A Year Ago today I Was Racing to the Hospital

A Year Ago today I Was Racing to the Hospital

First thing this morning, Rosh Chodesh Nissan, I made sure my kids were wearing white shirts, took my three youngest to school and gan, bought some fruits and vegetables on the way home, and then recited the blessing over the trees together with my husband over our neighbor’s blossoming fruit trees. “I think saying the […]

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Thank You for Loving Me (3-Minute Hanan ben Ari Music Video)

Thank You for Loving Me (3-Minute Hanan ben Ari Music Video)

I love this video because Hanan ben Ari is awesome, AND because I loved getting a chance to see his beautiful wife and baby. I am posting it because I wanted to remind all of us just how very important we are to our husbands. HEBREW BELOW Thank you for loving me And caressing my […]

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The Dirty Stairwell

The Dirty Stairwell

I heard this story from my long-time teacher Rabbi Aryeh Nivin: When Rabbi Nivin and his wife, Ayala, were newlyweds they moved into a new building along with a bunch of other newly-married couples. When they first moved in, the building was sparkling clean. But over the years, b”H, all of the young couples in […]

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The Principal’s Son

The Principal’s Son

My 4-year-old, Yaakov, attends gan with the sons of 2 of my older children’s principals. It has been pretty fascinating for me to see these women who generally inspire respect bordering on awe in hundreds of girls and their parents, interacting as mothers like you and me with their 4-year-old sons. This morning when I […]

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The Nurse at our Appointment

The Nurse at our Appointment

Yesterday afternoon at 4:30 PM I had to take Yoel out to an appointment. Is there, like, anything sweeter than that? Getting to leave my house full of fighting, demanding, mess-making kids and spend it…anywhere else. When we arrived at our appointment, the nurse on the other side of the desk was a Charedi woman […]

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Something Wonderful at the Gan Next Door

Something Wonderful at the Gan Next Door

Last week I was picking up Yaakov from gan when I noticed something new and colorful inside the kindergarten next door. I took a closer peek, and tears filled my eyes. This was something I knew I had to share with you JewishMOMs. Here’s why. Thousands of years ago, G-d made a promise to a […]

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