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Author Archive | Rachel Hochheiser Schwartz


The Invisible Weight: Approaching Each Other with a Generosity of Spirit

  As we approach Thanksgiving and the holiday season, we are reminded everywhere from decorative hand towels to Hallmark movies to be thankful and generous. We give thanks for the people and things in our lives. We donate food and necessities to those in need and give thoughtful gifts to our loved ones. However, there […]

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Room Parent Tips and Tricks for a Successful Year

The beginning of the school year means new backpacks, awkwardly posed pictures and so much paperwork. There are forms that need to be submitted, extra-curricular registration deadlines, and of course, opportunities to volunteer. As I prepare to volunteer for my eighth consecutive year as a room parent (putting that on paper makes me question some […]

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Forty And… Figuring It Out

This month I turn forty. Forty. ForTY. FORty. FORTY. As forty drew closer and closer, I kept thinking I would be one of those people who would pick a goal. Forty marathons by my 40th birthday or 40 days of gratitude or something else meaningful and life-affirming. As I wracked my brain, nothing spoke to me. […]

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