Louise Scodie is a writer whose work has appeared in the Jewish Chronicle, Jewish News, Marie Claire, the Evening Standard and the i paper, where she wrote a weekly topical column. She also fronted two daily live shows for the TV channel London Live and has appeared on BBC radio and TV. Louise took her time to meet Mr. Right and got engaged, married, and pregnant in her 40th year. She's now mom to baby Amber and enjoys exercising and taking Amber to the toddler service at shul (and not just because of the awesome kiddush afterwards).
I recently visited Auschwitz. It was an experience so profound, so upsetting, and so mind-blowing that I still cannot quite process that I was even there. I am still coming to terms with what I saw…and learned there and I will be for some time. But one thing I do know already: My visit to Auschwitz has made me a better mother. Auschwitz is like no place I have ever been to before, and no place I ever want to see again. I was there on a trip with my… >> Read More
It’s nearly my birthday. This month, I’ll turn 43. I live with my husband and daughter and we generally have a lovely time together.
Nothing unusual about that, you’re probably…thinking. But here’s the thing: There was no sign any of this would happen until the extraordinary year that I turned 40. That year, I had a short engagement, got married, and got pregnant. First, the backstory. Throughout my 20s and 30s, the dating scene had proved fruitless, if fun. I had a great life… >> Read More
Winter is coming. These three words have hung over mothers like dark clouds for decades, long before Game of Thrones came along. For we all know what that short, ominous phrase means: months of…interminable sickness in the house. As the days shorten, germs will invade our kids’ undeveloped immune systems with all the mean gusto of the Lannister clan. I’m experiencing the horror of winter sickness for the first time as a mom. My 15-month-old, Amber, recently started nursery school and is living proof of what all of… >> Read More