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My Baby is a Worrier: She Gets it From Me

I’ve spent an enormous amount of mental energy forging routes around fear; taking the long way to avoid those scary woods.  It’s an exhausting and isolated path, full of its own obstacles and lacking a GPS signal. My way was studded with compulsion and hidden distress, holding myself responsible for...

Learning to Work From Home in the Time of Coronavirus

I'm a work from home MAVEN—but all bets are off now that we're ALL home at the same time.

Life Lessons from a Stinky Mutt

Never in a million years did I think that I would feel this way after the loss of my beloved beagle-shar pei.

Reflections as a Mom and a Sister on National Siblings Day

April 10th is National Siblings Day, and while you won’t get the day off work, you can still commemorate the day by celebrating the most annoyingly lovable people in your life.

Big And Happy

I must have been ten years old when I overheard an older cousin of mine say “I bet Tova will struggle with her weight her entire life, just like her mother”. I had no idea what he meant obviously—as far as I was concerned, there was nothing wrong with my...

Finding a Calm Amidst the Corona-chaos

Until now, COVID-19 or the coronavirus was something I saw on the news. But now my kids are home from school.

9 Reasons I Love Having Adult Children

rather than dwell on the growing pains of change in our relationship, I prefer to celebrate the positive side of being a parent to my adult kids. And there are so many reasons why...

6 Things You Should Never Say to a Pregnant Woman

There are just some things that you SHOULD NOT say to a pregnant woman. I've made you a list for reference.

The Harder Days of Being a Special Needs Mom

When you have a child with significant special needs, your parenting experience is forever altered, and you are changed.

Working Momma Blues

This morning started like any other Monday morning. Frantic. Rushed. Yelling “I’m turning off the TV if you don’t put your socks on! We need to go!”