Adopt a Fallen Israeli Soldier this Yom HaZikaron

Adopt a Fallen Israeli Soldier this Yom HaZikaron

This Tuesday night at 8 PM, like every year on Israel’s Memorial Day for the Fallen Soldiers and Victims of Terrorism, a cloud of mourning will descend over Israel. Israeli Memorial Day is a hard day for me–overshadowed by sadness. But for my neighbor, it is Memorial Day every day of the year. Her teenage […]

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4 Dina Friedman Tools for a Happier Life (8-Minute Mommy Peptalk)

4 Dina Friedman Tools for a Happier Life (8-Minute Mommy Peptalk)

Simple exercises I learned from Dina Friedman to overcome distress, lack, pain, and judgment.

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Mrs. Perfect’s Disabled Baby

Mrs. Perfect’s Disabled Baby

Yesterday, Hallel’s school had a special mother-daughter event for the 12th graders: a panel featuring mothers from the class about how they’d made the most important decisions in their lives. When the fourth mother on the panel started speaking, I whispered “Wow!” into Hallel’s ear. This is the story she told us: When I first […]

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My Pesach Fury (9-Minute Mommy Peptalk)

My Pesach Fury (9-Minute Mommy Peptalk)

I was outraged, and wanted to do something outrageous!

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I’m Embarrassed to Tell You How I Cleaned the Pacifier

I’m Embarrassed to Tell You How I Cleaned the Pacifier

20 years ago, when my oldest child was a few weeks old, I took her to the baby clinic to get a vaccination. When I was sitting in the nurse’s cubicle, my baby’s pacifier fell out of her mouth and onto the ground. I picked up the pacifier, stuck it into my own mouth to […]

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My Nasty Pre-Pesach Mood, and What Got Me Out of It

My Nasty Pre-Pesach Mood, and What Got Me Out of It

Yesterday I spent the entire day busy getting ready for Pesach, and at around 5 PM I texted my husband, “I feel like I’ve been run over by a steamroller.” By the time my husband came home, I was in one of the foulest moods I’ve been in all year. I went out to do […]

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