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As far as Jewish holidays go, Purim might be the most fun. (Sorry Yom Kippur!) Kids and grown-ups get to dress in costume, make noise, eat triangular pastries (mmm….hamantaschen), and exchange…treats with friends. And if that weren’t enough, lots of synagogues have Purim carnivals with games, moon bounces, face painting, and prizes. That’s our kind of holiday. Purim 2017 begins on Saturday evening, March 11 and concludes at sundown on Sunday, March 12. Purim Parties Purim - Let’s Make Some Noise Spend a Sunday morning… >> Read More
Who doesn't love when a midwife helps deliver a baby in a Superwoman costume? That's right, no one. This is precisely what happened when Jill McFarland-Reddick, who works at the Mid-Michigan…Midwifery practice in Flint, MI, showed up to work on January 21. Reddick, 40, has worked as a certified nurse-midwife for the past eight years. On that particular day, however, she dressed up in costume to attend a Superhero Mother-Son program at the local YMCA where everyone dressed up as superheroes for the day. Her sister and nephew… >> Read More
This past Monday night, I was at my wit’s end with my entire household.
Like many working moms, I look forward to the two hours of family time we get between the time we get home and the time…the kids go to sleep. We try to keep our weeknights plan-free, with the exception of Monday evenings, when my daughter has gymnastics and our routine gets rushed in half. Normally it works out just fine; my husband cooks dinner with my son, and we all eat when we get home. This has been our… >> Read More
“When they go low, we go high!” I still get chills up and down my spine, recalling how poignant and electrically-charged Michelle Obama’s message sounded during the Democratic National…Convention last summer. Her passion, her conviction, and her genuine fervor are all impossible to ignore. I’ve watched her speech countless times for inspiration since then, and I’ve tried with all my might to keep those seven words she spoke close at heart as I’ve come to grapple with the reality that today, January 20,… >> Read More
Jewish mothers worry; it’s not just a stereotype, it’s the truth—truth in the same way the sun rises in the east and sets in the west and there are 50 states in our fine union. It’s just who…we are, and there’s no shame in it. Which is why I am here today to declare that I have officially reached “Jewish mother status.” In fairness, I’ve been a Jewish mother since I became a mom on December 18, 2010, with the birth of my daughter Maya—but now I really feel like one. Maya… >> Read More