The Night JewishMOM.com was Born
It is pretty exciting and wonderful and SURREAL, being at the epicenter of this awesome website making waves in hearts and home around the Jewish world.
But JewishMOM.com started out smaller than small, just a flicker of a dream that popped into my mind late one night, 8 years ago.
At the time, my e-mail chavruta of almost a decade, Sara Debbie Gutfreund, and I were learning Rabbi Noach Weinberg’s 48 ways. Maybe for the second time? I loved the 48 ways so much, I printed them up and had them bound into a book.
An e-mail chavruta means that Sara Debbie and I both read a few pages of a Jewish book, and then we email each other to share our thoughts about what we read. I usually do my reading and Emailing sometime between 11:30 and midnight, when I am falling-off-my-feet tired.
And one night, 8 years ago, around 11:42, I read Rabbi Weinberg’s question: “What is YOUR dream?”
And I knew the answer. My dream, in addition to the regular dreams of every Jewish mother, was this: to inspire other Jewish mothers–so they would be happier moms and people.
At the time I was writing freelance articles for various Jewish websites and newspapers. General inspirational stuff.
And I realized that while freelancing was fine, I wasn’t achieving my dream.
So that same month, I started a simple wordpress blog called JewishMOM.com (I thought it was too expensive, but Josh insisted we pay the $100 to buy the URL).
And at the beginning, for the first year or so, I would post articles which would reach a few dozen mothers.
And that grew, over the years, to a few hundred mothers.
And then, b”H, to thousands…
And it all started from a thought, a dream which I had one night.
And b”H my dream came true, thanks very much to you and you and you!