Jewish Parenting

Rethinking our definition of success. [...]
Sun, Jun 25, 2017, Continue reading at the source
This made me smile…Reminds me that despite my imperfections, for my children I am their one and only mom! [...]
Thu, Jun 22, 2017, Continue reading at the source
In Kiryat Moshe there are e-mail groups for women in English and Hebrew. And over the past year and a half plus since we moved here, I have used these groups a lot…More than anyone or anything else, these groups have enabled me to acclimate to life in our new [...]
Wed, Jun 21, 2017, Continue reading at the source
Yesterday my daughter's school had a special performance for the bat mitzvah girls and their mothers. I was sitting in the front row during the performance, which meant I had an unobstructed view of the 3-year-old girl with princess-esque tresses flowing down her back standing by the stage. And then [...]
Tue, Jun 20, 2017, Continue reading at the source
Living a life of abundance. That's what Dina Friedman was talking about last night as I prepared today's lunches (humus sandwiches and nectarines for all) and cooked (a mountain of squash and freekeh*) for the week. I liked the sound of that: a life of abundance. And Dina requested from [...]
Mon, Jun 19, 2017, Continue reading at the source
What does it mean to be the best mother I can be? [...]
Sun, Jun 18, 2017, Continue reading at the source
I don't usually do this, but I am posting something especially for the Israelis among my readers. Hanan ben Ari's newly-released song “Wikipedia” about overcoming the stereotypes we have about one another has quickly become one of the most popular songs in Israel today, receiving over 1.2 million YouTube views [...]
Thu, Jun 15, 2017, Continue reading at the source
This morning, on the way home, I noticed a pharmacy and decided to pop in. I've been feeling a little under the weather recently, with symptoms that have gotten better and worse and better over the last month–but are still lurking around. So I told the pharmacist about my symptoms [...]
Wed, Jun 14, 2017, Continue reading at the source
My brain has changed. Yes, it's true! An example…Since I was a teenager, I would wake up every morning, bracing myself for disaster. I just knew something terrible was about to happen…Nuclear holocaust (high school), terror attack and/or traffic accident (adulthood). And then I learned about positive thinking (thank you, [...]
Tue, Jun 13, 2017, Continue reading at the source
Today in the shoe store, as I backed away from the cashier, I knocked over about ten boxes of girls' sandals. “Oh no! I'm so sorry!” I called out as I leaned over to pick them up. But before I'd managed to pick up a single box, from across the [...]
Mon, Jun 12, 2017, Continue reading at the source