Why I am Furious Today

Why I am Furious Today

I am sitting at my childhood pool in Baltimore, and I am furious. Yaakov and Yonatan are playing in the baby pool along with 2 or 3 other babies and young children. In the middle of the pool, two bikini-clad sisters, one around 10 and another around 15, are playing catch as they keep an […]

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4 Jewish Mothers I Met in Baltimore

4 Jewish Mothers I Met in Baltimore

As you probably know, I am visiting my parents in Baltimore this week. On Monday, my mom and I went to a UPS drop-off place, when a woman in her thirties wearing a shoulder-length wig gave me a big smile. “Oh, good to see you in Baltimore!” “Thanks! Remind me how I know you…?” She […]

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My Heart-to-Heart with The Thinker

My Heart-to-Heart with The Thinker

On Sunday, my mom took me to the Baltimore Art Museum. And it felt quite wonderful, even magical, to be back at one of my favorite high-school haunts for the first time in over 20 years. As a teenager, when I was feeling very down about this or that, I would cry copious tears and […]

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JewishMOM.com on Summer Vacation From July 5th-August 4th

JewishMOM.com on Summer Vacation From July 5th-August 4th

Shalom all, We are travelling to the US and Canada to visit family for a few weeks. So while I might pop in from time to time to post stuff, my regular daily posts will resume only on August 4th. With blessings for a wonderful, healthy, and safe summer for all JewishMOMs everywhere:) love, Chana […]

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The Strange Women in the Pool

The Strange Women in the Pool

This morning, I attended a community-center event for neighborhood women to “fill up their fuel tanks” for the long summer vacation ahead. The event started out with a few hours at a nearby hotel spa, and the first thing I and a lot of the women did was take a dip in the pool. Funny […]

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Just Say “No” (11-Minute Mommy Peptalk)

Just Say “No” (11-Minute Mommy Peptalk)

Figuring out when to push ourselves past our “stretch” zone, and when to just say “No.”

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What the Mother of Hallel Yaffa HY”D is Asking You to Do

What the Mother of Hallel Yaffa HY”D is Asking You to Do

This morning, while asleep in her bed, 13-year-old Hallel Yaffa Ariel, a dual Israeli and American citizen, was brutally murdered by an Arab terrorist. Rena, Hallel’s mother, told Arutz Sheva, “This morning our daughter, a 13-and-a-half-year-old, an amazing girl, was murdered in her sleep. A girl who never committed a sin her entire life. “Every […]

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Receive Daily Parenting Tips from Sarah Chana Radcliffe

Receive Daily Parenting Tips from Sarah Chana Radcliffe

Every week I look forward to reading psychologist Sarah Chana Radcliffe’s column in Family First on parenting and family relationships. Every week, Sarah Chana is incredibly wise, right-on, and provides practical tools to improve my connection with everyone in the Weisberg family. And now Sarah Chana is providing a new free service: daily Email parenting […]

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Why My Husband and Kids were Not at the Istanbul Airport Last Night

Why My Husband and Kids were Not at the Istanbul Airport Last Night

Last February, Josh and I were going back and forth with our travel agent about flights for this year’s summer trip. For the first time in a long time Josh and I are travelling with all of our children to North America this year in order to celebrate my parents’ 50th anniversary and my mother-in-law’s […]

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The Picture above my Sofa

The Picture above my Sofa

On Shabbat, Josh and I went to my daughter’s high school for her final Shabbat along with all the other parents of graduating girls. At each meal, we sat with the parents of our daughter’s closest friends, including Mr. and Mrs. C., parents of 11 children and far more granchildren. Mr. C, a businessman, shared […]

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