Jerusalem Thanksgiving

Jerusalem Thanksgiving

Last night, my head was spinning around so bad I felt, without exaggeration, like I was on a merry-go-round. When I woke up this morning (on the living room sofa, I didn’t want to risk falling over on the way upstairs to my bed) I was no longer on the merry-go-round, but I still felt […]

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Why Do I Have a Harder Time with my Child than Anyone Else?

Why Do I Have a Harder Time with my Child than Anyone Else?

I have a question about teachers that I have been asking myself for the past 18 years, twice a day (at gan drop-off and pick-up). My question is this: how is it possible that an afternoon spent with 2 of my children leaves me feeling steamrollered. Yet those same children’s teachers somehow manage to spend […]

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Why My Cleaning Lady Enjoys Cleaning Houses

Why My Cleaning Lady Enjoys Cleaning Houses

I love my new cleaning lady. Not just cause she does a fantastic job cleaning my house, but because she’s a truly lovely person. My cleaning lady is a single mother, and she cleans houses every day of the week. She cleans because she and her daughter need the income, but I’ve noticed something interesting. […]

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When the Jewish Mom Met the CEOs

When the Jewish Mom Met the CEOs

20 years ago, recently graduated from an Ivy League university, a dear friend of mine made the difficult choice to drop out of a prestigious graduate program in order to stay home and devote herself to her family and home. But a few weeks ago she decided the time has come– her kids are bigger […]

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Mindful Motherhood (5-Minute Mommy Peptalk)

Mindful Motherhood (5-Minute Mommy Peptalk)

Finding joy and gratitude in our mothering lives through mindfulness.

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Why Yaakov Wants 100 Shekels

Why Yaakov Wants 100 Shekels

Sitting on the sofa together yesterday, Yaakov asked me: “Eema, do you have a 1000 shekel bill?” “No” “Do you have a 100 shekel bill?” “Yes, I do.” “Fantastic! Give it to me!” “Why?” “I’m going to buy a truck.”

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