When I returned to work after the birth of my first son, I found myself in a unique pumping situation. As the rabbi of a Jewish day school, I was fortunate enough to have my own office. Since I am…involved in so many aspects of leading the school and infusing it with ruach (energy), there are often many teachers, parents, and students coming in and out of my office. Rather than simply shutting my door in order to pump, I wanted to find the right words for a door sign that indicated I was doing… >> Read More
Rachel McAdams was recently hailed as “powerful” for appearing in a photo decked out in diamonds, Versace…and a breast pump.
Photographer Claire Rothstein, who took the picture and shared…it with the world, said, “Breastfeeding is the most normal thing in the world and I can’t for the life of me imagine why or how it is ever frowned upon or scared of…if (the photo) changes even one person’s perception of something so natural, so normal, so amazing then that’s great.” I totally agree… >> Read More
I’m only 11 months into this motherhood thing, but so far, not everything has gone as planned. For starters, I lost my job while 7 months pregnant. I got induced when my 41-weeker just wouldn’t…budge, and then I had an emergency C-section when said 41-weeker’s heart rate decelerated with every contraction. So I pretty much learned right off the bat that moms can’t control everything — which has been difficult for this Type-A neurotic Jewish mother to accept. But one of the few things I did have control over?… >> Read More
This past spring, the United Nations-affiliated World Health Organization was apparently the setting for a previously unthinkable battle between the United States and basically the rest of the world.…And just what was the cause of this major showdown? Global epidemics, perhaps? No: The fight was over a resolution supporting the use of breast milk. Yes, really. According to The New York Times, the U.S. delegation to the World Health Assembly worked hard to dilute a resolution which was designed to highlight the importance… >> Read More
Comedian Ali Wong's hilarious stand-up special, Hard Knock Wife, premiered on Netflix on Mother's Day.
Wong rose to fame with her first comedy special, "Baby Cobra," filmed when she was pregnant…with her first daughter. In Baby Cobra, Wong candidly joked about dating, "trapping" her husband, miscarriage, and sex. Named as one of the best stand-up specials of 2016, Wong was declared "a tremendous, uncompromising, lewd comedian with a point of view and style that deserves to be celebrated." Similarly, Hard Knock Wife was filmed when… >> Read More