My Daughter’s Rejection and Acceptance

My Daughter’s Rejection and Acceptance

When I made yesterday’s peptalk about kids getting rejected from schools, I was certain that I was making that peptalk to comfort OTHER parents whose kids would be getting rejection letters. My daughter was, for sure, going to be accepted to the schools she applied to. But in the end, JewishMOMs plan and G-d laughs. […]

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The Most Stressful Day of My Daughter’s Life (2-Minute Mommy Peptalk)

The Most Stressful Day of My Daughter’s Life (2-Minute Mommy Peptalk)

Rethinking failure and rejection. At this moment, my daughter, Moriah (and I) along with thousands of other Israeli 8th graders (and their parents) are very anxiously waiting to hear if they have been accepted into the high schools of their choice. These kids are under a tremendous amount of pressure today. For those kids who […]

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Super Normal Mom by Chaya Raskin

Super Normal Mom by Chaya Raskin

I read this post on the wonderful blog www.thegiftofchildren.com. Check it out! One simply cannot raise a family with expectations of perfection. A happy family is one that accepts its imperfections and learns to embrace them. A happy mom is one who does not strive to be Supermom but a super normal mom, not because […]

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Rebbetzin Heller: How JewishMOMs Can Bring Moshiach (20-Second Video)

Rebbetzin Heller: How JewishMOMs Can Bring Moshiach (20-Second Video)

Tonight, thousands of Jewish women in over 75 cities around the world participated in Geula Gatherings of song and prayer expressing our common yearning for Geula. I attended the Geula Gathering in Har Nof, and it was a truly uplifting and unforgettable experience. Har Nof’s Rebbetzin Heller was the main speaker, and afterward, I asked […]

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The Problem with Me (Me, Me)

The Problem with Me (Me, Me)

I was up late last night dealing with lots of important yet boring and irritating stuff. And I went to sleep in a really crummy mood. But G-d bless mornings! When evening’s grumbling is replaced by “Modah Ani” and the miraculous potential of a brand new day! But this morning wasn’t actually a morning like […]

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Chai Lifeline Wish at the Wall Trip: Rivka Bracha’s Highlight (1-Minute Video)

Chai Lifeline Wish at the Wall Trip: Rivka Bracha’s Highlight (1-Minute Video)

When I was at the Kotel last week, I met Sorah Yaffa and Rivka Bracha Ross of North Miami Beach, Florida who are in Israel with the Chai Lifeline Wish at the Wall Trip for teens living with serious chronic illnesses and disabilities.

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