Category Archives : Inspirational


Coping and Self Care When Your Child Is in the Hospital 1

When your child is sick in the hospital, it feels like you’ve entered an alternative universe. That heart ache hit me like a tidal wave while caring for my desperately ill son in two children’s hospitals for eight months straight in 2015. Scared witless as Crohn’s Disease spread inflammation throughout my son’s digestive track, all I […]

Boy in hospital

Hospitalized sick boy and younger healthy boy

How to Support a Mom or Dad Caring for a Child with Serious Illness 1

May 2015 was the worst Mother’s Day and birthday of my life. Watching over my desperately ill younger son lying in a hospital bed with a maze of tubes coming out of his nose and arm. There is nothing more painful for a Mom than watching your child suffer and worrying about how to make him well. Crohn’s […]


When a Child’s Serious Illness Changes Everything

  The Celebrating Moms and Their Choices Series In the flash of an eye everything we ever believed about being a Mom and work-life balance can be tested in a crucible of life’s most challenging reality. For me that moment started in July 2014 when our younger son nervously confided he had been having terrible […]

Brothers Together in Hospital

What Will My Children Remember? A Mom’s Reflections

I thought I would share my parenting reflections to those of you who are just beginning the journey from one who has entered my next stage, Celebrating my son’s bar mitzvah recently brought a rush of memories along with the joys that come with a major milestone. Watching my son lead our Shabbat (Sabbath) temple service and read […]


My Swim Mompreneur Life: Juggling Family and Family Focused Businesses

The Celebrating Moms and Their Choices Series   Growing up in a startup family business was probably the best education I’ve ever received. My parents, both school teachers, had 3 children in 5 years. My mom wanted desperately to be a stay at home mom, but in the ’80’s there was pressure on women to […]