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What Really Counts on Memorial Day

I am writing this post in honor of all loved ones who are defending America.  I am filled with admiration for their sacrifice. In Israel, there is a military draft for young men (three years) and young women (two years). … Continue reading

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12 Tips for Mothering On Mother’s Day (MOM is WOW Spelled Upside Down!)

Last Mother’s Day, I wrote about whether it was a happy or unhappy Mother’s Day because it was the first Mother’s Day after my own mother’s death. You can read it here. But today, I want to share 12 tips … Continue reading

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Want To Improve a Relationship? Here’s a Simple Formula That Works Every Time.

Want To Improve a Relationship? Use Algebra. Even if you don’t get math, this one is easy. Let’s say you know that: 1 + 2 = 3 (Right? I’m assuming that global warming has not effected math, yet.) So in … Continue reading

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Jewish Book Carnival: October 2014 Edition

Hear ye, hear ye. Step right up to the October 2014 Jewish Book Carnival, where http://www.thebestchapter.com is happy to host. This is a monthly event for those who cover Jewish books online to “meet, read, and comment on one another’s … Continue reading

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How to Stop Self-Pity: Tools From Helen Keller and Pope Francis

So there I was with my head in the refrigerator after spilling a bottle of homemade iced tea all over the place. I went from feeling like a happygoluckyfella to Cinderella the moment I reached for a shmateh and started … Continue reading

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On Motherhood and Self-Publishing: Tania Elfersy, Author of Purple Leaves, Red Cherries

I’m  happy to welcome Tania Elfersy, author of Purple Leaves, Red Cherries, an award-winning book for Moms. The reflections of the women in the book (interspersed with lovely illustrations) are intimate and emotional and also entertaining. Here’s my interview with … Continue reading

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Mother’s Day: Get Your Kids Under Control and Get Your Life Back. More Super Easy Tips

I know, sometimes you feel like you are down on your knees…And not just figuratively. Here are some more tools in honor of Mother’s Day to get your kids under control and get your life back. 1. Don’t make threats … Continue reading

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Tool For Tuesday: You Can’t Detach From Someone Whose Approval You Need

You can’t detach from someone whose approval you need. You can’t grow up and be an authentic adult, not tied into someone else, if you keep seeking their approval. I’ve been a perfectionist, people-pleaser, goody-goody, put-my-needs-at-the-back-of-the-list person who craved—really craved—people’s … Continue reading

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Tool for Tuesday: A Self-Publishing Success Story!

So here it is! The big day! It’s Tool For Tuesday and I’m tooting my own horn! That’s part of living our best chapter–knowing when to celebrate! And I’m celebrating: The Mom Who Took Off On Her Motorcycle takes off … Continue reading

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If You Believe In Something, Then Go After It With All Your Heart.

SO this is it…the journey of 10,230 miles begins with a single step. The Mom Who Took Off On Her Motorcycle will motivate and inspire you to do something you’ve always dreamed of doing. The Mom is taking off on … Continue reading

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