Mom by Meghan Trainor (3-Minute Music Video)

Mom by Meghan Trainor (3-Minute Music Video)

This made me smile…Reminds me that despite my imperfections, for my children I am their one and only mom!

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A Life of Abundance

A Life of Abundance

Living a life of abundance. That’s what Dina Friedman was talking about last night as I prepared today’s lunches (humus sandwiches and nectarines for all) and cooked (a mountain of squash and freekeh*) for the week. I liked the sound of that: a life of abundance. And Dina requested from each of us to think […]

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Being the Best Mom I Can Be (8-Minute Mommy Peptalk)

Being the Best Mom I Can Be (8-Minute Mommy Peptalk)

What does it mean to be the best mother I can be?

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Wikipedia by Hanan ben Ari (3-Minute Music Video)

Wikipedia by Hanan ben Ari (3-Minute Music Video)

I don’t usually do this, but I am posting something especially for the Israelis among my readers. Hanan ben Ari’s newly-released song “Wikipedia” about overcoming the stereotypes we have about one another has quickly become one of the most popular songs in Israel today, receiving over 1.2 million YouTube views in two weeks. I love […]

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The Frustrated Pharmacist

The Frustrated Pharmacist

This morning, on the way home, I noticed a pharmacy and decided to pop in. I’ve been feeling a little under the weather recently, with symptoms that have gotten better and worse and better over the last month–but are still lurking around. So I told the pharmacist about my symptoms and asked if she had […]

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My Brain is Changing

My Brain is Changing

My brain has changed. Yes, it’s true! An example…Since I was a teenager, I would wake up every morning, bracing myself for disaster. I just knew something terrible was about to happen…Nuclear holocaust (high school), terror attack and/or traffic accident (adulthood). And then I learned about positive thinking (thank you, Chaya Hinda Allen!). And for […]

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My Little Accident at the Shoe Store

My Little Accident at the Shoe Store

Today in the shoe store, as I backed away from the cashier, I knocked over about ten boxes of girls’ sandals. “Oh no! I’m so sorry!” I called out as I leaned over to pick them up. But before I’d managed to pick up a single box, from across the store, the salesman who had […]

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The Wife’s Phone Call (5-Minute Mommy Peptalk)

The Wife’s Phone Call (5-Minute Mommy Peptalk)

Remembering our top priority–family.

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Riding the Waves

Riding the Waves

This week I spent two days away from home at “Tambourine Dream,” an annual women’s festival on the Sea of Galilee. It was two days of dancing and drumming and swimming and praying and singing and reconnecting with old friends I hadn’t seen in many years. After the festival ended, I spent half an hour […]

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Eye of the Storm by Sorah Rosenblatt

Eye of the Storm by Sorah Rosenblatt

I told you that I spent several Shabbats ago reading through Sorah Rosenblatt’s (AKA Rena Lewis’) wonderful collection of poetry Memo to Self. Here are two more of my favorites… EYE OF THE STORM “Mommy, sign this note.” “Mommy, I need eight shekels.” “Mommy, what did you do with my other shoe?” (Goodness! Is the […]

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