Category Archives: Rochelle, Rochelle

Family Ties: The Reunions

Passover Seder at my mothers: A total time of 1.5 hours of pure toddler chaos. Non-eater decided that unless she couldn’t crawl under the table, she wasn’t going to be quiet. Frogs, hail, darkness and boils were being tossed around … Continue reading

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Excuse me, could we borrow that Cross?

While perusing my weekly Jewish newspaper, I noticed something that struck me as odd. Typically, I begin like all other Jews and read the engagements, births, obits, and then I may or may not scan the real estate section. If … Continue reading

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Salt ‘N Pepper here…

Why is it, when I have all the time in the world to go “poopy” as my non-eater says, I can, and when I don’t, I can’t? The other day I was rushing out the door and decided to sit … Continue reading

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Officer, Stop that woman!

The other day, I took non-eater to the zoo for a change. It was early in the morning,  to avoid the excessive sun and heat index, and I even remembered to bring the stroller this time. We went from exhibit to … Continue reading

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Popcorn! Tickets! Peanuts!

I never get out to see a movie; it just doesn’t happen. In fact, the last theater film I saw was Juno, 2 days before I gave birth to eater. So to get the call from my mother that she … Continue reading

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The day after

Usually when the maid is still cleaning the house, my children are dirtying it up, as best they could. I may have to spot sweep or mop, but the day after… it’s as if she never came. That’s not true, my … Continue reading

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Nothing but animals

Today non-eater and I went to the zoo to meet up with some friends. What I didn’t count on, was every animal set loose for the Fourth of July weekend, would also be in attendance. Mothers who toted their children … Continue reading

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Wouldn’t it be nice?

This afternoon, way past non-eater’s daily scheduled nap, she and I returned from a day in the sun at her bubbie’s pool. As soon as I unhooked her seatbelt from her carseat, I knew I was in trouble. The faux … Continue reading

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Extreme Makeover

I never get my hair done. Lately, I wash it….when I remember to or when my mother says, “you stink.” I’m not one to go get a manicure or pedicure; I’m all about being with my kids. So when I … Continue reading

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A rose by any other name…

Last year I decided I wanted to drecorate the deck with white lights. I say, “white lights” but in reality, they’re Christmas lights. Because I’m Jewish, …white’s not so bad. It took three hours in the dead of summer and … Continue reading

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