Category Archives: Celebrations

Creating a Mitzvah Planning Binder

I’m a big believer in binders to organize major projects. And planning and organizing my older daughter’s Bat Mitzvah was certainly one of the bigger projects I’ve undertaken in my life.  In addition to being a major religious milestone requiring … Continue reading

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Hanukkah House

In my continued quest to find small holiday projects we can do in our temporary housing, I set The Cuties up with a gingerbread house this weekend. While I was thrilled to see this product for the first time ~ … Continue reading

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Bat Mitzvahpalooza

So for months I’ve been referencing Bat Mitzvah projects for Big Cutie that I wasn’t yet ready to share.  Well the big day has come and gone and was everything I imagined as a Mom and more.  We were blessed … Continue reading

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A Mitzvah of a Project

Big Cutie’s Bat Mitzvah is in just five short weeks. One of the requirements of this day is that she design and implement a service project, and so six months ago she came up with the idea that she would … Continue reading

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The First Last

We are back in Tokyo and are all suddenly feeling like there’s a giant clock ticking down our time left in Japan .  The Cuties will randomly mention something they did last Winter or Spring they didn’t realize would be … Continue reading

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I’m All Choked Up

I’ve been a bit weepy the last couple of days. All happy tears, I promise. And I’m not overly hormonal {no more so than usual at least}. Big Cutie had her end of the year Choir Concert and sang so … Continue reading

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Pediatric Stroke Awareness Month

May has begun here in Tokyo, and with it starts Pediatric Stroke Awareness Month. It’s important to talk about Pediatric Strokes, because I suspect most people are like us and don’t know kids have strokes until it affects you personally. … Continue reading

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