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A Special Woman I Know by Riki Schreiber

Posted by on Sep 17, 2014 in Featured, Inspiration, Jewish Moms, Motherhood | 10 comments

A Special Woman I Know by Riki Schreiber

The following is an excerpt from the article “What a Special Woman” by Riki Schreiber which appeared in last week’s issue of Binah Magazine. I’m thinking of a woman I know. A woman many of you know too. She’s a woman who doesn’t always remember to smile at her son before commenting on the chocolate smudge on his cheek, who forgot to return her daughter’s teacher’s call, and who is about to climb into bed even though there is a pile of dirty dishes in the sink. A woman who doesn’t always...

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Goofy Tsoofy Highlights

Posted by on Sep 16, 2014 in Featured | 5 comments

Goofy Tsoofy Highlights

My kids tend to remain in their terrible twos for two years, so poor me, my kids have put me through terrible twos times two. But even though, like her siblings, Tsofia was a challenging two-year-old and three-year-old, now at the age of four, I am finding that she causes me to smile far more often than she causes me to grit my teeth in frustration as she did last year. Here’s a few giggling-eema Tsoofy moments from the last few weeks: Tsoofy is fighting with her favorite playmate/worst enemy, 7-year-old Yoel. She yells at him, “I will...

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4 Tips for Tired Moms (10-Minute Mommy Peptalk)

Posted by on Sep 14, 2014 in Inspiration, Jewish Moms, Motherhood, My life | 4 comments

4 Tips for Tired Moms (10-Minute Mommy Peptalk)

Tired? Here’s 4 ways to recharge.

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The Bathtub Birth by Sara Goldstein

Posted by on Sep 11, 2014 in Uncategorized | 9 comments

The Bathtub Birth by Sara Goldstein

This story appears in the newly-released book A Doula’s Journey: Into the World of Birth by Sara Goldstein: After accompanying Etti to six out of seven births, our relationship was more than client/professional. We had become friends. I had attended her celebrations after her babies were born, met her extended family and attended births of her siblings. Etti’s labors followed the same pattern. She labored at home for a few hours before calling me. I joined her in her home and a short time later we proceeded to her private doctor at...

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He Saved My Daughter’s Life, and Then She Saved Him by Susie T.

Posted by on Sep 10, 2014 in Inspiration, Israel, Jewish Moms, Motherhood | 5 comments

He Saved My Daughter’s Life, and Then She Saved Him by Susie T.

My family has experienced some tough challenges over the last few years, so I was happy to cut off from real life this past summer and go to visit my parents outside of London at the beginning of this past summer vacation. That meant that when my daughter Tali was in an accident on July 1st, I didn’t even hear about it until two weeks later. My husband didn’t want to upset me when I was so far away from home. So it was only after I returned home to Israel that Adam told me what had happened. He explained that our 9-year-old, Tali, had...

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Eternity Child

Posted by on Sep 9, 2014 in Inspiration, Jewish Moms, Motherhood, My life | 3 comments

Eternity Child

On July 17, 1968 a horrific tragedy struck my family. On that day, also known as the 24th of Tammuz, my mother’s parents and grandmother were killed in a freak and devastating car accident in New York City. I was born three years later, so I never knew those grandparents. Though I’ve tried over the years to honor their memory in various ways. Our son, Yaakov, is named after the grandfather I never met. Our daughter, Tsofia, who was named on the 42nd anniversary of the accident, is named after the great-grandmother I never met....

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Making a Difference (10-Minute Mommy Peptalk)

Posted by on Sep 8, 2014 in Uncategorized | 5 comments

Making a Difference (10-Minute Mommy Peptalk)

The small things you do can make a huge difference in another person’s life…

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The Days are Long, the Years are Short (2-Minute Tissue-Alert Video)

Posted by on Sep 8, 2014 in Inspiration, Inspirational Videos, Jewish Moms, Motherhood | 2 comments

The Days are Long, the Years are Short (2-Minute Tissue-Alert Video)

The school year only just started, and I’m already burnt out from getting my 4-year-old ready in the mornings and getting her back and forth to nursery school. Knew I needed to watch this video again. It’s the kind of video every mom of young kids should watch every day. Tissue alert, JewishMOM.

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Bathroom Telegram

Posted by on Sep 4, 2014 in Uncategorized | 3 comments

Bathroom Telegram

My Email chavruta, Sara Debbie, and I just started learning the book Rav Schwab on Prayer (Artscroll). This tome of a book is 596 pages long, and we are only reading 2 pages a day, so this is going to take a while…But we’re already really getting a lot out of it. We just read something fascinating yesterday about “Asher Yatsar”–the prayer recited after going to the bathroom to thank Hashem for the miracle of a well-functioning body. Rabbi Schwab wrote:”Most people take the normal functioning of their...

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