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Deborah Siegel

Deborah Siegel, PhD, is the author of Sisterhood, Interrupted and Only Child, a speaker and thought leadership coach. Visit her at She is also a member of Beth Emet The Free Synagogue, where the theme for 5775 is “Shabbat.”

Blog posts

"Being, Doing" Shabbat Graphic by Marco Acevedo

Why This Mompreneur Is Grateful for Shabbat

If you’re a driven, self-employed working parent like I am, there’s no internal control mechanism that says it’s time to shut down. I’m nurturing preschool-aged twins, an expanding business, and my next book—entities that call on my resources with infinite demands. Left to my own devices, I would probably crash and burn. In the past, I have.

Topics: Ritual
Susan B. Anthony circa 1855

Occupy (Working) Motherhood

Susan B. Anthony was born 192 years ago today; we share a birthday. I am 43. The late great suffragist once said: “Our job is not to make young women grateful.

Topics: Children, Mothers

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