Happy Tu B’Av everyone! You’re listening to Jewish Latin Princess. I’m Yael Trusch, your Host. Welcome back to the show. Today, I have a special episode. I told you the next few days I was going to be travelling and the episodes’ schedule was going to be a bit different and unusual as I also have been spending more time with my family. Today, I want to share a piece I wrote a number of months ago and when I told my newsletter subscribers about it, many wrote back and said, “wait, what? I want to read that!” So, today you can listen to it. And I know it’s Tu B’Av, so in the ideal world, I would have been sharing with you about this very special and joyous day in the Jewish Calendar – seven special things happened historically on Tu B’Av.
But, given that parenting has been on my mind lately, as I just came back from sending my daughter off to sleep away camp for the first time, and I also have a son away (right now I only have two out of four kids at home), I’m not going to talk about Tu B’Av and the seven things that happened that day, or share with you an interview (although I have some really good ones coming up). But rather, I will share with you Seven Jewish Parenting Principles of a Wall Street Mom. And of course, the Wall Street Mom would be me. As you may know, many many years ago I worked in Wall Street, and in fact, around the same time I began learning more about Judaism and exploring it more seriously. So here we go, ladies, Seven Jewish Parenting Principles of a Wall Street Mom.