Healing from My C-Section by Anonymous

Healing from My C-Section by Anonymous

I broke two dishes in one day; if I break 2 dishes in a year, that’s a lot. I knew something was not right, so as I looked at the pieces of broken pottery on my counter, I thought about what just happened. Rewinding 30 seconds, right before the dish broke, I had been thinking […]

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What the Female Surgeon Told Me (6-Minute Mommy Peptalk)

What the Female Surgeon Told Me (6-Minute Mommy Peptalk)

I was impressed by the female surgeon I met this morning, but she was impressed by me. Here’s why… If you cannot see video, watch at this link.

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Stop Being the Japanese Soldier

Stop Being the Japanese Soldier

Long after World War II had ended, there were Japanese soldiers hiding in island jungles across the Pacific who never heard that the war had ended. In fact, the last Japanese soldier to surrender did so in 1974. Hiroo Onoda (in the photograph above) had been hiding out in a jungle for 29 years when […]

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When My Mind is Racing

When My Mind is Racing

I went to sleep last night with my mind racing, and when I woke up this morning, it was still racing around–worrying about this and that, unable to focus or think straight about my logical next step. 7 years ago Rabbi Nivin referred to this confused, overwhelmed mental state as: “Having too many windows open” […]

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Rabbanit Tzippy’s Parenting Secret

Rabbanit Tzippy’s Parenting Secret

As long as I don’t get up from lying position, I can get through Tisha b’Av without feeling overly awful. So I generally spend Tisha b’Av resting and sleeping but mostly reading. And the book that moved me the most deeply this Tisha b’Av, often to tears, was the memorial booklet compiled by the family […]

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Israel Ranked 4th Best Country Worldwide to Raise a Family

Israel Ranked 4th Best Country Worldwide to Raise a Family

The following was reported by United with Israel: Great news for Israeli families! Israel was ranked as fourth best place to raise a family in the 2015 InterNations Family Life Index. The Family Life Index ranks countries according to their results in these subcategories: availability of childcare and education, costs of childcare and education, quality […]

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