Judy Batalion is the author of White Walls: A Memoir About Motherhood, Daughterhood, and the Mess in Between. Her forthcoming book is about Jewish women who fought in the resistance against the Nazis.

Call It Sleepless

When my daughter wouldn’t sleep through the night, I wondered: Was this a medical issue, or a psychological problem she’d inherited from my family?


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


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


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?


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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