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6 Sanity Tips for Pesach by Goldie Grossbaum

Posted by on Mar 7, 2021 in Inspiration, Jewish Moms, Motherhood | 0 comments

6 Sanity Tips for Pesach by Goldie Grossbaum

The countdown is on, Pesach is coming. When you read that sentence, did it make your heart start palpitating and you started breaking out in a cold sweat? Or did you feel a thrill of excitement and burst of adrenaline for this incredible, all encompassing Jewish holiday that wraps you up in a world of its own; where regular life ceases to exist and family and meals become front and center of your life. Yeah, that really is possible – or you can at least get closer to the latter reaction. Pesach is a lot. It really is. There’s so much to do...

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Jamie Geller: Pesach and Busy Moms, Tips and Tricks to Get it all Done (35-Minute Interview)

Posted by on Mar 7, 2021 in Featured, Inspiration, Jewish Moms, Motherhood, My life | 0 comments

Jamie Geller: Pesach and Busy Moms, Tips and Tricks to Get it all Done (35-Minute Interview)

I loved speaking with Jamie Geller, who suggested some great ways to simultaneously upgrade and simplify Pesach prep. Sign up to receive Jamie’s Pesach Countdown Emails Can’t access instagram videos? Scroll down to hear audio recording.   View this post on Instagram   A post shared by JEWISH MOMS...

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February 29th and Mom

Posted by on Mar 2, 2021 in Featured, Inspiration, Jewish Moms, Motherhood, My life | 6 comments

February 29th and Mom

Since Mom died in November, random events often trigger poignant memories, which causes me to miss her with sudden intensity, like the flare of a sparkler on a birthday cake. Yesterday, for example, my daughter asked me what month it is. And when I told her March, she said, “February’s so short?” So I told her that February’s the shortest month of the year, with 28 days, and some years we add a month so there are 29. “Like when there are 2 Adars!” And my daughter’s words caused me to travel back 7...

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The Question My Daughter Asked Me After This Year’s Purim Seuda

Posted by on Mar 1, 2021 in Current Events, Inspiration, Jewish Moms, Motherhood, My life | 3 comments

The Question My Daughter Asked Me After This Year’s Purim Seuda

“Eema, does it bother you that you spent most of the Purim meal in the kitchen?” And this is what I told my daughter in response late this afternoon: “No. It actually doesn’t. That’s the feeling of Purim for me, the dishes and the mess and the half-eaten shalach manot all over. And I can’t find clean glasses. Or any napkins. Purim, to me, feels like quick sand. I think I’ve almost pulled myself out of it, but then I get slurped back in again. But I don’t fight it or resent that slurping back, I...

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Viral Japanese Mothers

Posted by on Feb 24, 2021 in Inspiration, Jewish Moms, Motherhood, Uncategorized | 4 comments

Viral Japanese Mothers

I posted this translation for the first time 4 years ago. I completely and totally forgot about it until I started noticing something strange in my site statistics a few months ago: this post was becoming one of my most visited pages, with (as of today) 7926 visits! I don’t know where all those visitors are coming from, but hey, I think if it’s getting this much attention then “Japanese Mothers” deserves an encore. Here’s the original post: This past Shabbat I gobbled up Aliza Orbach’s thought-provoking and...

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My Top 10 Influential and Inspirational Teachers

Posted by on Feb 24, 2021 in Inspiration, Inspirational Videos, My life | 6 comments

My Top 10 Influential and Inspirational Teachers

I decided to make a list of the teachers who have helped shape who I am. I hope this will enable other moms out there to find them and learn from them as well:) Rav Shalom Arush: His books Garden of Emuna and Gates of Gratitude revolutionized my approach to life’s challenges and got me safely to the other side of some intense life-tests. Dina Friedman: I took all of Dina’s classes (some twice!) Her parenting class is highly-recommended, and her Power Series about achieving your dreams is, well, very powerful! I also gained a great...

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Right After my Jamie Geller Interview Got Cancelled

Posted by on Feb 22, 2021 in Inspiration, Inspirational Videos, Jewish Moms, Motherhood, My life | 0 comments

Right After my Jamie Geller Interview Got Cancelled

Yesterday, you might have noticed, I was supposed to have done a live interview with Jamie Geller, and at the last minute it didn’t work out. I was very, very disappointed. I’d advertised the interview, came up with lots of questions to ask, spent a few days reading every Jamie-Geller article and watching every Jamie-Geller video I could find (when my daughter came across me-not a big cook, to say the least- engrossed in one of Jamie’s cooking videos, she was in shock: “Eema, WHAT are you WATCHING!?” Her concern thickened when,...

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