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And the Grand-Prize Winner is…

Posted by on Apr 23, 2014 in Featured, Uncategorized | 0 comments

And the Grand-Prize Winner is…

I wanted thank all five JewishMOMs who opened their hearts and shared their own awe-inspiring personal Exodus stories with all of us. And I also wanted to clarify something: I called this a contest. But, of course, regarding life’s inevitable tests, nobody is better or worse than anyone else. We spend our lives making our way through the G-d-given curriculum of challenges that makes up our lives. And the only person I should be competing with is the person I was yesterday! For that reason, I decided to choose the prize recipient at...

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Breaking Free from My Abusive Husband by Anonymous (Passover Semifinalist #5)

Posted by on Apr 19, 2014 in Featured, Uncategorized | 0 comments

Breaking Free from My Abusive Husband by Anonymous (Passover Semifinalist #5)

Welcome to our “My Personal Exodus from Egypt” Contest! Each day of Passover I will be posting a new semifinalist, and after Pesach one grand prize $100 winner will be chosen at random… I left my abusive husband about 5 years ago — and boy, was I angry! After finally coming to terms with the sorry fact of life that my ex-husband wasn’t going to ever make up to me for all those lost years; that he couldn’t and wouldn’t repent or even acknowledge all the pain and anguish he had caused – to me as well as to...

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Finding Myself after my Husband’s Injury (Passover Semifinalist #4)

Posted by on Apr 17, 2014 in Featured, Uncategorized | 1 comment

Finding Myself after my Husband’s Injury (Passover Semifinalist #4)

Welcome to our “My Personal Exodus from Egypt” Contest! Each day of Passover I will be posting a new semifinalist, and after Pesach one grand prize $100 winner will be chosen at random… I got married 6 years ago and have 3 children under 5. My married life very quickly became a maze of laundry, diapers, and tantruming toddlers. Just as quickly as I entered the maze, I lost track of where I had entered from. I lost who I was pre-marriage. Pre-kids. Lost who I had dreamed of becoming. Instead, I became “just a mom.” I didn’t see...

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World’s Toughest Job (4-Minute Inspirational Video)

Posted by on Apr 17, 2014 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

World’s Toughest Job (4-Minute Inspirational Video)

Unlimited hours. No pay. The world’s toughest job is also the most important one. Tissue alert, JewishMOM. Thanks so much to JewishMOM Sarah Greenberg for sending this my way…

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My Liberation from Compulsive Eating by Anonymous (Passover Semifinalist #3)

Posted by on Apr 17, 2014 in Inspiration, Uncategorized | 1 comment

My Liberation from Compulsive Eating by Anonymous (Passover Semifinalist #3)

Welcome to our “My Personal Exodus from Egypt” Contest! Each day of Passover I will be posting a new semifinalist, and after Pesach one grand prize $100 winner will be chosen at random… Anyone who says there is nothing good to eat on Pesach, has clearly never tasted Passover Chocolate Crinkle Cookies. While many people will attest that they are quite yummy and delicious, a few years ago, they were the catalyst for my own “Exodus from Egypt.” Struggling with healthy eating has always been a challenge for me. My mother is quite...

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Why I Didn’t Divorce my Husband in the End by Anonymous (Passover Semifinalist #2)

Posted by on Apr 16, 2014 in Inspiration, Jewish Moms, Motherhood | 5 comments

Why I Didn’t Divorce my Husband in the End by Anonymous (Passover Semifinalist #2)

Welcome to our “My Personal Exodus from Egypt” Contest! Each day of Passover I will be posting a new semifinalist, and after Pesach one grand prize $100 winner will be chosen at random… Like many girls from religious families, I married young. As is common in our circles, my husband and I dated for less than three months, and the wedding was three months later. I did not know him very well, but I thought he was intelligent and normal and interesting. During that time, we were crazily busy finding somewhere to live, going to chassan and...

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My Recovery from Sexual Assault by Anonymous (Passover Semifinalist #1)

Posted by on Apr 15, 2014 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

My Recovery from Sexual Assault by Anonymous (Passover Semifinalist #1)

Welcome to our “My Personal Exodus from Egypt” Contest! Each day of Passover I will be posting a new semifinalist, and after Pesach one grand prize $100 winner will be chosen at random… I was the good girl my whole life. I didn’t do bad stuff: I didn’t hang out with people who would have a bad influence on me. That wasn’t me. I tried really hard to prove to the world (and myself) that it’s possible to stay sane in an insane world. That not everyone goes through traumatic “life-changing...

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My Pesach Cleaning Nemesis: Cheerios

Posted by on Apr 9, 2014 in Uncategorized | 12 comments

My Pesach Cleaning Nemesis: Cheerios

My toddler Yaakov loves Cheerios with banana slices. Truth is, if I was willing, he would be thrilled to consume Cheerios with banana slices and no other food whatsoever. While cleaning for Pesach, I’ve been noticing Cheerios all over the place. Under book shelves. Inside beds. On window sills. Which got me wondering…How did those Cheerios arrive at such far-flung locales so far from the kitchen table? Then I realized that those Cheerios got stuck onto Yaakov’s pants and sleeves and body, and then he transported them all...

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My Shoes (3-Minute Important Video)

Posted by on Apr 7, 2014 in Inspiration, Inspirational Videos | 3 comments

My Shoes (3-Minute Important Video)

This poor boy with broken shoes dreamed of becoming the boy with new shoes, until… This reminded me of the popular saying that if we all put our challenges together in a big pile so we could really see what everyone else is struggling with in life then we would take our own challenges back.

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Getting through Life’s Tests with Joy (9-Minute Mommy Peptalk)

Posted by on Apr 6, 2014 in Inspiration, Inspirational Videos, Israel, Jewish Moms, Motherhood, My life | 2 comments

Getting through Life’s Tests with Joy (9-Minute Mommy Peptalk)

How to feel calm and happy even when stuck in challenging situations.

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