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Couldn't resist adding some more color to Project Life 2014 with the Sunshine Edition.   #projectlife   #projectlife2014   #digitalscrapbooking  

http://seemommydoing.com/2014/04/15/project-life-2014-weeks-12-and-13/
Project Life 2014, Week 12 Catching up, slowly but surely. I've used the Seafoam Edition, pictured below, for every week through week 12. I learned through receiving a stack of prints from Persnick...
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These read-aloud practices can make reading aloud to children even more beneficial. 
As children enter the preschool years, they enter the stage of emergent literacy, a stage that's predicated largely upon print awareness. Print awareness involves a child's recognition of letters a...
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A little peek at what I've been up to lately. 

http://seemommydoing.com/2014/02/07/you-can-also-find-me-at/
Hi friends! Just wanted to let you all know that I've started as a contributor to Apartment Therapy, something I'm incredibly excited about. Apartment Therapy was one of the very first blogs I read...
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Spring cake! Made in Dec. for E's 5th, but it was in LA, so it worked. ;)

http://seemommydoing.com/2014/04/11/easter-desserts/
Last December, we celebrated Elora's 5th birthday in Los Angeles, so while this springtime cake may not seem like an obvious choice for a winter birthday, it was actually perfect. ;) This Jelly Bel...
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Correct your children's grammar? YES! Here's why and how: 

http://seemommydoing.com/2014/02/13/how-and-why-to-correct-your-childrens-grammar/
When we understand the mechanisms behind how children learn and refine their language skills, we can leverage that knowledge into ways to enhance their language development. The competition model o...
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Look who's here: http://www.apartmenttherapy.com/authors/shifrah

First post goes live tomorrow. So excited!
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I'm a writer and editor by trade, currently working as a mother and wife at home -- and loving it.
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The first question I'm asked when I meet someone is something along the lines of "How did you get your name?" So I'll begin my introduction here. 

I was born in Jerusalem, Israel, to two Christian parents born and raised in California. I am an "American citizen born abroad" but they gave me a Hebrew name. Shifrah was one of the midwives in Exodus who refused to kill the baby boys born around the time Moses was born. They "feared God" rather than Pharoah. (Coincidentally, I love midwives.)

I moved back to my mother's hometown of San Francisco when I was six and consider San Francisco my hometown as well. I grew up in a household consisting of my mother and sister. To this day, we are extremely close and "Italian" -- we tease each other, we laugh, we're brutally honest, we're loud. My husband is a saint for putting up with us. ;)

School-wise, I attended Lawton Alternative Elementary School ("alternative" actually meant traditional), St. Ignatius College Preparatory, and then moved across the Bay to Berkeley where I became a third generation Bear at UC Berkeley. 

Starting off in pre-med, I got a clue that maybe I should reconsider my direction when I found myself writing poetry in chemistry lab (and getting, um, shocking scores on a calculus test or two). I switched to a major in English and felt like I was in my own skin at last. 

I didn't realize how much I loved the city until I moved away -- first to a Bible school in southern California, then briefly to Austin, Texas, and then eventually to Atlanta, Georgia when I got married. Now I'm in Tallahassee, Florida, the smallest place I've ever lived -- and I'm waiting for, and open to, it "growing on me" like everyone says it will.

I am married to my prince and we have two wonderful children and another on the way! I freelance in my "free" time and have worked in various fields from advertising, allergy products, and engineering material to research and article-writing for doctors, ghostwriting for business books, and writing copy for a construction website -- just to mention a few clients.

I also love to sew, cook, garden, and decorate -- and to find efficient ways to organize and keep my house clean so I can do it all! I plunge into sadness when I think how short the time is while our children are little, so I do my best to freeze moments in photography, a new -- and uphill -- hobby. 

I'm a "creative" at heart and I start having conniptions if too much time passes without an outlet. My blogs are one of these outlets, and also record my other creative pursuits. I'm discovering the rewards of sharing what I learn along the way... 




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  • University of California, Berkeley
    English, 1999 - 2003
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