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Mar 7 2014

Kveller Hits of the Week: March 2-7

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This week’s most popular posts, in case you missed them.hits-march2

-Mayim Bialik: Despite Findings of the Latest Study, Breast is Still Best. Predictably, there was a huge response to Mayim’s rebuttal to Jordana’s post about the latest breastfeeding sibling study, which suggests that breastfeeding benefits were overstated.

-Every Time My Son Eats a Cheeseburger at Daycare, It Makes My Mother Cringe. This piece about the reifications of keeping kosher in the home touched a nerve in readers. What do you do when your child’s daycare serves cheeseburgers for lunch?

-Minimalist Parenting: Another Trend I Don’t Have the Time For. Many readers chimed about this frugal parenting fad. According to Elissa Strauss, even scouring free stuff comes with a price.

-How Can I Comfort My Friend Struggling with Infertility? This thoughtful piece by Rachel Minkowsky about trying to relate to her close friend who is struggling to conceive generated a lot of discussion on Facebook and the Raising Kvell blog.

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Jan 24 2014

Hits of the Week from Kveller: Jan 20-24

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      This week’s most popular posts, in case you missed them.

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Mayim Bialik: Recap & Pictures from the 2014 Sag Awards. Although Mayim didn’t win a SAG award last weekend, she still had an awesome time! Here’s Mayim getting decked out for the event–hair, dress, makeup–the works! And of course, an official “Mayim Selfie” at the award show.

Mitzvah Notes For Mommy. In Ariel’s daughter preschool class, the teacher instructed parents to write “mitzvah notes” chronicling their children’s good deeds. This inspired Ariel to write a list of things he appreciates about his wife. Good idea right? Let’s get this “mitzvah note” trend started.

A Second Chance at Jewish Preschool For My Son with Special Needs. When Shira’s son was diagnosed with Autism, she feared he would never be able to receive the sense of “Jewishness” she grew up with as a child. Luckily, she found an “inclusive” school which is helping to increase the accessibility of Jewish education for families of children with special needs.

Need Some Naming Inspiration? Here are the Top Israeli Baby Names. Looking for an original name for your baby-to-be? The Israel Central Bureau of statistics recently released a list of the top baby names of 2012–a bit late, we know. From Noa, to Shira, to Yair, there’s a big chance you’ll stumble upon the perfect name for your baby!

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About Mayim

Mayim Bialik is the grandchild of immigrants from Eastern Europe and the mother of two young boys. She is best known for her lead role in the 1990s NBC sitcom Blossom, as well as her current role as Amy Farrah Fowler on CBS' The Big Bang Theory.

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