Health


Compassion For Those Who Have Suffered A Miscarriage

I recently wrote an article for Mayim Bialik’s GrokNation about miscarriage for Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness Month. I crowd sourced the topic, feeling like it had been done so much lately but I found that there were several topics still to touch on. This was one of them… How to express your love and compassion for a friend who has experienced a loss… from someone who has heard it all! Click here to read it at GrokNation. Between April 2014 and September 2014, I had been pregnant three times. The first......

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Pregnancy Loss and NIPT
Family, Health |
September 05, 2016

Pregnancy Loss and NIPT

It’s possible that you don’t know us (personally) or our story… unless the only people reading this are my parents and in that case, HI MOM! Our story is a common one, though, not commonly talked about. Usually when I say this part, people get really uncomfortable… We had two miscarriages prior to the birth of the nugget. If you are interested in our story, here are a few blogs that I wrote along the way: Thanking G-d What’s In A Name It’s Been A While 3/3/15 During the third (and ultimately......

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Homemade Turkey Meatballs For Baby

Our food journey has been really challenging with the nugget. He’s struggled with prolonged vomiting and now has some trauma around eating. Except carbs. He loves his carbs. This summer he was pounding yogurt and milk and eating his weight in puffs, crackers, and all manner of bread products. He was refusing anything else I offered him in the fruit and veg families, with the notable exception of bananas… the great binder of the fruit family. I think you know where this is going… We had so many mornings of horrible crying......

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3/3/15
Family, Health |
March 03, 2015

3/3/15

Today was a hectic day. Meeting after meeting. Project after project. Email after email. I cranked all day. But there was something that was never far from my mind today. Today, our little girl, our second baby, was due. I felt such hope about that pregnancy. Surely after our first loss, G-d would help us keep this baby. All the signs were there. We found out we were pregnant on Dan’s birthday. The baby was due on 3/3, one of the alternate dates we picked for our wedding. But also, if the baby......

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It’s been a while…
Family, Health |
February 24, 2015

It’s been a while…

I have to stop feeling guilty for not writing. I get so busy with life and neglect my blogs and then I feel guilty for not writing and then the cycle continues. However, in recent days I have been sending people to my blog for a multitude of reasons and it has amplified my guilt… So here’s an update. After our two heartbreaking miscarriages last year, I am pregnant again and this one is looking really good. Currently I am 23 weeks and 4 days pregnant with a little boy. He will......

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What’s In A Name?
Family, Health, Judaism |
February 23, 2015

What’s In A Name?

This piece originally appeared at ModernLoss.com under the title “Call Me A Mother.” Understandably, it was edited and trimmed down. Here are my musings on my losses and what the hell to call me, in full ramble. “What’s on your mind?” asked Facebook. The empty box sat there. Staring at me. Prompting me to say something. Do you say something? What do you say? Who are you now? Mother’s Day, 2014. Not seven days earlier my husband and I lost our first baby. Perhaps we should zoom further back. My husband and I......

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Thanking G-d
Family, Health |
August 19, 2014

Thanking G-d

There are just moments when thanking G-d comes so easily. You don’t even think about it. Before you eat, after you eat, on shabbat, Rosh Hashanah… we all just say the prayers and don’t think about it. And then there are the moments when you choke over the praise. When tears fill your eyes and the words trip over your tongue. How can I praise you right now? How can I thank you for your wondrous blessings when I am hurting?...

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Life|Love|Loss
Family, Health |
May 14, 2014

Life|Love|Loss

Life is full of love and loss. Anyone who tells you differently hasn’t lived. Dan and I have talked about this a lot lately. By deciding to start a family, we opened ourselves up to pain and hurt and sadness. We could have decided to wait longer or indefinitely. We could have planned more fun trips around the world, vacationing and buying ‘stuff’ but we both agreed that ‘really living’ includes children for us. Many children. And children, by default, bring happiness but also sadness and pain and challenges. They are an incredible......

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Blink of an eye
Family, Health |
May 11, 2014

Blink of an eye

Life can change in a blink of an eye. Everything is so delicate. We may not realize it because our world is hard and fast but it’s not always. And in the most tragic times, we often close up on ourselves and stay quiet. We create a safe space and control that space. But as I think about this, I am reminded of an episode of the Dennis Prager show’s “Male/Female Hour.” He discusses the importance of having ‘couple’ friends that you can open up to. Often we lie or ‘vaguebook’ or......

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Ethical Jewish Food Movement

Just so happens, that I got a call the other day from a lovely Denver Post reporter about the Jewish ethical food movement. She was looking for a statement from the JCC about why this is important to add to her piece about Rabbi Soloway and his work in Boulder. We talked for… maybe 30-40 minutes. 🙂 We talked about how the ancient Jews agricultural laws guide us today. How we know now that letting land rest between planting helps the output and Judaism guides us in these things. We spoke about......

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