Judith Rosenbaum is a writer, educator, and historian. She serves on the faculty of the Bronfman Youth Fellowships and of Hebrew Colleges Adult Learning program, and is currently co-editing an anthology that explores contemporary redefinitions of the Jewish mother. She lives in Boston with her husband and their twins.
I had been trying to get pregnant for a year. Twelve months of charting my body’s rhythms, of turning sex from an art into a science; twelve times allowing my hopes to soar and then scraping them…(and sometimes myself) off the floor. I felt like I was beginning to lose my mind. Every pregnant woman on the street was a personal affront, every baby shower invitation an assault. When Britney Spears announced her pregnancy, I ranted about it to anyone who would listen. I organized our schedule around my ovulation and… >> Read More