January 19, 2016 |

5 Ways I’m Being Kinder to Others Every Day

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In my last post for the Jewish Mother Project, I wrote about compassion and kindness, and how I want that to be...

January 13, 2016 |

How to Keep From Reaching Your Breaking Point

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There’s a scene in Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery featuring the comedic spy (played by Mike...

January 11, 2016 |

Being a Mom Means Ignoring Your Kids (for a Sec) & Doing This for Yourself

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One of my favorite parenting quotes comes from Brene Brown, my social work/writing/Mama hero: “We can’t give our...

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About Me

Halloween PicHere’s the thing. I love being a mother. More than pretty much anything else I’ve ever done. My daughters are hilarious and silly and loving and curious and so unbelievably earnest. They crack me up, remind me not to take myself too seriously, and to paraphrase Jack Nicholson, they make me want to be a better person.

And they make me nuts. As I don’t need to tell you, parenting is hard. Somedays it’s just ugh-I-really-don’t-want-to-pack-another-lunch hard, some days it’s if-this-child-throws-one-more-tantrum-I’m-going-to-lose-my-mind hard, and some days it’s painful and scary and confusing and knock-me-off-my-center hard.

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Ready, Set, Breathe: Practicing Mindfulness with Your Children for Fewer Meltdowns and a More Peaceful Family

My second book will be published by New Harbinger Publications on December 1, 2015. It is now available for pre-order on Amazon.com and other online book sellers.

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I ask not for a lighter burden, but for broader shoulders.
- Jewish Proverb