Child swinging

I Want My Kids to Feel “Jewish Enough”

Anna doesn’t want her kids to struggle with feeling Jewish enough, like she did

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Ballet Slippers

Motherhood: Am I Doing it Right?

Motherhood: Am I doing it right?

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Coney Island

How I Ended Up as a Brooklyn Tour Guide for a Day

How Anna ended up giving a bus tour of Brooklyn

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Helen jumping in hoops

Why Do I Worry My Daughter Won’t Fit In?

It’s ballet class, not religious school–so why am I worried what they’ll think of us?

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We Aren’t as Different as My Neighbors Think

Why my American-Jewish-Mexican-Catholic family confuses our neighbors

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Death is All Religions

Death is all religions, it is every faith and it shakes us

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Anna and her daughter

I Was the Loca Lady at My Baby’s Naming

I never thought I would be the crazy lady in synagogue. But here we are

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Anna's daughters together

What’s in a Name

The second time around is totally different…from tacos to the name

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Boy and Girl in a side embrace

How Two Faiths Collide

When my daughters question how Jewish or how Catholic they are, I can only hope that they meet a Spencer

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Helen Turns 2 in English, Spanish and Hebrew

I can’t believe my first baby girl is already 2! In the beginning of this journey into parenthood I can remember the wise women of the synagogue next door to our apartment shouting, “Enjoy this time! It goes so fast,” as Adrian and I whisked Helen off to the park, to doctor’s appointments, to family […]

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