Judy Batalion is a writer and performer. Her work has appeared in the New York Times, Salon, and the Forward, and she is author of the memoir White Walls: A Memoir About Motherhood, Daughterhood, and the Mess in Between.
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The Helicopter Shrink

When I was pregnant, my therapist became a maternal figure for me—and ultimately helped me appreciate my own mother in an unexpected way

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The Festival of Cleaning

Whether you’re a hoarder or a neat freak, Passover gives families a chance to get rid of the mess—together

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Bubbe vs. Bubbe

My boyfriend’s proper English grandmother was nothing like the fast-walking, loud-talking grandmother I’d grown up with—or was she?

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My Husband Wanted to Break the Fast Early and I Didn’t

A case of how doing what seems wrong can also be what’s right

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