetching about no longer wanting to do karate. Should I give in or is there a stronger lesson here about seeing something through? 

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Over the past few months, I have heard "my stomach hurts" from my 10-year-old more than I would care to and gone to great lengths to diagnose whatever mysterious thing seems to ail him so much. 

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No matter how much my kids complain about learning a musical instrument, this is one area where I am a tiger. I will not let them give up because I want them to know what it feels like to persist and master the notes. 

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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.

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