My maternity clothing hadn’t been touched since I last took them off of my body nearly six years ago. They’ve been stuffed inside a large black garbage bag, with holes and stretches from being…thrown around from one closet to another, from one house to the next. Until two months ago, that is, when I finally said goodbye. With delicate care, I removed each item, refolded it, and placed it in a new bag. I knotted the red ties in a bow, and scheduled a donation pickup. It took… >> Read More
Ever since I had my son this year, messes have been on my mind. I used to really not care about being organized, but I am learning that parenthood changes how you feel about everything — including…your home. But despite my pre-birth purging half of my closet, and what I think is probably 200 books, my house still feels like a total mess that I can't seem to overcome. This is why I was encouraged when I saw another Jewish mom, Rachel Friend, remove the physical and mental burden of her… >> Read More
The moment we'd all been waiting for caught us by surprise: Season 2 of The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel is finally streaming on Amazon! (It actually dropped a day earlier than expected, but, hey, we're not…complaining.) The titular Midge Maisel (Rachel Brosnahan) is an elegant, hilarious trailblazing Jewish comedienne (who may or may not be a pretty lousy mom). With its incredible 1950s costumes and witty Jewish banter, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel stole our hearts completely when if first premiered in 2017. So, in honor of the best show us Jews… >> Read More
Halloween is an incredibly fun family holiday — but it’s also one that can create conflict for some Jewish moms.
Although Halloween isn’t an outright Christian holiday — it originated as…the pagan festival of Samhain but became Christianized in the 8th century as All Hallow’s Eve — some rabbis are against Jews celebrating it. Some say it’s because Halloween is about idolatry and evil spirits; I personally had one rabbi in high school who ingrained in me that Halloween is off limits because we should… >> Read More
At a glance, Big Mouth, the animated adult comedy, is not for children. The Netflix original doesn't go a few minutes without a penis joke and frequently shows nudity and drug use. Yet, there's a…case for letting your tweens watch the grotesquely hilarious show about puberty. Inspired and created by real life childhood Jewish best friends Nick Kroll and Andrew Goldberg, Big Mouth follows a group of 13-year-olds going through the biggest changes in their life. Each protagonist has a "hormone monster" that helps them navigate their raging hormones and… >> Read More