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Natanel Haziza: We Are Grateful for the 21-Year Wait (1-Minute Inspirational Video)

Posted by on Jun 19, 2018 in Featured, Inspiration, Inspirational Videos, Jewish Moms, Motherhood, My life | 1 comment

Natanel Haziza: We Are Grateful for the 21-Year Wait (1-Minute Inspirational Video)

Last week, Natanel Haziza and his wife, Leah, celebrated the birth of their baby, Tiferet, with family and friends. In his beautiful speech, Natanel explained why today they feel gratitude for the long journey to parenthood that they endured.

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The Mother Who Had a Baby after 21 Years Wants You to Know This (1-Minute Inspirational Video)

Posted by on Jun 18, 2018 in Featured, Inspiration, Uncategorized | 9 comments

The Mother Who Had a Baby after 21 Years Wants You to Know This (1-Minute Inspirational Video)

A huge mazal tov to my friend and neighbor (and long-time JewishMOM.com reader!), Leah Haziza, and her husband Natanel! Here’s what she shared with me at the party celebrating Tiferet’s birth last week. Please leave your mazal tovs and blessings for the Hazizas and baby Tiferet (along with your name and the city where you live) in the comments...

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Couple Become Parents After 21 Years of Marriage (4-Minute Mommy Peptalk)

Posted by on Jun 17, 2018 in Featured, Uncategorized | 1 comment

Couple Become Parents After 21 Years of Marriage (4-Minute Mommy Peptalk)

Reflections on the party last Thursday for the long-awaited daughter born to Leah and Natanel Haziza.

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Israeli Toddlers Feeding Parents (Cute 1-Minute Commercial)

Posted by on Jun 14, 2018 in Inspiration, Israel, Jewish Moms | 4 comments

Israeli Toddlers Feeding Parents (Cute 1-Minute Commercial)

My daughter sent this to me, and it made me smile. So I’m posting it so you can smile too:)

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Whoops, I Almost Forgot…

Posted by on Jun 13, 2018 in Inspiration, Israel, Jewish Moms, Motherhood, My life | 6 comments

Whoops, I Almost Forgot…

This morning, my 3-year-old, Yoni, was wearing his red “Snooze-asaurus” t-shirt, the one with the goofy green dinosaur on it. And 5-year-old Yaakov was wearing his orange “Cool Dude” t-shirt, the one with the waving grizzly bear with red sunglasses And then, on the way to Yaakov and Yoni’s gan, I noticed that all the other kids I saw on the street, the girls and the boys, were dressed up in nice white shirts. Like Yaakov and Yoni were a red and orange paint stain on a freshly spread Shabbat tablecloth. After...

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The Overweight Mother’s Response

Posted by on Jun 12, 2018 in Inspiration, Jewish Moms, Motherhood | 6 comments

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 that if G-d blesses me with 8 children I will look very much like a mother who has given birth to 8 children!”

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Here’s Why The Cleaning Lady Dreamed of Making Aliya

Posted by on Jun 11, 2018 in Inspiration, Israel, Jewish Moms, Motherhood, My life | 2 comments

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, working in a job she loved teaching German to new immigrants and refugees. She lived in a city with a Jewish community of around 5000 people, most of them born in the former Soviet Union. “So, how are things going since you came to Israel?” I asked...

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Our Miraculous Shabbat Guest (2-Minute Mommy Peptalk)

Posted by on Jun 10, 2018 in Inspiration, Inspirational Videos, My life | 4 comments

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

Posted by on Jun 6, 2018 in Inspiration, Israel, My life | 8 comments

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 how to plan my own wedding, I had only attended 2 religious weddings in my life, neither in Israel. That meant I was quite clueless. And considering that, I did quite a good job. I’d found a good guy to marry. I’d found a white dress. I’d...

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