An online community for Jewish moms
Mimi Hecht never really went gaga over babies. And anytime she did hold someone's little one, it would - no fail - cry and be promptly returned to its rightful and more responsible owner. As one of seven siblings, she knew she wanted to someday raise and love her own brood...even though she was utterly petrified of childbirth. Fast-forward to meeting the love of her life. Even faster forward – a quick nine months after their wedding! - she gave birth to a beautiful blue-eyed, red haired boy. Although her birth went nothing like planned, it was not the trauma she had anticipated. And being a mother was in no way like holding someone else's baby...she loved it! She quickly learned that to enjoy motherhood and raise a normal child, she didn't have to be the perfect, by-the-books, high-pressure mother she had spent nine months reading about (and a lifetime dreading!). Inspired to share her thoughts, connect Jewish women and celebrate all kinds of mothers, she started LadyMama, a growing online community where she and other women document the joys and struggles in striving to stay smart, sane, stylish and spiritual.
Mimi loves “saying it like it is” and talking about the issues and subtleties that mothers often shy away from. Some of her most popular columns address infertility (Mother's Day for the Childless), the high price of shopping for food (Grocery Spending Stress Disorder), circumcision (The Tipping Point) and common misconceptions about being a mom (10 Untruths about Motherhood.)
Mimi lives with her husband, singer-songwriter Moshe Hecht (who is one of fourteen kids!) and their 15 month-old son, Shneur, in the Crown Heights section of Brooklyn, where they count their many blessings but dream of greener (and larger) pastures to raise their future family of who-knows-how-many kids.
In her free time, you can find Mimi sitting in her pajamas researching/writing/editing for LadyMama, Googling recipes (she doesn't own one single cookbook), searching for interesting finds on Craigslist and plotting her way back to buried hobbies like photography, painting and, um...exercising. Mimi is also a “Social Media Maven,” hired by people to boost their services and products via Facebook, Twitter and blogging. She is currently expecting her second child. When someone recently noticed her belly and said to her, “Wow, you're on a roll,” she simply smiled and responded “Yup, I sure am.”