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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Meeting the Knesset Member and Mom

Meeting the Knesset Member and Mom

Yesterday I traveled almost 2 hours on a bumpy bus along winding back roads to a place Israelis would call “The End of the World, and then Turn Left.” That’s where my daughter’s high school is, and when I finally got off the bus, and asked a group of soldiers by the bus stop where […]

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My Menorah Miracle

My Menorah Miracle

My Grandma Florence passed away 23 years ago, and when she died her antique menorah got placed in a closet in my parent’s home. This summer, my parents very very generously gave us the menorah, and this Chanukah we lit it for the first time in several decades. Lighting this menorah, in Jerusalem, the 8 […]

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The Person to Turn to When You’re Feeling Blue by Sara Chana Radcliffe

The Person to Turn to When You’re Feeling Blue by Sara Chana Radcliffe

This Wednesday is the winter solstice, the shortest and darkest day of the year. And that means a lot of us moms are struggling right now with the pre-Chanukah blues. Here’s a nice thought for picking ourselves up when we’re feeling down which I received in my inbox this week from Sara Chana Radcliffe as […]

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Things You Should Never Say to Yourself

Things You Should Never Say to Yourself

The following simple yet ingenious advice appears in Laura Doyle’s book Things Will Get as Good as You Can Stand. Words I hope one day to live by! “Today my rule is not to say anything to myself–even silently–that I wouldn’t say to a friend. “It sounds simple, but the implications of that rule are […]

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