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User Image mommyshorts Posted: Dec 11, 2017 1:50 AM (UTC)

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User Image mommyshorts Posted: Dec 10, 2017 1:21 PM (UTC)

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Anyone else spend the months of December, January and February with a cough or cold that just won’t die? 🙋🏻‍♀️ This month's swag bag is for every mom who ever suffered through a sick day and wished that their own mom would come over and take care of them. It's got chicken soup, cozy pajamas, a warm cable knit throw, #VicksVaporub and so much more... see everything inside and how to enter at the link in my bio! #sponsored
User Image mommyshorts Posted: Dec 10, 2017 1:01 AM (UTC)

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I’m having a hard time believing that this little face is EIGHT years old today! 😱 Happy birthday, Mazzy!
User Image mommyshorts Posted: Dec 9, 2017 4:56 AM (UTC)

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MAZZY: Mom, I’m going to ask Santa for virtual reality glasses. I know they’re expensive, so this way you won’t have to buy them. ME: Ah, okay. So Santa will have to buy them. MAZZY: No. Santa will make them!!! #myjewisabeliever See our visit to Santaland on my story today!
User Image mommyshorts Posted: Dec 8, 2017 5:19 PM (UTC)

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In our house, Friday night is movie night. It's a throw-the-rules-out-the-window kind of night— screen time before bed, staying up late, @pretzelcrisps eaten by the handful right on the couch... The only stress is trying agree on a movie we all want to watch. Read all about movie night and what holiday movies I can't wait to show them on the blog today. Link in bio. #sponsored
User Image mommyshorts Posted: Dec 7, 2017 3:26 PM (UTC)

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When you get home from your trip and your kids are like, “Good to have you back, Mom. Now, where are our presents????”
User Image mommyshorts Posted: Dec 6, 2017 10:17 PM (UTC)

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On the last day we were in Israel, we each planted a tree. This is something I remember doing as a kid in Hebrew school— donating money so that a tree could be planted in a far off place in your name. Planting a tree is supposed to symbolize an investment in the promise and future of Israel. The significance felt infinitely greater to be able to do it in person, standing on a grassy hilltop looking out at the desert. Especially after visiting the Holocaust Museum earlier in the week and seeing the juxtaposition of death with new life. My mother told me that when she visited Israel for the first time many years ago, she was hit with emotions the second the plane touched the ground. This was a place where Jewish people from all over the world were welcomed and came together. I debated posting this picture all day because the topic of Jerusalem is particularly weighty today. Perhaps I was naive thinking I could go and not address the current politics. I want to be clear and say that while I feel a connection to Israel, I am for peace first and foremost. But I don’t pretend to know how to get there. In Israel, we met with a chef who cooks alongside Palestinian chefs, we went to a hospital where they treat Syrian soldiers and heard from a woman who works at IsraAid helping refugees. All of this made me feel very positive about Israel. But I also know there was a lot we did not see. I left wanting to educate myself with an open mind.
User Image mommyshorts Posted: Dec 5, 2017 5:26 PM (UTC)

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After the Dead Sea, we washed the mud off our faces, rinsed off and got dressed. There was no time to wash our hair or put on make-up if we were going to catch our bus. On the way out, my friend @melissagerstein snapped this photo of us. In my head I was like, noooooooooooo..... Then I saw the pic and it’s making me rethink my whole beauty routine. Look how fresh and clean we both look! Salt and mud masks for the win 🙌🏻
User Image mommyshorts Posted: Dec 4, 2017 10:08 PM (UTC)

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I am embarrassed to say that before this trip I had no idea how much I liked Israeli and Middle Eastern food. Before the main course, they put out a million little bowls of things. Hummus, tahini, eggplant, beet salad, olives, pita, roasted vegetables, pomegranate, greens, etc. etc. etc. I love all these things but even more when they are all thrown together on one plate. I am always full before the meat arrives and I have already started researching the best Israeli restaurants back in NYC. Anyone have any recommendations?
User Image mommyshorts Posted: Dec 4, 2017 9:55 AM (UTC)

