The Most Important Gifts My Mother Gave Me

The Most Important Gifts My Mother Gave Me

My mom recently turned 88. And although she’s aged, one thing is still exactly the same. Her smile.   My oldest memories of my mom, Rochelle Reibman Hirschhorn, are of her smile. That smile was often on her face and many times it was accompanied by her beautiful...
What I Wish My Kids Knew

What I Wish My Kids Knew

I want my kids to know that I love them always, that I am there for them whatever happens. I also want them to know that they are responsible for their words and actions. I want them to know how creative and caring and resilient they are. My kids are in college and...
How to Create Special Back to School Traditions

How to Create Special Back to School Traditions

If you have a child starting school this year, you may be looking for a way to make it special. But even if your kids have been in school for a while, traditions matter. Sometimes we hear the word tradition and get overwhelmed, thinking of one more thing we’re...
Journal with Me: Birthday Letters

Journal with Me: Birthday Letters

This past weekend I celebrated my birthday. Last year at this time I wrote to you to tell you how I anticipated the annual question, “what do you want for your birthday?” by asking for a specific present. I asked each of my kids and my husband to write me a story...