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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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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A Child’s Soul (5-Minute Mommy Peptalk)

A Child’s Soul (5-Minute Mommy Peptalk)

A mother who is angry at her children finds a way to forgive them. Here’s how…

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My Anti-Overwhelm Control Center

My Anti-Overwhelm Control Center

The start of the school year for 8 kids in 8 different gans/schools/national service positions and a bunch of afterschool activities to boot. This one needs a new gymnastics uniform, that one needs to be registered online for a special course, and the other one needs me to send 20 NIS for a plastic recorder. […]

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My School Pick-Up Challenge

My School Pick-Up Challenge

Tsofia’s school is 7 minutes from my house. To clarify, that’s 7 minutes if I’m walking on my own. But that’s rarely the case. Usually, when I go to pick up 7-year-old Tsofia, I am walking with Tsofia’s younger brothers–4-year-old Yaakov and 2-year-old Yonatan. It is either broiling hot or cats-and-dogs raining. And in accordance […]

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The Severely Allergic Child

The Severely Allergic Child

When I got the email from Yaakov’s gan, I understood which child they were talking about right away. The email read: “In our gan we are learning to be sensitive to a child with life-threatening allergies. Please do not send any dairy products, peanuts, or nuts to gan with your child.” When I lived in […]

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