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A Year Without Mom A”H

Posted by on Oct 6, 2021 in Inspiration, Jewish Moms, My life | 12 comments

A Year Without Mom A”H

I’m surprised by the renewed gush of grief that’s filling me today, Rosh Chodesh Cheshvan, like blood from a closed over wound unexpectedly unscabbed. A year ago this month, on the 18th of Cheshvan, my beloved mother passed away a few hours after suffering a major stroke in her sleep at the age of 77. This whole year I’ve felt Mom’s absence. I remember the first time skyping with my father without Mom, his wife and constant companion of 54 years, at his side. It felt like visiting Mt. Rushmore but George Washington was...

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AUTISM, HOMEMADE HELP! Interview with Shoshana Levin Fox

Posted by on Oct 5, 2021 in Inspiration, Jewish Moms | 2 comments

AUTISM, HOMEMADE HELP! Interview with Shoshana Levin Fox

Dr. Shoshana Levin Fox is a noted autism specialist who has spent over 35 years working with special needs children. In this hopeful and encouraging interview, she talks about the memorable kids diagnosed with autism and ASD she’s helped over the years as well as her guidelines for parents to best help their kids thrive. Learn more about Dr.Levin Fox atΒ https://shoshanalevinfox.com/about/ Order her book: An Autism Casebook for Parents and Practitioners: The Child Behind the Symptoms...

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3 Calming, Coping Tips for this Week After the Chagim

Posted by on Oct 3, 2021 in Inspiration, Jewish Moms | 10 comments

3 Calming, Coping Tips for this Week After the Chagim

I’m feeling overwhelmed today. And I think I’m not alone. So here’s some ideas that are helping me feel calm and better, hope they help! 1. I’m telling myself what Brene Brown tells herself: “Some days you have to say that just showing up is enough, and this is one of those days.” To me this means that the mountain of laundry can wait, losing the 6 pounds I gained can wait, figuring out how to pay this bill and that bill can wait. Today I showed up: I rolled out of bed, sent kids off to school, davened,...

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After the Chagim

Posted by on Oct 1, 2021 in Current Events, Inspiration | 2 comments

After the Chagim

After the Chagim 101 Rabbi Nivin’s Law of Transition and a simple tool I’m using to get going on my Shana-Tova resolutions.

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What YOU Accomplished this Month

Posted by on Sep 29, 2021 in Inspiration, Inspirational Videos, Jewish Moms, Motherhood, My life | 5 comments

What YOU Accomplished this Month

Tishrei is an amazing, uplifting month, which requires a ton of very hard work from us JewishMOMs. If the Tishrei marathon left feeling fried to a crisp, you are not alone! I love this inspirational song by Naomi Shemer in honor of now: “After the Chagim.”

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A Special Bar-Mitzvah Boy’s Torah by Sivan Rahav-Meir

Posted by on Sep 27, 2021 in Current Events, Inspiration | 2 comments

A Special Bar-Mitzvah Boy’s Torah by Sivan Rahav-Meir

Elad Atias from Ma’ale Adumim just turned 13. He suffers from epilepsy, a learning disability, and autism. The following was written to me by his mother, Gali Atias, on the occasion of Simchat Torah that begins tonight: “From the day Elad was born, I dreamed about his Bar Mitzvah day. I dreamed that his condition would improve, that perhaps he would get well and even have an aliyah to the Torah. As the long awaited day approached, I had to update my dream, but he would still have a Bar Mitzvah like everyone else. Once, in a...

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