Merri Ukraincik is a wife and mother who writes about everyday life, parenting, family history and a variety of Jewish topics. She has published in The New York Jewish Week, Tablet, Ami, The Dialogue, The Journal of Jewish Communal Service and several local Jewish publications. Her first book, "I Live. Send Help.: 100 Years of Jewish History in Images from the JDC Archives," was published in 2014 by the American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee. She blogs in her quirky yet kosher way at www.mypaperedworld.blogspot.com.