Family Dynamics

Forever On A Blurry Road: Memories of A Past Relationship

By Anonymous | May 12, 2022

He drove a red Jeep Cherokee Laredo. It’s a noticeable car, and for years, I noticed them everywhere. I would…

Remembering My Baby

By Perel Hecht | April 12, 2022

“My baby died.” I bite my lip. This isn’t the place, I remind myself. This is a stranger. This is…

Giving Myself Permission to Grieve My Mother

By Anonymous | April 4, 2022

I clearly remember the morning in school when I announced, “my mommy passed away and she’s in shamayim.” The room…

Memory: The Present, the Elusive, the Good, and the Bad

By Rona Novick | March 28, 2022

Facebook reminds me of a photo from 7 years ago, the moment I became a grandmother. My mother reminds me…

Learning to Rest

By Shira Lankin Sheps | December 22, 2021

I never let myself rest.  At some point when I was sick with chronic illness, all I could do was…

Behind Closed Doors

By Alana Shlagbaum | December 8, 2021

My story started out pretty ordinary. I married the boy I had a crush on in summer camp and we…

Listening To My Own Voice

By Tali Muroff-Seligsohn | October 26, 2021

She told me to get in the bath. “You’re not in labor,” she said.  Seven years ago, on August 12,…

Experiencing Depression After Pregnancy Loss

By Dr. Kerry Bar-Cohn | October 12, 2021

For much of my life, I didn’t understand what it meant to be depressed. I thought it meant feeling down,…

Choosing Love

By Cheryl Nayowitz | August 24, 2021

As much as I loved love and dished it out generously to others, I fed myself fear. This ingestion was…

Danielle’s Story: Embracing Surrender: My Experience With OHSS

By Shira Lankin Sheps | June 6, 2021

1/6 “Unexplained Infertility” “It was the day before Thanksgiving. I remember because I took the day as a good omen.…

Shira’s Story: Behind the Scenes of the New Layers Book

By Shira Lankin Sheps | February 1, 2021

(1/6) Some of you may already know parts of my story.  This next part I’ve been keeping to myself for…

Maybe A Little Brighter, Tomorrow

By Atara Paris | January 26, 2021

After my second son was born, I struggled with mild postpartum depression (PPD). It was bad enough to be struggling…