A Child’s Soul (5-Minute Mommy Peptalk)

A Child’s Soul (5-Minute Mommy Peptalk)

A mother who is angry at her children finds a way to forgive them. Here’s how…

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My Anti-Overwhelm Control Center

My Anti-Overwhelm Control Center

The start of the school year for 8 kids in 8 different gans/schools/national service positions and a bunch of afterschool activities to boot. This one needs a new gymnastics uniform, that one needs to be registered online for a special course, and the other one needs me to send 20 NIS for a plastic recorder. […]

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My School Pick-Up Challenge

My School Pick-Up Challenge

Tsofia’s school is 7 minutes from my house. To clarify, that’s 7 minutes if I’m walking on my own. But that’s rarely the case. Usually, when I go to pick up 7-year-old Tsofia, I am walking with Tsofia’s younger brothers–4-year-old Yaakov and 2-year-old Yonatan. It is either broiling hot or cats-and-dogs raining. And in accordance […]

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The Severely Allergic Child

The Severely Allergic Child

When I got the email from Yaakov’s gan, I understood which child they were talking about right away. The email read: “In our gan we are learning to be sensitive to a child with life-threatening allergies. Please do not send any dairy products, peanuts, or nuts to gan with your child.” When I lived in […]

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Getting through my Son’s Crisis by Anonymous

Getting through my Son’s Crisis by Anonymous

I am an average Mom – not one of those highly together women you meet in the street and think, “If only I was that calm, patient, holy, PERFECT…” Not me! But while I’m still definitely NOT perfect, over this past year, life and Hashem sent me a crisis, the most traumatic and difficult experience […]

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Maximizing Elul in 5-Minutes a Day (9-Minute Mommy Peptalk)

Maximizing Elul in 5-Minutes a Day  (9-Minute Mommy Peptalk)

A powerful spiritual tool from Rabbi Nivin about how to get the most out of this Elul.

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Despacito (3-Minute Maccabeats Video)

Despacito (3-Minute Maccabeats Video)

After a JewishMOM sent me this song this morning, I listening to it once, and then found myself humming it the rest of the day. An important reminder to stop rushing, slow down (despacito, in Spanish), enjoy this beautiful world and hug our kids just because… Lyrics Like being pulled in all directions Trying to […]

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4-Year-Old Gems

4-Year-Old Gems

Yesterday 4-year-old Yaakov told me, “From now on, I’m going to be in charge that the kids don’t fight in this house.” I was surprised to hear about Yaakov’s new self-appointed role, because he’s never been one to shy away from a fight with his siblings. “So how are you going to make sure that […]

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My Experience of the Houston Flood by Rebbetzin Gabi Gelman

My Experience of the Houston Flood by Rebbetzin Gabi Gelman

I am originally from Belle Harbor, New York, and we moved to Houston 14 years ago so my husband could become the rabbi of an Orthodox shul here. There are about 50,000 Jews living in the Houston area. This is the 3rd time our house has flooded. In 2015 we were living in a house […]

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15-Minute Summer Vacation

15-Minute Summer Vacation

Yesterday I ran into an old friend in the pharmacy line. She is a successful businesswoman who makes million-dollar deals without batting an eyelash. Tough as nails, heart of gold, you know the type? She is also the mother of several school age children. “How’s it going?” I asked her. “Just waiting for school to […]

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