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Journey to Parenthood | Giving Birth in a Foreign Country

Heather is a certified postpartum doula and mother of two boys, ages 7 and 11 months, and a girl, age 4. Her passion is to support families through the challenging transition of adding a newborn (or two!) by offering classes, consultations, support groups, and in-home care. She was born and grew up in Massachusetts and […]

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Journey to Parenthood | It Takes a Village

Sarah is delighted to be the mother of two-year-old Margalit Penina. By day she is the Senior Director, Operations, Planning and Analysis at Combined Jewish Philanthropies. When not working, she enjoys gardening with her daughter, taking loads of pictures, and cooking up a storm. She’s raising her daughter in Brookline, MA.  My journey to parenthood is […]

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Journey to Parenthood | Arriving Late to the Boston Moms Party

It’s my pleasure to introduce you to Becca Shimshak. We too connected through Uprooted: A Jewish Response to Infertility where Becca serves as the Executive Director. She and her husband Steve live in Needham, MA, where they are raising their twin daughters, Isabella Rose and Zoe Ann. This is Becca’s story of becoming a mom later than […]

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A Very Special Blanket

The package was waiting for us when we returned home from a trip to Chicago. It was nearly 9pm on a Sunday night. The box was a little beaten up from its travels through the blizzards, as were we for the same reason. Frazzled, exhausted, and hungry from a delayed return flight, we arrived home both […]

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Best Mom in America

Growing up, my family did everything they could to build my self-esteem. I had have a shoe-box full of purple “participation” ribbons from swim team and summer camp. My uncle instituted the “MVS” award (Most Valuable Silverman), and I won it, for something like 8 years straight. No doubt, I AM a pretty awesome niece, […]

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How We Talk To Our Girls

“She’s such a chunker” “She’s so tiny – I barely remember when my kids were that small” “She’s going to be a BIG girl” “She has SO MUCH hair!” In the span of an hour, I heard all of these comments about my TEN-week-old daughter’s body last weekend. Given that she measured between the 50-60th […]

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