A Young Mother on the Verge of Panic

A Young Mother on the Verge of Panic

The young mom in front of me in the corner-store line this afternoon had a toddler on her hip and a baby in her stroller. She told the corner-store owner in a near-whisper that that morning he’d mistakenly charged her for garlic. The owner looked at the bill, trying to figure out what had happened, […]

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Election Tension and Rain Boots

Election Tension and Rain Boots

At 7:10 this morning, feeling around the jacket hooks for an umbrella, I realized that, shoot, instead of getting to the things I’d hoped to get to today, I needed to get out all our winter stuff ASAP. And then…I had one of those moments. You know what I mean, when you wake up and […]

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Marriage Makeover Tip (2-Minute Rabbi YY Jacobson Video)

Marriage Makeover Tip (2-Minute Rabbi YY Jacobson Video)

From Rabbi YY’s memorable appearance on the Ladies Talkshow with Leah. This tip is important reminder for me and I assume most of us married folks! You can watch the whole show here.

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Self Care Tips for Mommy (2-Minute Elana-Mizrahi Video)

Self Care Tips for Mommy (2-Minute Elana-Mizrahi Video)

My friend, Elana Mizrahi, is a source of inspiration for so many moms, including me! This morning I woke up feeling so angry. But then I remembered this video, and did what Elana suggested, and it helped immensely. Go Elana! Sign up to receive her daily inspirational WhatsApps at: 972-53-429-3882

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The Corona-Homeschooling Blues

The Corona-Homeschooling Blues

I’ve got the Cheshvan/Corona-Homeschooling blues. The inspired flames of teshuva that burned so bright in Elul and Tishrei have been completely snuffed out. Poof! When I read over the ambitious list I wrote up before Rosh Hashana to upgrade every area of my life, I’m like: “Did I actually, seriously write all these? Cause right […]

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Gifts from Non-Orthodox Grandparents

Gifts from Non-Orthodox Grandparents

On those days when she wakes up on time, my 5th grader davens at 8:30 AM with her class and teacher via Zoom. This morning, I walked into the kitchen to grab something when I heard something that forced me to stop and listen. The girl leading the prayers was singing with remarkable confidence, accuracy, […]

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