Being a mom is supposed to be the most rewarding, joyous role on earth, and sometimes it is. But let’s face it, sometimes being a mom feels awful. Tired. Overwhelmed. Resentful. Worried. Did I say tired? If Mama ain’t happy, ain’t NOBODY happy! Confession - I’m a single parent of three boys under the age… Continue reading How to Feel Better About Motherhood: 3 Miracle Mindset Lessons
In this FB Live video I talk for 42 minutes about hair!! LOL! But it was about soooo much more...My rebellion against Jewish hair-covering when I was angry at GodMy fears of losing my beauty when I was first starting to cover my hair with a scarfHow much we pay for wigs as Jewish women! … Continue reading My Headcovering Highs & Lows (Live Video!)
The other day I picked up a 12-Step Addiction Recovery book, and became inspired to invent a really luxurious, awesome, perfect Higher Power for myself - a new God that I would enjoy believing in and fully trust. (Stay with me, I assure you I haven't gone "off the derech" or created a cult...) Many… Continue reading How to Fall in Love with God Again
I was blessed to have a VERY God-fearing, Pentacostal grandmother, my dad’s mother Mary Ellen Jeffcoat. She had long silver hair that she didn’t believe in cutting, because the Bible says a woman’s hair is her glory. She always pinned it into a bun, because the Bible also says a woman is supposed to be… Continue reading How I Became Jewish at Four Women’s Tables
We're allowed to be angry. It's a human emotion. It's there, created by our Creator, for a reason, as my friend in my FB group so eloquently put it: "It’s truly a gift 🎁 and a lightbulb moment to help us notice, something is amiss...there’s something I must repair here..." For me, as I thought about what… Continue reading How is Anger the Opposite of Emuna?
I am sitting in a gorgeous old courtroom with intricate ceilings, waiting to convince the judge I’m not a great candidate for jury duy. I don’t really want to be here; who loves jury duty? I chickened out about wearing my “You Are Fake News” baseball cap that was going to be my surefire ticket… Continue reading The Moon, The Trees, and A Courtroom
I’m sitting across from a yummy brown-skinned boy in clean dinosaur pjs playing a video game on my phone (so I can type this passionate raging article I’m about to type). He’s playing and I hear shooting sounds and he says in his sing-song voice, “I’m fighting bad guys, I’m fighting bad guys.” He’s what… Continue reading Racism and Abuse in the Jewish Community (My Pains Collide)