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Surviving Miserable Afternoons in Rhode Island by Sara G.

Posted by on Jan 19, 2017 in Featured, Inspiration, Jewish Moms, Motherhood | 13 comments

Surviving Miserable Afternoons in Rhode Island by Sara G.

Here’s another wonderful response I just received to my post Improving My Miserable Afternoons from one of my most long-time JewishMOM.com readers, Sara G. from Providence. Sara writes: When I was about to give birth to my 4th child, Penina (I have 5 children now, BH), I made little chizuk cards on stock paper to encourage myself through the birth. I wrote the words in dark black permanent marker because I wanted the messages to really go into my brain, despite the labor pains coming on stronger and stronger. I planned that during labor,...

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My Henny Machlis Grave Miracle

Posted by on Jan 18, 2017 in Featured, Inspiration, Jewish Moms, Motherhood, My life | 12 comments

My Henny Machlis Grave Miracle

Last week I finished reading Emunah with Love and Chicken Soup. I don’t remember the last time I felt so sad to read the last page of a book. I guess because even though I didn’t know Henny well during her lifetime, through the book about her I felt like I got really close to her, like she became my friend and rebbetzin. So the next morning, not wanting to let her go, I walked over to the Sanhedria cemetery where Henny was buried. In general, the graves of tsadikim are my favorite places to daven. But Henny’s kever, for me, had a whole...

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Surviving Miserable Afternoons in Venezuela

Posted by on Jan 17, 2017 in Featured, Inspiration, Jewish Moms, Motherhood | 10 comments

Surviving Miserable Afternoons in Venezuela

Thank you so much to all of the JewishMOMs who wrote suggestions on how I can improve my challenging 4-7 time slot. Your ideas were so helpful to me! My favorite suggestion of all came from, of all places, Venezuela. JewishMOM Coty Benarroch wrote: I live in Venezuela. Probably you have heard about the state of emergency here. The worst part of the crisis for most Venezuelans is how difficult it is to find basic products such as sugar, flour, rice, medications…there is a loooong wait to get everything. But at the same time we see...

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Something Wonderful at the Gan Next Door

Posted by on Jan 16, 2017 in Inspiration, Jewish Moms, Motherhood, Uncategorized | 8 comments

Something Wonderful at the Gan Next Door

Last week I was picking up Yaakov from gan when I noticed something new and colorful inside the kindergarten next door. I took a closer peek, and tears filled my eyes. This was something I knew I had to share with you JewishMOMs. Here’s why. Thousands of years ago, G-d made a promise to a childless man named Avraham. Hashem took Avraham outside, and told him to look up towards the sky and count the stars. And then Hashem told Avraham, “So will be your offspring.” A promise that was nearly impossible to believe. But...

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A Husband’s Love is Not Enough (13-Minute Mommy Peptalk)

Posted by on Jan 15, 2017 in Inspiration | 3 comments

A Husband’s Love is Not Enough (13-Minute Mommy Peptalk)

How to find the support and encouragement you need to fill all of your emotional needs.

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I Had Post Partum Psychosis, Do Not Demonize Me by Anonymous

Posted by on Jan 12, 2017 in Current Events, Jewish Moms, Motherhood | 4 comments

I Had Post Partum Psychosis, Do Not Demonize Me by Anonymous

I just received this letter in response to the post My Postpartum Nightmare. The writer makes a very important point, which prompted me to clarify my wording in the original article. I also wanted to share her experience and insights with all of you. Hi Mrs. Weisberg, When I was studying in Israel around ten years ago, I loved Friday night Shabbos meals at your house! I just wanted to write in with a comment from the postpartum article you published. You wrote: “I would also like to tell you that many, many mothers have scary thoughts...

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What My Husband Saw on his Way Home from Work

Posted by on Jan 11, 2017 in Inspiration | 5 comments

What My Husband Saw on his Way Home from Work

Yesterday my husband, Joshua, was on his way home from a yeshiva he teaches at in the Old City. A few of the students were accompanying him, and as they walked through the Old City’s main square, they continued their back-and-forth about the topic of Josh’s class–a Talmudic discussion in Tractate Brachot regarding whether a person can pray when the sky is red at sunrise or sunset–or, in Hebrew, Dimdumei Chama. And then one of Josh’s students pointed up at the sky and said, “Look, Rabbi Weisberg, like...

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Improving My Miserable Afternoons

Posted by on Jan 10, 2017 in Inspiration, Jewish Moms, Motherhood, My life | 50 comments

Improving My Miserable Afternoons

I’ve mentioned many times that my afternoons are often quite miserable. After all those hours inside, I start feeling the walls of my house are closing in on me, like Luke Skywalker in that trash compactor. And dealing with the kids’ bickering and whining on top of chasing after my adorable/non-stop toddler who has somehow gotten his hands again on scissors/a permanent black marker/a wine glass–it’s just, well, miserable. And at the same time I am aware of an important Rabbi Nivin concept called...

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The Birthday Gifts I Got Today

Posted by on Jan 9, 2017 in Inspiration, Motherhood, My life | 17 comments

The Birthday Gifts I Got Today

I’ve been religious and living in Israel for 23 years now. But some things are hard to let go of. Like making the switch from Jenny to Chana, which I did only last year. And like moving over from celebrating my December 29th birthday to the 11th of Tevet, which happened a few years ago. But this year, something unusual took place. I celebrated my birthday twice because my parents were in Israel on December 29th, so we decided to make my family birthday party that day. Cake. Balloons. Presents. The works. And today, the 11th of Tevet, I...

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10 Gems from Henny (25-Minute Mommy Peptalk)

Posted by on Jan 8, 2017 in Inspiration, Inspirational Videos, Jewish Moms, Motherhood, My life | 5 comments

10 Gems from Henny (25-Minute Mommy Peptalk)

My 10 favorite quotes from the new book Emuna with Love and Chicken Soup about Rebbetzin Henny Machlis.

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