Agree to Disagree: So Much Easier Said Than Done

What do you do when your family doesn’t like the way you choose to raise your child? “Stay calm and agree to disagree”. So much easier said than done. Anyone who is living a daily struggle whether it is with a spouse, an in-law or a parent who strongly disagrees about a certain way of… Continue reading Agree to Disagree: So Much Easier Said Than Done

The Most Difficult Job in the World

I once told a friend, “being a journalist is one of the most difficult jobs in the world”, he smiled at me and answered “being a mom will be most definitely the hardest job in the world”, I smiled back and agreed.Looking back at this conversation I realize that even though I always knew being… Continue reading The Most Difficult Job in the World

A Baby Is a Challenge Not a Relationship Cure-All

Every time someone sees a new mom with her baby, their first reflection is “enjoy this stage, it goes by so fast…” Mommy smiles politely and if she’s anything like me answers “it does, doesn’t it?”, gives a gentle kiss to her little one while muttering to herself “what the hell are they talking about!?… Continue reading A Baby Is a Challenge Not a Relationship Cure-All

The Milestone that Made All the Difference

According to different cultures baby developmental milestones are defined and addressed differently. In middle eastern countries the number fourty holds unique connotations. For example, when a person passes away, a memorial is held on the fourtieth day after his death. Even in our storytelling culture we talk about Aladin and the fourty thieves. So when… Continue reading The Milestone that Made All the Difference

Thankful and Tired Are Not Like Sugar and Salt

So it’s Sunday again… Not only it is the end of another day, but also the end of another week. I am tired, if not exhausted, and at the edge of breaking down into pieces again… I say again because it seems I’ve been feeling like this for as long as I can remember… I… Continue reading Thankful and Tired Are Not Like Sugar and Salt