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Cyma Shapiro

Valentine's Day: The Power of the Minority Can Help the Majority (An Open Letter to Speaker John Boehner)

Cyma Shapiro | Posted 03.29.2015 | Fifty
Cyma Shapiro

I am loathe to believe that you truly do not support taxing the wealthy and want to continue the party tag line regarding tax breaks for this very group. Why?

13 Things Not To Say To A Jewish Person Around Christmas

Cyma Shapiro | Posted 02.21.2015 | Parents
Cyma Shapiro

"Do you have a Chanukah Bush?" No. I only know a few Bush's -- two were presidents and one burned next to Moses.

10 Things Not to Say to a New (Midlife) Mother

Cyma Shapiro | Posted 04.28.2014 | Parents
Cyma Shapiro

Although becoming a first-time parent at a later age is becoming increasingly prevalent, women choosing motherhood at later (and later) ages are often the butt of jokes and the recipient of rude, politically incorrect and sometime insulting comments.

The Power of One: Honoring Yourself

Cyma Shapiro | Posted 03.23.2014 | Women
Cyma Shapiro

Valentine's Day is a day I've grown to love. And, while I work hard to give and show love throughout the year, this one day remains a pivotal occasion to fully express what is in my heart.

How To Prepare For Motherhood Over 40, 45 And 50

Cyma Shapiro | Posted 03.08.2014 | Parents
Cyma Shapiro

Your "reinvention" is new older motherhood. If you are the only new midlife mother you know (or one of the few), note that others may not understand the turmoil/excitement/changes this new life has brought you.

Traditions

Cyma Shapiro | Posted 05.18.2013 | Fifty
Cyma Shapiro

As another Passover approaches, I can't help but think back wistfully to my childhood with my Eastern European grandparents and all that it held for me.

Valentine's Day: The Power of One Helps Make a Whole

Cyma Shapiro | Posted 04.08.2013 | Fifty
Cyma Shapiro

Like my young daughter's obsession with her next birthday, I begin formulating how I'll spend the day, who I'll send cards to and who I'll call/see/meet to say "I love you" and express my thanks.

The Love and Wounds of Adopting

Cyma Shapiro | Posted 04.03.2013 | Parents
Cyma Shapiro

On my younger kids' birthdays, my husband asks me in passing, "What time were they born?" before catching himself foolishly. They've started turning away when they hear this, cognizant of the fact that none of us know. But, here's the truth: They are mine, and they aren't.

When Is Being Done, Done?

Cyma Shapiro | Posted 03.17.2013 | Parents
Cyma Shapiro

When is being done, done? Is "done" the exact same for someone as capable of conceiving as someone who must, or who chooses, to adopt or foster? Should age, in and of itself, determine this?