The Perfect Mother Curse by Rebbetzin Mina Gordon

The Perfect Mother Curse by Rebbetzin Mina Gordon

Earlier this week, I posted that my kids have been reminding me recently that I’m not a perfect mom. I adored this insightful comment from Rebbetzin Mina Gordon of Melbourne, Australia, and wanted to share with all! Would your children really want a perfect mother? It can be a real handicap! Here are some of […]

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My Crazymaking Child

My Crazymaking Child

Imagine an oreo cookie. Now imagine that somebody takes that oreo cookie. Places it inside a ziploc bag, and bangs it over and over with a heavy wooden rolling pin. “It’s already crushed!” you want to say. “Stop banging already!” Now imagine, just imagine, that my home is that oreo’s delicate white filling, and the […]

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A Good Mother

A Good Mother

My kids have been reminding me recently that I am NOT a perfect mother. When I heard this saying below, it was a balm for my aching eema soul.

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It’s Summer Vacation, Do I Know Where my Children Are?

It’s Summer Vacation, Do I Know Where my Children Are?

OK, this is going to be confusing, so I hope you are in a quiet place where you can fully focus. Here’s where all my children are at this moment: 1. 21-year-old Hadas is in India at a 10-day meditation retreat where she is not allowed to speak or use her phone. (How’s she enjoying […]

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The Shul My Great-Grandfather Founded

The Shul My Great-Grandfather Founded

Yesterday I was listening to a class on Tisha b’Av, when my heart jumped. The rabbi, Rabbi Fischel Schachter, mentioned that he was speaking at Brooklyn’s Ocean Parkway Jewish Center, and starting reminiscing about its founding in 1907 and its long history. My great-grandfather, John L. Bernstein, was one of the founding members of the […]

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A Selfless Mom’s Awakening

A Selfless Mom’s Awakening

Yesterday, JewishMOM Tamar Stone left the following wow of a comment:”This past Shabbos i was sitting and feeling very sorry for myself. My internal dialogue kept telling me that i was losing my sense of ‘self’ after all these years of being a wife and mother. I heard that little voice keep whispering that i […]

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