Who are the Women who Made You?

I'm in coaching school now at The Redemption School with Rivka Malka Perlman.  I'm actually being a student and fully immersing myself in the experience (usually I'm an admin and background support).  The exercises that RMP leads us through are FASCINATING and powerful.  Today we learned about The Future Self, a tool to take someone... Continue Reading →

Grandma’s House

I had many happy memories as a child, despite my recent portrayal of fear and chaos and extremism.  So now I'll share some of those, and I want to dedicate it to my Grandmother, Viola, who passed away several years ago, to Papa Bill and his new wife Judy, and to My Mom, who deserves... Continue Reading →

Grape Juice Surprise at the Seder

So I'm all dolled up in the Longest Sheital Ever (henceforth referred to as LSE), for the second night seder with my kids.  I wrangled them to take a nap, and now the time has come to wake them up from it.  I hear a thud.  One has fallen.  Off my bed, the only place... Continue Reading →

How I Used to Prep for Pesach

I used to start two days after Purim.  Everyone needs a breather between holidays, right. I used to clean every mirror in my house, and wash every baseboard. I used to schlep (move) all the decorative things, platters, vases, pitchers out of my dining room and down to the basement. I used to clean out the... Continue Reading →

Mothering the Moshiach

When we visited Israel last Sukkot (2013), we sat in a sukkah at a beautiful gourmet meal, and as it very regularly happens, the story of our Jewish conversion came up... We told it for the first time in Israel, in Yerushalayim, in the Holy City, and I will never forget our hostess's response. “Wow,... Continue Reading →

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