My Name Dance

My Name Dance

This Friday night, as we do every year, we will be hosting the Ethiopian students from Nishmat, where my husband is a teacher. Hosting the Ethiopian girls is one of the highlights of my year, not only because they are always so remarkably lovely… but because I LOVE hearing the girls’ names. Each girl’s name […]

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The Strange Phone Call

The Strange Phone Call

One evening last week I called the home of Yaakov’s wonderful kindergarten teacher, Racheli, to get her advice about Yaakov. When I called, her husband answered. “Shalom, may I please speak with Racheli?” The husband sounded surprised, “Shalom, how are you? Racheli? She’s not home now. You didn’t try her cellphone? Is something the matter?” […]

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The OB/GYN’s Miracle Birth

The OB/GYN’s Miracle Birth

My neighbor, Rachel, is a resident in OB/GYN who works in a busy Jerusalem delivery room. She has attended hundreds of births, but her own self-described “miracle birth” to her 7th child last week ended up catching her completely by surprise. This is the story Rachel shared with me: “For the last few weeks of […]

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Our Weaknesses are the Key to Our Success (9-Minute Mommy Peptalk)

Our Weaknesses are the Key to Our Success  (9-Minute Mommy Peptalk)

How our weaknesses enable us to invest in and develop our strengths and achieve our ultimate goals.

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My ADHD Child

My ADHD Child

When my daughter was diagnosed with ADHD, she was beside herself. She’s a great girl, a fine student (pretty much), a devoted friend, an amazing daughter. But when I told her she has ADHD, she was extremely upset. “Having ADHD means I’m problematic! I don’t WANT to be problematic!” So I shared with her something […]

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My Terrible Bedtime Tale

My Terrible Bedtime Tale

One of the main reasons that my mothering life is easier now with 8 children than it was when my family was smaller is that nowadays I don’t do bedtime. By 7 PM I’m off duty! So I can run errands, go on a walk, clean up my hurricane-hit kitchen in peace, while my older […]

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