Nina Badzin resisted bringing Christmas into her Jewish home. Then her kids started losing their teeth — and she realized that her tooth fairy tale was far too close to Santa Claus.
Is there any way to prepare a child for important Jewish rites without allowing Hebrew school to take over the family’s schedule for the week?
Unplugging from her iPhone has been tough for Nina Badzin. Cold turkey and phone-free Shabbat only go so far toward ending her gadget addiction.
There’s a popular hashtag on Twitter called #FirstWorldProblems. People vent about issues lacking true urgency then toss the words #FirstWorldProblems at the end to acknowledge that their problems are the “problems” of the fortunate.
Going iPhone-free on Shabbat and turning it off when out with friends has helped one Jewish woman deal with gadget overload. But she still has a long way to go.
It’s not easy to go cold turkey from the ‘convenience’ of having a smart phone around no matter where and when. But you gotta start somewhere.
Frustrated by being tethered to her smart phone, Nina Badzin has challenged herself to cut her smartphone time in half by next year’s Passover Seder.
Why do children’s toys inevitably take over the entire house — and why is it so hard to cut back to a reasonable number? It’s the parents, stupid!