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A Letter to My Anonymous Donor

My toddler says the darndest things, and I thank his bio-dad for making that possible  

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My Journey Into Motherhood

When a litter of kittens was born on my doorstep, I took stock of the family I’d formed—and lost

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They Grow Up Fast

I’ll never forget the day my son, not yet three, said to me, ‘I want a haircut’

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Don’t Ask Me How It Feels To Be a Mother

I’m not ‘a mom.’ I’m just her mom.

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How Motherhood Changes Mother’s Day

My mother and I used to be at each other’s throats; now everything is different

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Why Alicia Silverstone Didn’t Give Her Son a Bris

It would mean “God made the body imperfect,” the actress argues in new book

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Jewish Clergy’s Newest Challenge: Single Motherhood

A new documentary follows four women on their journey to parenthood

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Why I Waited To Have Children: A Meditation on the Myth of Selfless Jewish Mothers

My husband and I wanted kids. We just didn’t want them now. But the longer we delayed, the more we risked missing our chance.

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My Jewish Child

My son, conceived with donated sperm, is Jewish—no matter what rabbis say

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The Great Baby Divide

I knew my friends weren’t keen on kids. Then I found out that they didn’t much care for parents, either.

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Pregnant Pause

Pregnancies are fertile ground for superstition, especially for those who assume their traditions and lucky charms are based in Jewish law

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Family Plea

This coming Sunday marks Mother’s Day. Instead of flowers or treats, a writer offers up some decidedly unconventional prayer.

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Breeding Ground

In a graphic memoir and an online video, two women channel anguish over infertility into art

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The Mommy Wars

The missed opportunity behind the badge of bad mommyhood

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Mothers’ Little Helpers

Guidebooks quell the anxieties of raising up a child