November 19, 2015 |

My Daughter’s Teacher Died–Here’s How I Tackled the Talk About Grief

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Thus far in the Jewish Mother Project, I have chosen to write about practices and activities that I wanted to do,...

November 12, 2015 |

How Do I Make Hanukkah Fun Without Forgetting the Meaning?

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Hanukkah starts in less than a month, people. Those of you who have followed my writing over the years know that...

November 5, 2015 |

Should I Wear a Star of David?

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In the spring of 2001, I walked into a small jewelry store in the old town of Albuquerque. It was hot and bright...

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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