Category Archives: Parenting

Something Permanent

Written three years ago- dreams do come true.  People change. Welcome, Liad Meir. ———- To my unborn fourth child, the one I just might not create, the one I may choose to not give life.   I dreamed of you, … Continue reading

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Mommy, Don’t Go

It was the night before my third birthday, and as my mother sat at the edge of my bed, gently stroking my hair and saying the evening prayer, Shema, with me, I wrapped my arms around her and pleaded with … Continue reading

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Squirrelphobia and Carphilia

At 18 months old, my son became sickeningly obsessed with cars.  One of the early signs of Jakey’s fixation was his frequent tantruming upon buckling him into his carseat.  He felt sorely misplaced in the back row, imprisoned by his … Continue reading

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Berries

“Mommy, look!  I found an acorn,” Jakey says, running over to me, and slowly opening his tiny fingers to show me his discovery. “Actually, that’s a berry!” I say, bemused by the fact that, at three, he would mistake this … Continue reading

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Spent

There are five tiny dots of light reflecting in each of my baby’s eyes, the candle-like bulbs of the antique chandelier that hangs above us, as we sit in the black pleather recliner in her room. The chair has grown … Continue reading

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Your Darling, Clementine

I must have missed a memo that went out that said to wear Christian Louboutin heels to a one-year-old’s birthday party.  I did not realize I was supposed to come in my finest, and although “finest” for me does not … Continue reading

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Not-So-Soccer-Mom

It was an unusually warm, fall day, and I sat lazily on a canvas fold-up chair on the grass, on the sidelines of my 5-year-old daughter’s soccer game.  It was Emmanuelle’s sixth game, and I was happy to have remembered … Continue reading

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