Our writers who also count “mommy” and “daddy” among their job titles share stories, tips and lessons learned in their impossible quest to be the perfect Jewish parents.

My Four Biggest Dad Fails photo
I feel like Father’s Day is a good time to celebrate the dad fails I’ve had and try to improve on them next year.
It is 5:15 a.m. My almost-2-year-old, Leni, is standing beside my bed poking my shoulder.
jbaby moms
How becoming a new mom helped me reconnect Jewishly.
A Single Abba on the Value of Dads photo 1

Abbas – Dads, in Hebrew – are important to children, no matter if the parents are single, married, divorced, gay or straight.

Reflections of a Judo Dad photo
I anticipated a lot of tears, but when Henry won his first judo match, the only tears that (almost) fell were mine.
Things I Want to Remember Too photo
With my youngest now almost 3, there are so many things I want to remember about him.
Bike Rides to School photo
I sometimes wonder: What impressions am I making on my children? Do they see me as caring, playful, available and loving?
Motherhood Is Hard photo 1
This reality is so different than what I imagined motherhood to be. I pictured blissful walks with my baby in the buggy.
Toddler Tries a Bed photo
For the next two weeks, I went to check on him every single night, documented my findings with photos and made captions. I called it “Toddler Tries a Bed.”
Lauren Schrero Levy Nora
I remember scrolling through Facebook as I sat on the vinyl recliner in the NICU waiting for the nurse to help me hold my daughter, Nora.
My Wonderful Little Monsters photo

I cannot believe one of my sons is about to graduate from daycare. I know this does not sound like a milestone, but it is.

Dear Everyone, Sorry for Lying to You photo
Three-plus months is a long time to be a liar. Of course, the lying was for a good cause. I’m pregnant!

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