This book, subtitled “Insights into Nurturing” is a revision of Tokayer’s earlier book Created in Wisdom. As a mother of seven, grandmother, contributor to Natural Jewish Parenting magazine and a former La Leche League Leader, the author has a lot to say to new mothers about keeping their children close, breastfeeding, co-sleeping, physical contact and more. Special chapters are devoted to preemie considerations and postpartum depression. The author weaves personal experiences, traditional Jewish sources, and scientific studies, and illustrates how it is possible and desirable to grow spiritually through caring for your children. Despite the fact that her deep religious faith comes through on every page, the tone is not heavy-handed and is suitable for non-observant Jewish women who are somewhat traditional in their beliefs.
Privately published, 2006, 143 pages.