Rebbezin Rochel :: Lend me your ears, don’t worry I’ll give them back.

Rebbezin Rochel

The New Family Member

November 22nd, 2009

As most of you probably know we were blessed with a new adition this past week. His name is Yeshiah Michol and B”H he’s healthy and beautiful. Yes I’m a proud mother of five angels, four boys and one girl.
I can tell thatthis new Steinerman is going to be something interesting. First of all my husband and I were convinced he was a girl. I was told by my doctor on two different occations that he was a she. I had all of my baby girl clothes washed a ready for my new daughter. We had about for months or so to come up with a girl name that we both liked (this was a harder task then you think). I wish I had a picture of my face when the midwife told me it was a boy. Here I was after a long labor, exausted, and i was shocked to be told it was a boy. I, my mother who was there for the birth (and to whom i kind of hinted to before that it was a girl), and Moshe all started to laugh from the shock. We explained to the midwife the situation, so she wouldn’t think there was something wrong with us, since shock and laughter is not the normal situation for the birth of a baby. After we got over that it dawned on us, more so for Moshe then me, that two hours before shabbos we had to make a shalom zachur and a bris in a week. We also had to debate over the name, which we were still discussing on the way to the bris. B”H everthing worked out and we’re all relaxing now. Just goes to show you that Hashem is in charge and you can plan all you want but His will is ultimately what will happen.

Rosh Hashana

September 12th, 2009

The one week countdown to Rosh Hashana has begun and the yetzer hara is in full swing already. His sligh and devilish tactics never stop amazing me. I think I’m more stressed out now then I’ve been in a very long time, who has time to think of repenting and changing? My yetzer hara has outsmarted me yet again, I guess the only thing I can do now is to stop relying on me and trust Hashem for once.

Rochel is now a Life Coach

May 31st, 2009

I’ve finally decided to make the jump. I’m putting all of the years of experience ,in answering ilovetorah emails and helping and guiding people, to an actual profession. I’ve already started working with people via email and IM. I don’t charge nearly as much as the average life coach because I don’t want my service to be a business. Life coaching shouldn’t just be available to those who can afford it’s outrageous prices. I work with Jews from all works of life. My new email address is for anyone who is interested.

Life coaching is focused on providing the client methods for focusing on self-empowerment and manifesting future goals. Life coaching is different for everyone and can be for you anything you need it to be. I try to use a mixture of different theories of psychology and therapy along with life coaching. Regular therapists spend too much time talking and analyzing the past. Understanding our past is an important piece of the puzzle in being aware of ourselves but it is all too often used as a crutch to not having to fulfill our potential. We are all victims to something in our lives, but should not “make us a victim”. I, in my life coaching sessions, help my clients to cultivate self awareness, self-respect, and to unlock the inner genius and gifts we all posses. I feel we all could use a life coach in one way or an other, we all have room for growth.
Hope to hear from you!

Bedtime Nachas

February 28th, 2009

My five year old, Yaacov Yosef, finds bedtime the best time for him to ask his deep and lengthy questions. Tonight he used his brilliant five year old logic to salve a problem he has been having. Before he goes to sleep he usually realizes that he it either hungry or thirsty. I tell him I can’t give him anything other then water because I brushed his teeth already and anything else then water will give him cavities (which he calls holes in the teeth). This is a problem for him because he hates water. So finally after thinking about it he told me to give him apple juice and some crackers and he’ll just lay in his bed but won’t close his eyes so he won’t fall asleep. He said he’ll rest until morning. Then I informed him while giggling that it’s not the sleep that makes the holes, it’s the food that sits on the teeth all night, so even if he doesn’t fall asleep he could still get cavities. He sighed and then gave up and fell asleep.

Pleasantly Purim

February 22nd, 2009

Ah,it’s that time of year again. The anticipation and joy of Purim, with a tinge of fear of chametz.
I took my three little men to the store last week to treat them with new Purim costumes. Picking them out was quite funny. Shlomo Nachman, the oldest at seven years old, had love at first sight with the cohen hagadol costume. Next was Yaacov, my five year old. He had to be an animal so he had to settle for a cow since it was the only one in his size. And then there is Gedaliah, the three going on 15 year old. He got the tiger costume. I asked the man at the store what he had for men and he, in all innocence, showed me a costume of a bekishe and shtrimel with dangling payos attached. I then informed him with a smirk on my face that we were chassidim and that “costume” was my husbands shabbos attire. I, in the end, bought something more appropriate for my husband to where to shul on Purim, a orange and yellow wig that sticks up in the air and black rimmed glasses.
Then on shabbos I fell asleep for a bit on the couch while my kids played in their room. I awoke to the cohen (Shlomo Nachman) taking a korban, which was a cow (Yaacov) to the mizbayach (which was Yaacov’s bed with piles of blankets and pillows on it) to be shechted (with a knife made of clicks). Not exactly how I thought they would play with their new costumes.

Ping Pong Mama

February 16th, 2009

I am like a ping pong ball. In the evening I start out in my own bed and then soon a child wakes up to join me. I am so tired that I just let him and then a while later the baby wakes up. I get up and take care of her and then move the other child out of my bed. Then he awakes so then I lay down next to him and put him to sleep in his bed while all the while, I fall asleep there. Then another child wakes up and looks for me and just falls asleep in my bed. Soon I wake up and realize I am not in my own bed anymore and go to my bed but there is another child there. It isnt’ worth it to me anymore so I just sleep on the couch. Realizing that I a missing from my room after they wake up, a child comes looking for me and falls asleep next to me on the couch. Then Reb Moshe complains that he can’t turn on the light or go out to the mikvah because everyone is sleeping by the front door. He tries to sneak out but in the process wakes up me accidentally and when I move, I wake up the kid on the couch. I then move him back to his bed and the baby wakes up. I then go to her room. Then Reb Moshe returns from the mikvah closes the door and puts down his bag, boom! Another child wakes up. Each morning I never know where I will wake up! Now Reb Moshe always tries to help but the kids want their ping pong mama cause the ping pong mama loves her little munchies. So after the kids go to school in the morning, guess what I have to do? SLEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEP. Does anyone understand and relate to the ping pong mama?

Reb Moshe Don’t invite the world

February 16th, 2009

Each year when I we start inviting guests for purim, my husband gets so excited that invitation list starts to expand and expand! We would love to have you but if he invites you, make sure to remind him to run it by me also, lol
Also if you see any of our guests before Purim, remind them to keep their ______ outside my house! It took me hours last year to clean the WALLS!

My Keyboard is Fixed

February 16th, 2009

I am excited that my husband finally got my keyboard fixed so i can compose some new Jewish Music. Hopefully he will share some of it on the new Torah videos.

Happy Chanukah

December 21st, 2008

I would like wish all of you a Happy Chanukah. Out of all the holidays, Chanukah is the least stressful for us women. I don’t have to do much and I get to eat donuts. If only the kids had a full day of school, it would be the best holiday ever!

I Hate Summer Vacation

September 7th, 2008

I never thought that I would hate summer vacation. I counted the days until the end of school, each day looking forward to freedom. Now vacation for me means bored kids, hot and exausting trips, and turning my kitchen into a restraunt for three growing boys (not counting the husband). Now, for me in my older wiser years, I count down for the first day of school, and look forward to a long winter.

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