Writing

September 12, 2013 |

How We Can Teach Our Children Mindfulness

Posted in: Huffington Post

“Mindfulness is not hitting someone in the mouth.” Those were the words of an 11-year-old boy who had just...

September 5, 2013 |

Meditation For Parents: The 20-Minute Activity We All Should Try

Posted in: Huffington Post

I will never forget the first time I tried to meditate. I was sitting on a hard floor in a stinky gymnasium,...

August 28, 2013 |

Finding Rosh Hashanah

Posted in: Huffington Post, The Jewish Advocate

I actually Googled the words “Crash Course Rosh Hashanah” on a recent night. Don’t get me...

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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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Books

Parenting in the Present Moment PIPM

I am thrilled to announce that my first book, Parenting in the Present Moment: How to Stay Connected, Sane, and Focused on What Really Matters, will be published by Parallax Press in October, 2014. It is currently available for pre-order on Amazon, Barnes & NobleIndieBoundParallax Press, and Powell’s.

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