Mi-she-gas, (pronounced mish•eh•GOSS), is a Yiddish word that literally means insanity or madness, but is used more playfully in this award-winning humor book to describe how children drive their parents crazy (and vice versa). Known by her readers as the "Jewish Erma Bombeck," Ellie S. Grossman combines domestic satire with Jewish wisdom that applies to all modern families. This gem of a book appeals to all generations of parents, from newbies to empty nesters, and covers Jewish traditions, rituals, holidays, recipes, and lots of funny stories that will tickle your soul--or your money back. Favorite chapters include "Planning a Dream Bar Mitzvah Is a Nightmare," "Answering the BIG Question: Is There a God?", "The Holiness of Chores Makes a Great Boredom Buster," "Teenage Brain Baffles Parents," "Dog is God Spelled Backwards," "Lice Livens Up Seder, But Traumatizes Household," and "Jewish Girls Don't Camp," which inspired a webisode on the online sitcom "In The Motherhood," starring Leah Remini.
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Mishegas of Motherhood: Raising Children to Leave the Nest as Long as They Come Home for Dinner based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Mishegas of Motherhood was one of those books I needed when my children were still living at home. Reading Ellie's adventures in motherhood had me nodding sagely throughout. As mothers, we must do so much--teaching our children everything from chores to responsibility, to community care and service, to faith and religion has us sometimes pulling our hair out! Like Ellie, I found solace in chocolate and the Food Network!