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Dear 29-Year-Old Me

Good job on your twenties! You’ve made some bold and brave decisions. Even better, you’ve had some spectacular failures and learned so many things.

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.

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.

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.

What It’s Really Like To Be a Parent with Chronic Illness

I had been struggling for months―sometimes feeling weak, other times having numbness. The doctor's couldn't figure out what was wrong.

Peloton Lady: I See You

When I first read about the controversy about the latest Peleton commercial, something about it (the story, not the ad) really bothered me.

Dear Sleepless Mom: It Gets Easier

Dear Sleepless Mom: I get it. Some babies are hard. Mine was. But I'll tell you something. With time, it does get easier.

Teaching our Children to Overcome Their Fears

“Noooooo,” my older son yelped as we got near the front of the ride, backing away.