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By Rebecca Klempner | March 28, 2019

Fiction Mindy sits in the neurologist’s waiting room. To her right and left, patients—most with pinched brows and downturned lips—flip…

On Flowing Love and Tears: A Window into Postpartum Depression

By Melody Coven | June 14, 2018

Photographed By: Tzvi Feifel “You’re going to feel love like you’ve never felt it before.” That’s what they told me.…

Watching Grandparents Age and Holding On To The Goodies

By Rachel Hercman | April 24, 2018

“Bubbie, do you remember all those amazing desserts you used to bake for us for Pesach?” We are sitting at…

The Warriors, Mother and Son

By Michelle London | April 9, 2018

I take a right turn out of the elevator and walk toward the wall of windows facing the street. It’s…

Barbara’s Story: Giving Care, Giving Love

By Shira Lankin Sheps | March 26, 2018

(1/5) “Decisions Needed to Be Made” “It was a reaction to the circumstance. I was trying to get my parents…

Learning From Caregiving

By Rona Novick | March 22, 2018

Some of us may be born with caregiving DNA or have it wired into our temperament. Caregiving is certainly shaped…

In My Story Of Parenting a Chronically Ill Child, I Choose To Be The Protagonist.

By Shoshana Chanales | March 20, 2018

Early in my teaching career before I had kids, I had a conference with a mother whose son was doing…

Caregivers, Unlimited

By Sari Kopitnikoff | March 8, 2018

Finding Myself While Sandwiched In-Between

By Jeanne Lankin | March 7, 2018

As a social worker providing therapy for older adults, I have been acutely aware of the toll that caregiving takes…

Brooke’s Story: Love Beyond Loss

By Shira Lankin Sheps | June 26, 2017

I first met with Brooke when she was with her young daughter at a new rehabilitation center, and having grown…

Bassie’s Story: Growing With Love

By Shira Lankin Sheps | June 5, 2017

This profile was brought to The Layers Project through a partnership with New Jersey Yachad. I met Yosef 6 years ago,…

Golda’s Story: Atypical Blessings

By Shira Lankin Sheps | April 30, 2017

I first met Golda and her husband in Camp HASC, a summer camp for children and adults with special needs.…

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