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I cry over spilled milk and closing chapters.

I had an unexpected emotional trigger when, as I walked toward the office fridge to grab my pumped milk at 18:45, I saw the fridge door already open, with its glistening empty shelves, and the cleaner standing in front, putting new garbage bags in the trash cans. The office manager had emailed earlier that everything […]

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The impossible quest.

It was exactly two years ago that I started my current job, director of marketing at a fast-paced startup in a relatively new yet traditional industry. It was also exactly two years ago that I was finished with the mandatory paid maternity leave with my third child. I was coming off a full time marketing […]

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Next year in… your country.

Something really extraordinary happened at work today. In startup world. In the center of Jerusalem. We had the pre-Passover הרמת כוסית, or company holiday toast. Our CEO spoke a few words, leading to how blown away he is by how the company is growing, both in team… and in the number of pregnant women. Then […]

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Happy International Women’s Day to me.

Here’s how I found out today is International Women’s Day: My classy huz. And I suppose I was in a celebratory mood since all I ate before noon was a yogurt mixed with Fiber 1, which the marketing world tells me is the most feminine thing I can do. Girls be regular, amirite? For some reason […]

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The pregnant working mother perseveres in the face of conf–erence.

A little while ago, I was approached to speak at a marketing conference for end-of-February in the new Hub Etzion shared workspace. I was in the middle of other conference insanity, but January Liz was all like, shrug whatevs let’s do it so I agreed. Knowing fully that in another month I’d be presenting a […]

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*Sandberg!* and other things I got from work this week.

>clink!< Here’s to my first full out-of-the-home work week (ok, 80% out-of-the-home) in three years. Do I have observations? Yes, I have observations. Somewhere. Probably. Behind my droopy eyelids. Under the piles and piles of house mess I’m responsible for. Obviously, there are pros and cons of working from home and working from an office. […]

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5 ways #KahenaCon got me pumped to go back to work

I signed up for KahenaCon soon after registration opened. Maybe even the day it opened. I really enjoy this conference for getting inspired in the kind of work I do, by hearing from others doing it and by the atmosphere we create when we get together. It’s a gathering of marketing professionals within the kind of environment […]

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Working mama.

It’s not a joke when they say working moms work two jobs. And it’s not funny that there is no solution to Israel’s absurd month of August problem. So it’s been rough being a work-from-home-mom for the last few weeks. It’s been stressing me out, and I’ve absolutely been taking it out on the kiddies. […]