Sarit’s IVF Miracle

Sarit’s IVF Miracle

Sarit’s 5-year-old son and mine are friends in kindergarten, so over the last few months we’ve become friends as well. Sarit’s a lovely person, an Israeli mother of 3. It didn’t occur to me that there is anything unusual about her and her family. Until today, when Sarit shared with me the amazing story of […]

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Sneaky Mikveh Excuses

Sneaky Mikveh Excuses

At my neighborhood mikveh, there is a small decorated notebook in the waiting room called “The Book of Excuses.” Curious, I peeked inside, and discovered that it is a collection of excuses mikveh-going mothers have used to explain to their children why they must leave the house on mikve night. One mother shared: “I tell […]

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My 2 Cents for Younger Mothers (8-Minute Mommy Peptalk)

My 2 Cents for Younger Mothers (8-Minute Mommy Peptalk)

Something I would love to tell mothers of young children.

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Remembering Chani Weinrott

Remembering Chani Weinrott

Thousands of us here in Israel shed a tear yesterday when we heard that Chani Weinrott had passed away. Over the course of the last 8 years she had become one of the most famous and beloved religious mothers in Israel, unfortunately her fame came from being, as she ironically described herself, a “celeb sartan”–a […]

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Magical Heavens Black

Magical Heavens Black

We are planning to do some painting in our house, so on Monday morning I went over to the hardware store to check out paint colors. It was fun as well as mesmerizing to take half an hour to focus deeply on the 1000s of paint colors available. I saw colors like: Lazy Day Green […]

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