My Shoe Mountain

My Shoe Mountain

Today I had a few hours free, and was wondering how to spend them. Sorting another drawer? Defrosting and wiping down the freezer? Scrubbing the grungy floor of the porch? But I realized that what I actually wanted to do was spend the next few hours doing something that would make me really happy. And […]

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A Doula’s Dilemma at 4 AM

A Doula’s Dilemma at 4 AM

This week, at my weekly Shabbat class with my neighbor Shira Lichtig, she shared the following experience from her work as a busy labor coach: “One night this week, I was woken up by my phone at around 3:30 AM. It was one of my birthing mothers. She was in her first pregnancy, and had […]

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US Vice President Recites “Shehechiyanu”

US Vice President Recites “Shehechiyanu”

It is a top priority for me to keep JewishMOM.com free of politics–since I believe that the eternal bond between all JewishMOMs is so much deeper and more important than whom you or I voted for on November 8, 2016. But I got so much chizuk from this super-inspirational speech by American Vice President Mike […]

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Dreidel Mom by Rina Jacobs

Dreidel Mom by Rina Jacobs

“Nun, Gimmel, Hey and Shin, watch my Dreidel spin, spin, spin. Nun, Gimmel, Hey and Shin, watch it spin, spin, spin…” I sing this song as I send my Kinder class to go and wash their hands, I sing this song with my own children when we play a game of Dreidel on the first […]

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My Moon Pie Dance

My Moon Pie Dance

I have been feeling burnt out for a while now. Jumping at any opportunity that takes me away from my kids and my house. I’ll admit that I was relieved when I heard from Rabbi Nivin that I’m not alone. Many people feel depressed and burnt out at this time of year. And for that […]

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Rush Hour on Rechov HaIlui

Rush Hour on Rechov HaIlui

8 AM, another morning, another walk with Yaakov and Yoni to gan. We wait for the light to change and enter the crosswalk crowded with kids on their way to school and gan. Two sisters squabble, a five-year-old loudly protests his mother’s efforts to hold his hand, Yoni is still whimpering because I cut the […]

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