Jul 17 2012
How Did My Great Grandmother Do It?
There is a poignant scene at the end of the Torah portion, Toldot. Rivka (Rebecca) has helped her son Yaakov (Jacob) steal the birthright from his older brother Esav by deceiving their blind father. Rivka sends her son to her … Continue reading
Jul 16 2012
Do Kids Raised by Nannies Really Turn Out OK?
The NY Times Magazine cover article this past weekend was called, “The Other Mothers of Manhattan.” In my opinion, the photos were romanticized and at the same time, bleak, and the essay was trite and superficial. Well, you want to … Continue reading
Jun 14 2012
I love the show Mad Men, and am amused that Sally Draper and I are about the same age. Nostalgia is not my reason for my being such a fan. Rather, the storytelling is great, the characters are complex, and … Continue reading
Jun 4 2012
A Jewish Response to Abortion
Last week, contributing editor Sarah Tuttle-Singer told the story of her Jewish-funded abortion in college. The following post is in response: I was attending an all women, progressive college during the time when abortion became legal in the United States. … Continue reading
May 30 2012
How to (Not) Mess Up Your Kids for Life
You cannot mess up your kids for life if you: 1. Have pain relief during labor and delivery 2. Have a caesarean section 3. Don’t use a doula or midwife 4. Give birth in a hospital with a doctor 5. Don’t … Continue reading
May 24 2012
Why We Desperately Need On-Site Day Care
Tara Filowitz Arrey just shared her day care nightmares, even before her baby is born. Now let’s hear from Renee, who proposes the perfect solution for working moms. I just saw Debbie Kolben’s December article in the Forward. (Sorry, Debbie, … Continue reading
May 18 2012
What I Don’t Get About Attachment Parenting
I’ve been reading up on attachment parenting and caught Dr. Sears on TV the other day.
May 15 2012
Helping Your Kids Feel Safe in a Sometimes Dangerous World
It’s a dangerous world out there for kids.
May 11 2012
Talking About My Miscarriages for the First Time
When I was pregnant for the first time, at 22 years old, I miscarried.
May 7 2012
I Am a Feminist Mother… Who Stayed at Home
I have practiced “feminist mothering” for thirty six years. Really.