When Our Children Embarrass Us

When Our Children Embarrass Us

Yesterday my daughter’s school had a special performance for the bat mitzvah girls and their mothers. I was sitting in the front row during the performance, which meant I had an unobstructed view of the 3-year-old girl with princess-esque tresses flowing down her back standing by the stage. And then I noticed, along (I assume) […]

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A Life of Abundance

A Life of Abundance

Living a life of abundance. That’s what Dina Friedman was talking about last night as I prepared today’s lunches (humus sandwiches and nectarines for all) and cooked (a mountain of squash and freekeh*) for the week. I liked the sound of that: a life of abundance. And Dina requested from each of us to think […]

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Being the Best Mom I Can Be (8-Minute Mommy Peptalk)

Being the Best Mom I Can Be (8-Minute Mommy Peptalk)

What does it mean to be the best mother I can be?

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Wikipedia by Hanan ben Ari (3-Minute Music Video)

Wikipedia by Hanan ben Ari (3-Minute Music Video)

I don’t usually do this, but I am posting something especially for the Israelis among my readers. Hanan ben Ari’s newly-released song “Wikipedia” about overcoming the stereotypes we have about one another has quickly become one of the most popular songs in Israel today, receiving over 1.2 million YouTube views in two weeks. I love […]

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The Frustrated Pharmacist

The Frustrated Pharmacist

This morning, on the way home, I noticed a pharmacy and decided to pop in. I’ve been feeling a little under the weather recently, with symptoms that have gotten better and worse and better over the last month–but are still lurking around. So I told the pharmacist about my symptoms and asked if she had […]

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My Brain is Changing

My Brain is Changing

My brain has changed. Yes, it’s true! An example…Since I was a teenager, I would wake up every morning, bracing myself for disaster. I just knew something terrible was about to happen…Nuclear holocaust (high school), terror attack and/or traffic accident (adulthood). And then I learned about positive thinking (thank you, Chaya Hinda Allen!). And for […]

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