Mimi Sager Yoskowitz is a writer and mama of four. Her work has been featured on Brain, Child, Mamanomnom, the 28 Days of Play blog series, and in the just released HerStories Project anthology, "So Glad They Told Me." In her previous life she was an editorial producer at CNN in New York. Connect with her at her blog, "Mimi Time," on Facebook and Twitter @mimisy4.
Growing up, Rosh Hashanah was always one of my favorite holidays. I loved the sugary smell of the round challah my mom baked. I savored the crunchy apples and sticky honey, combining to form the…perfect bite symbolizing a sweet New Year. The slow and steady crescendo of the shofar was my alarm clock for the weeks leading up to the holiday, as my dad practiced for the moment when he would stand before the whole synagogue and blow the notes that ushered in the New Year. My parents always… >> Read More
“Why did this happen?” my cousin asks rhetorically.
I’ve called her to check in because she just left her childhood home where she was supervising a truck that came to pick up bags filled…with her mom’s clothes. We are about to mark 30 days since we lost my aunt—suddenly, inexplicably. What exactly happened on that Friday in February that caused my aunt to call 9-1-1 before losing consciousness, we’ll never know. What we do know is that we were all supposed to gather that evening at my cousin’s… >> Read More
Toward the end of my second pregnancy, my doctor offered to make things easy on me and schedule an induction.
“Wait. Make it easy? I thought inductions were a prescription for a C-section. I was…able to push my son out in 40 minutes the first time. Why would I want to set myself up for failure the second time?” I asked, with my legs in the stirrups as he examined me. I’m always amazed by how easily I chit chat during these moments. My doctor explained that an induction… >> Read More
It’s bedtime when I make the discovery. My oldest son is already tucked under the covers, reading the Almanac, while I’m going through his drawers to pick out clothes for the next day. I know I…should let him take this task over, but for some strange reason, I enjoy it. Besides, I’ll pretty much do anything to make our morning routine a little less hectic. Knowing that my children have mom-approved outfits ready to go helps me sleep a little bit better. "Mom, come look at this. They have Hanukkah… >> Read More