Our Weaknesses are the Key to Our Success (9-Minute Mommy Peptalk)

Our Weaknesses are the Key to Our Success  (9-Minute Mommy Peptalk)

How our weaknesses enable us to invest in and develop our strengths and achieve our ultimate goals.

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My ADHD Child

My ADHD Child

When my daughter was diagnosed with ADHD, she was beside herself. She’s a great girl, a fine student (pretty much), a devoted friend, an amazing daughter. But when I told her she has ADHD, she was extremely upset. “Having ADHD means I’m problematic! I don’t WANT to be problematic!” So I shared with her something […]

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My Terrible Bedtime Tale

My Terrible Bedtime Tale

One of the main reasons that my mothering life is easier now with 8 children than it was when my family was smaller is that nowadays I don’t do bedtime. By 7 PM I’m off duty! So I can run errands, go on a walk, clean up my hurricane-hit kitchen in peace, while my older […]

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When I Had 4 Little Girls

When I Had 4 Little Girls

This morning I went to pick up 3-year-old Yoni’s chalake photos, from his 1st haircutting with the Slonimer Rebbe last month. I know the photographer, an elderly man who owns a photo store, from the chalakes of my 2 older sons by the Rebbe. And as he handed me the photos he blessed me with […]

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Don’t be a Tsooler!

Don’t be a Tsooler!

One of the bonuses of being the mother of several Israeli teenagers is that I’m intimately familiar with the latest Israeli slang. I try not to do any fadichot to my kids–mortify them in public. I try not to be choferet–repetitive and boring. And I try to only give them presents that are shaveh–awesome. The […]

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Self Awareness (12-Minute Mommy Peptalk)

Self Awareness (12-Minute Mommy Peptalk)

The glasses we wear that distort the way we see ourselves and those around us.

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My Daughter’s Special SMS

My Daughter’s Special SMS

I just got back from an overnight community-center trip for women to the Dead Sea. I had so much fun! I soaked in the spa, danced zumba, stuffed myself on incredible food (back to the diet tomorrow–I promise!) and enjoyed the salty calm, great company, and spectacular view. But the sweetest moment of the entire […]

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Yaakov’s Boo-Boo

Yaakov’s Boo-Boo

Last week, 5-year-old Yaakov got a scratch on his left thumb. And today he looked at his thumb–and the scratch was gone. Yaakov began jumping up an down, “We have to tell Abba! Hashem made a great, great, great miracle!” “What miracle?” I asked. “I had a scratch, and now it’s completely gone! It’s a […]

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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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The Sad Bar Mitzvah

The Sad Bar Mitzvah

My friend just made a bar mitzvah for her oldest son, where I had an opportunity to speak with the proud grandfather, Michelle, emotional to be celebrating the bar mitzvah of his oldest grandchild. This is what he told me: “I grew up in Egypt, so when I became bar mitzvah in 1954, it was […]

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