Browsing Category

staying healthy

8 Satisfying Winter Self-Care Ideas

With its cold temperatures and dark days, winter can leave you feeling down. It's an important time to take care of yourself.

Feeling Safe is the End Game

An anxious child worries about everything—but you don’t necessarily know that. But as a mom, it's your job to make sure that your child is feeling safe...

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.

11 Thoughts While Having a Transvaginal Ultrasound

With two miscarriages, three children and a round of fertility treatments under my belt, I’ve had more ultrasounds than I can count on all my fingers and toes.