children, maternity leave, parenthood, pregnancy, pregnant, pressure

Kate & Tammy: Killing The Rest of Us Softly

I’m feeling conflicted about recent current events involving moms and their newborn babies. On the one hand, it’s so important for women to be able to feel good about themselves, to embrace their pregnant and post-pregnant bodies and to juggle it all. From this point of view, I applaud Senator Tammy Duckworth for bringing her… Read More Kate & Tammy: Killing The Rest of Us Softly

Aliyah, parenthood, parenting, raising boys, raising teenagers, teenagers

Filling Those Basketball Bellies…and our Hearts

“Mommy, we’re on our way back from Jerusalem. Can we come home with the team for dinner?” “The team? The whole team? At 11 at night?” This was my conversation with my oldest son three years ago. He had just started high school at a boarding school 45 minutes south of our house. When the… Read More Filling Those Basketball Bellies…and our Hearts