A Special Woman I Know by Riki Schreiber

A Special Woman I Know by Riki Schreiber

The following is an excerpt from the article “What a Special Woman” by Riki Schreiber which appeared in last week’s issue of Binah Magazine. I’m thinking of a woman I know. A woman many of you know too. She’s a woman who doesn’t always remember to smile at her son before commenting on the chocolate [...]

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Goofy Tsoofy Highlights

Goofy Tsoofy Highlights

My kids tend to remain in their terrible twos for two years, so poor me, my kids have put me through terrible twos times two. But even though, like her siblings, Tsofia was a challenging two-year-old and three-year-old, now at the age of four, I am finding that she causes me to smile far more [...]

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4 Tips for Tired Moms (10-Minute Mommy Peptalk)

4 Tips for Tired Moms (10-Minute Mommy Peptalk)

Tired? Here’s 4 ways to recharge.

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The Bathtub Birth by Sara Goldstein

The Bathtub Birth by Sara Goldstein

This story appears in the newly-released book A Doula’s Journey: Into the World of Birth by Sara Goldstein: After accompanying Etti to six out of seven births, our relationship was more than client/professional. We had become friends. I had attended her celebrations after her babies were born, met her extended family and attended births of [...]

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He Saved My Daughter’s Life, and Then She Saved Him by Susie T.

He Saved My Daughter’s Life, and Then She Saved Him by Susie T.

My family has experienced some tough challenges over the last few years, so I was happy to cut off from real life this past summer and go to visit my parents outside of London at the beginning of this past summer vacation. That meant that when my daughter Tali was in an accident on July [...]

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Eternity Child

Eternity Child

On July 17, 1968 a horrific tragedy struck my family. On that day, also known as the 24th of Tammuz, my mother’s parents and grandmother were killed in a freak and devastating car accident in New York City. I was born three years later, so I never knew those grandparents. Though I’ve tried over the [...]

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Making a Difference (10-Minute Mommy Peptalk)

Making a Difference (10-Minute Mommy Peptalk)

The small things you do can make a huge difference in another person’s life…

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The Days are Long, the Years are Short (2-Minute Tissue-Alert Video)

The Days are Long, the Years are Short (2-Minute Tissue-Alert Video)

The school year only just started, and I’m already burnt out from getting my 4-year-old ready in the mornings and getting her back and forth to nursery school. Knew I needed to watch this video again. It’s the kind of video every mom of young kids should watch every day. Tissue alert, JewishMOM.

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Bathroom Telegram

Bathroom Telegram

My Email chavruta, Sara Debbie, and I just started learning the book Rav Schwab on Prayer (Artscroll). This tome of a book is 596 pages long, and we are only reading 2 pages a day, so this is going to take a while…But we’re already really getting a lot out of it. We just read [...]

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What I Learned from Rafael Elisha’s Cancer by his Mother, Devorah Cohen

What I Learned from Rafael Elisha’s Cancer by his Mother, Devorah Cohen

(Last winter, over 100,000 people across the globe signed a petition urging the FDA to approve an alternative treatment for 6-year-old Rafael Elisha Cohen of Houston. Tragically, last spring he passed away. Here are some thoughts his mother, Devorah Cohen, requested I post to share with you JewishMOMs) There are many lessons that I learned [...]

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