Category Archives : Inspirational


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 […]

Toddler in a Swing

Anya Hall and Daughter

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 […]