Sunday, December 28, 2014 Tevet 6, 5775

Jennifer Raphael

Jewish Exponent Blogger

I would love to erase this ridiculous holiday from the calendar. But thanks to elementary school, I have been an unwilling participant in themed parties, a begrudging baker of bake sale goodies and a grouchy shopper of paper valentines.

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An unexpected side effect of all these snow days: the terrible case of idontwannagotoschoolitis that my older son came down with on Tuesday.

 
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I've enjoyed the recent snow days with my boys as a break from routine, but I feel a considerable amount of guilt that I have yet to take them sledding.

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As much as I love what technology adds to my life, I wish I didn’t have so many screens to regulate because it's exhausting.

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I don't know much about Catholic saints. But here's why I believe in St. Anthony, the patron saint of lost things.

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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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