One morning last November, when I went for my 37-week pregnancy checkup, my doctor informed me that I was walking myself straight over to Labor & Delivery for an induction. While I waited to be…admitted, my husband ran home to walk the dog and check off items on my birthing “to do” list, which including packing my hospital suitcase. As he frantically completed these errands, he also found time to prepare something else for me: A Hebrew amulet with a protective prayer on it. Perhaps this wasn’t on your… >> Read More
Here at Kveller, we firmly believe in bagels — the more bagels, the better. Bagels for happy days, bagels for sad days; bagels for celebrations, for shivas, for everything.
So, naturally, we…are in support of you eating as many bagels as you want during pregnancy. But there's one type of bagel you may want to stay away from: the poppy seed bagel. The Washington Post reported a horrifying story today about one Maryland mom, Elizabeth Eden, who ate a poppy seed bagel on the same morning that she went… >> Read More
Israel’s Deputy Foreign Minister Tzipi Hotovely is a super-mom and a super-lawmaker.
Two weeks ago she gave birth to her third daughter in five years. Despite being out on maternity leave because…as we mentioned, she GAVE BIRTH TWO WEEKS AGO, yesterday, she showed up at the Israeli Parliament to vote on several pieces of legislation, including one bill that would require more ultra-Orthodox men to enlist in the army. The baby, named Noa, was born prematurely, Hotovely said on her Facebook page in a post a week… >> Read More
Three years ago this week, I had my last baby. I realize there’s the “hey, you never know” factor, but she was my sixth. So, stick a fork in me: I’m done.
But what’s amazing to me is…that even now, 14 years after having my first kid, I still get so pissed about how many things fall into the category Stuff People Never Tell You Before You Have a Baby. Obviously, I have no regrets about having any of my children. But, that being said, was I in any way adequately aware… >> Read More
Miriam of the Bible is probably best known as Moses’s older sister — she’s the one who placed him in a basket and sends him down the Nile to safety. She’s known as “Miriam the prophetess”…because, after the Israelites were being chased by the Egyptians — nearly losing their lives and witnessing the parting of the Red Sea — it was Miriam who provided hope and faith by rallying the women to play their tambourines and dance on the shore to celebrate their redemption. Today, Miriam is revered by modern… >> Read More