The Overweight Mother’s Response

The Overweight Mother’s Response

A mother of 4 young children was finding it hard to lose the weight she had gained during pregnancy. One day, a doctor rebuked her, “If you keep on gaining this much weight with each pregnancy, just imagine what you will look like if you have 8 children!” The proud mother, unmoved, responded: “I imagine […]

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Here’s Why The Cleaning Lady Dreamed of Making Aliya

Here’s Why The Cleaning Lady Dreamed of Making Aliya

This past Shabbat we hosted Anna, a lovely 50-something single mother of 2 who just made aliya to Israel from Germany. Over the course of the meal, Anna shared with us the story of her life. How 30 years ago she moved from Latvia to Germany, and raised her two children on her own there, […]

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Our Miraculous Shabbat Guest (2-Minute Mommy Peptalk)

Our Miraculous Shabbat Guest (2-Minute Mommy Peptalk)

I was shocked to discover that our guest and I shared a unique connection.

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What JewishMOMs Do

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You Won’t Believe How We Got Home After Our Wedding

You Won’t Believe How We Got Home After Our Wedding

This morning, I found this “Just Married” car parked in front of my house. And it got me all nostalgic for the unusual car-ride home from our own wedding late one Thursday night 22 years ago. Josh and I were the first of our friends to get married. So, when I had to figure out […]

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Here’s What I’ve Learned from 20 Years of Motherhood

Here’s What I’ve Learned from 20 Years of Motherhood

The other day, at pick-up time for our 3-year-old sons, I was playing a bit of Jewish geography with Dror’s eema. And I discovered that she attended the same high school as my 20-year-old oldest daughter, Hadas. When Hadas was in 8th grade, she was in 12th. Which made me do some soul searching… If […]

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Something Cool We Figured Out about Our Daughter

Something Cool We Figured Out about Our Daughter

This past Shabbat we attended a Shabbaton for my daughter’s class and their parents. The most unforgettable part of the Shabbaton, for me, was a special exercise we parents did with our daughters. Each one of us received a list of around 60 positive characteristics, and 5 paperclips. And we were instructed to place those […]

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How to Raise a Daughter Who Wants to Become a Mom (4-Minute Mommy Peptalk)

How to Raise a Daughter Who Wants to Become a Mom (4-Minute Mommy Peptalk)

Western women are fleeing from marriage and motherhood, here’s how to raise a daughter who truly looks forward to becoming a JewishMOM.

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Why Did the Chief Rabbi Attend This Unusual Bat Mitzvah?

Why Did the Chief Rabbi Attend This Unusual Bat Mitzvah?

Yesterday I attended a bat mitzvah, and towards the end I was mightily surprised to see Israel’s chief rabbi, Rabbi David Lau. Rabbi Lau is one of the busiest rabbis in the world. Why did he consider this bat mitzvah important enough to take the time out of his packed schedule to give a speech […]

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There’s No Use Crying Over Spilt Soup

There’s No Use Crying Over Spilt Soup

I start working on my blog every day at 12:30 in the afternoon. So today, at 12:25, I went down to my kitchen to quickly heat up some soup to eat before I started writing for an hour before my boys’ pick-up time. But when I was returning the box of soup to the fridge, […]

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