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Three Years On: Finding the Thank You

Chunks of time roll by without me even thinking to say thank you, without me remembering or acknowledging the gift of three years ago. Yet, back then, when I was in the rush of the moment and felt the awareness … Continue reading

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Eyes Just Ahead

Last week I reminded myself of a part of me long forgotten. Suffering from an inflamed gum in my mouth after dental surgery, and weighing up my options, I decided to try a fruit and vegetable juice fast in order … Continue reading

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Sitting on the Keys

There is a searing hole inside of me that I now really realize only I can repair. All of my life I have walked around with this hole patching it up temporarily through validation from the outside but nothing or … Continue reading

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Grinning at G-d

Let’s talk about two years ago, a bubble of time in Boston Children’s Hospital. I remember waking her up early on the day of her surgery that had somehow finally arrived. We bundled her into a taxi before she could … Continue reading

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On Our Side

Can we treat our needs as sacred? Can we embrace our needs without feeling guilty and without a need to justify them? I’ve often heard the idea that as a mom, if I get a babysitter more, I will ultimately … Continue reading

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Dear Noa

Dear Noa, What a 2 years and nearly 10 months it’s been. You, the quintessential first child and I, the classic A-type personality first-time mother. Throw in some unusual tailor-made challenges like your corrective heart surgery in Boston and we … Continue reading

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She says Bye. Bye Bye.

She says bye. Bye Bye. We named her Noa because we liked the sound, we liked the feel. We named her Tziporrah (bird in Hebrew) after Danny’s late grandmother Feige (bird in Yiddish). It was not conscious at the time, … Continue reading

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Spotting Cats

Life is so much more fun when we are good to ourselves. I have spent the greater part of this year nurturing my 8 month old baby, Noa, and meeting her needs. But yet I neglect my own and almost … Continue reading

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Shriek. Spit. Squeal. Stretch.

Babies have a lot to teach us. Beings of no pretense, what you see is what you get. If they’re unimpressed or delighted, you know. There’s no need to doubt or second guess or think too much. Things are what they appear. … Continue reading

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Our own song

It’s one thing to know something when it comes to other people, but when it’s you concerned, this knowing can get blurred. With my vague maternal instinct and minimal experience with babies, before I became a mom I wondered how … Continue reading

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