My House Was Clean Yesterday

My House Was Clean Yesterday

Loved this!

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The Mothering Spiral

The Mothering Spiral

After a 15-year-break, I’m back attending the parenting class of Rabbanit Talia Helfer. When my big kids were teensy, I attended Rabbanit Talia’s classes quite religiously. At one point I was such a devoted student that I transcribed several years of her recorded classes. Rabbanit Talia was such a huge influence on me and my […]

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When You Don’t Want to do Something You Have to Do (10-Minute Mommy Peptalk)

When You Don’t Want to do Something You Have to Do (10-Minute Mommy Peptalk)

How to get yourself psyched about doing things you don’t want to do.

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How to Feel Hashem Loves You

How to Feel Hashem Loves You

In preparation for Shavuot I’ve done some reading and listened to some classes about the holiday, and a recurring theme everywhere I turn is how much Hashem loves me. You should feel how much Hashem loves you every moment! You know how much you love your child? Hashem loves you even more! If you knew […]

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My Goal (7-Minute Mommy Peptalk)

My Goal (7-Minute Mommy Peptalk)

The purpose of JewishMOM.com.

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What I Will be Doing this Shavuot

What I Will be Doing this Shavuot

“What will you be doing for Shavuot?” my friend just asked me. You might remember from posts I’ve written in the past, that as the (immensely proud!) wife of an educator and mother of older as well as younger children, my Shavuot is more or less about enabling others to do what they need or […]

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When Life Ends

When Life Ends

Moriah wanted a small gymnastics mat for her bat mitzvah. So I looked in stores, and I looked online, and after a lot of searching, I found something that looked good and remarkably inexpensive (free international shipping even!) on Ebay. I ordered it, crossed “gymnastics mat” off my to-do list, and told Moriah it should […]

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My Morning of Motherly Mitzvot

My Morning of Motherly Mitzvot

This morning, I woke up 15 minutes earlier than usual in order to pack up the lunches I was too worn out to make the night before. And as the rest of my house slept and I spread white cheese onto slices of bread and washed off apricots to slide into backpacks, I whispered in […]

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Selflessness vs. Selfness

Selflessness vs. Selfness

Recently I posted several poems by poetess Sorah Rosenblatt who passed away earlier this year, and was so happy to see many of you loved these poems too. This past Shabbat we were staying at a Jewish hostel with a large library, and I was so excited to discover Sorah Rosenblatt’s out-of-print collection of poems […]

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Reconsidering My To-Do List (10-Minute Mommy Peptalk)

Reconsidering My To-Do List (10-Minute Mommy Peptalk)

Beware of to-do-list idolatry.

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