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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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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Holy Letters: The 1st Day of Cheider (3-Minute Tissue-Alert Video)

Holy Letters: The 1st Day of Cheider (3-Minute Tissue-Alert Video)

So moving and beautiful…Translation below. Narrator: One after another, 25 3-year-old boys wrapped in tallitot were carried yesterday [by their fathers] for the ceremony welcoming them to the Cheider Ohalei Torah in Kfar Chabad. The day that a child enters cheider is considered holy and joyful. Traditionally, this ceremony is considered a way to ease [...]

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A Hasidic All-Female Band That Rocks (2-Minute Wall Street Journal Video)

A Hasidic All-Female Band That Rocks (2-Minute Wall Street Journal Video)

Very sweet! I wish these women so much success! Also wanted to recommend a great article this week on Aish.com called “High Priestess”, inspirational thoughts from a Jewish woman who covers her hair. Frigid City by Bulletproof Stockings (lyrics below). Scurrying through the countryside Like a scavenger analyzing the turf He surveys the premises Rummaging [...]

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Flipping Out (9-Minute Mommy Peptalk)

Flipping Out (9-Minute Mommy Peptalk)

When a child disappoints a parent.

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New Life-Transforming “Jewish Positive Thinking” Class starts September 8

New Life-Transforming “Jewish Positive Thinking” Class starts September 8

Last year I participated in Chaya Hinda Allen’s amazing course “Jewish Positive Thinking.” It really changed my life, transforming me into a person who worries so much less and feels and thinks positive so much more. I still listen every single (weekday) morning to Chaya Hinda’s deep relaxation visualization CD– and every single time I [...]

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