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Mazzy will be in a show tonight while I am on the last day of my trip. It’s the final presentation of her acting class and she has two lines. She’ll continue the class next semester and there will be another show but this is her first time acting in front of an audience like this. Honestly, if I had known the date of the show when I got the invitation to go to Israel (the show date wasn’t announced until a week before my trip), I might have stayed home. I hate missing things like this. But Mike will video it, there will be many more shows and I’m glad I didn’t miss this travel opportunity. Mazzy- I know you are sad that I won’t be there (I am too) but I also know that even without me in the audience, you will rock those two lines like none other. I will be cheering you from afar and I cannot WAIT to see the video. I love you, sweet pea. Break a leg!
User Image mommyshorts Posted: Dec 3, 2017 4:38 PM (UTC)
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If it is not already on your bucket list, add the Dead Sea. #visitisrael #mediamagnets
User Image mommyshorts Posted: Dec 2, 2017 4:44 PM (UTC)

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This pic was taken at the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade. It’s the moment Harlow realized that being dragged out of bed to stand in the freezing cold was totally worth it. Pics don't really do our parade experience justice so @foxhomeent shot a short video of my family to show what it really felt like to be there. They made it in black and white to celebrate the 70th anniversary of Miracle on ‪34th Street‬. Check it out on my blog today! Link in bio. #Miracle70th #sponsored
User Image mommyshorts Posted: Dec 2, 2017 1:44 AM (UTC)
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Today, we went to the Western Wall. People come from all over the world to leave prayers written on notes that they fold up and wedge into the rocks. I don’t normally pray but I felt compelled to seize the opportunity. I prayed for my family, my friends, peace on earth and Robert Mueller. 🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻 #visitisrael #mediamagnets
User Image mommyshorts Posted: Dec 1, 2017 1:06 PM (UTC)

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When @PajamaGramCompany reached out to me to promote their holiday jammies, my first reaction was, "You know we're Jewish, right??" They said, yes, they've got Hanukah pajamas too!!! See them all on my blog today (including some hooded footies that I could not resist) and enter to win a $500 Pajamagram gift card! Link in bio. #sponsored
User Image mommyshorts Posted: Dec 1, 2017 3:15 AM (UTC)
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These are some of the faces of the 6 million Jewish people murdered during the Holocaust. Normally you are not allowed to take photos inside the Holocaust Museum in Jerusalem but today, we were given permission to share with our followers, because nothing is more important than reminding people where hate can lead us. Please watch and share my story.
User Image mommyshorts Posted: Nov 30, 2017 6:42 AM (UTC)

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User Image mommyshorts Posted: Nov 29, 2017 12:28 PM (UTC)

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The graffiti game is strong in Tel Aviv. We took a tour with @nirotrip and he pointed out messages on this wall from all different artists depicting free speech, feminism, anti-animal cruelty, LGBTQ rights and anti-bullying. Thanks for snapping this pic @chefchaya! #jwrp #mediamagnets #visitisrael
User Image mommyshorts Posted: Nov 29, 2017 2:02 AM (UTC)

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I arrived in Tel Aviv yesterday! This is the view of the Mediterranean from my hotel balcony. See that bizarre looking ship out there? It’s called #SailingYachtA and is the hugest sailboat in the world, designed by Philippe Starck and priced at $450 million dollars 😳😳😳. Thank you to the person on Snapchat who told me what I was looking at! I was invited to Israel by @jwrp_momentum for a #mediamagnets trip and it’s my first time here! You can follow along on my story or 👻: ilanawiles. And yes, I should totally be asleep right now. #jetlag
User Image mommyshorts Posted: Nov 28, 2017 5:07 PM (UTC)

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Earlier this month, I hung out with three of my best friends. We have all known each other since college. We drank lots of wine, ate Red Baron pizza, and swapped parenting war stories about lying, fighting, and diaper blowouts until someone finally said, "Okay. Can we talk about something other than kids now, please???” Read all about my #wingmama party in partnership with @redbaronpizza on the blog today. Link in bio. #sponsored
User Image mommyshorts Posted: Nov 28, 2017 12:20 AM (UTC)

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Is this spoken word? Freestyle rap? Slam poetry? Whatever it is, it’s 100% a Harlow original made up on the spot. If you listen to the whole thing, there’s some pretty good social commentary about kids and screen time in there too! #singitharlow #byelovers