The women’s room

While you're waiting for a shampoo or discussing whose turn is next, there's this warm female feeling of belonging.

January 2, 2019 20:15
3 minute read.
The women’s room

‘... WE EAVESDROP shamelessly on all the conversations around us about a grandson’s upcoming bar mitzvah or a daughter’s wedding.’. (photo credit: TNS)


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No matter what age a woman has reached, there seems to be a need to bond with other women. Apart from family and best friends, there is an innate need at regular intervals to be somewhere with other women, even if you don’t know their names.

When I was young and single, there were clubs where we’d meet (mostly to talk about boys, no matter what the club was called). In my previous incarnation as a young mother in Australia, a world away, there’d be a group at a playground, where between pushing prams and helping toddlers on and off swings and in and out of the sandbox, we’d talk to each other about inconsequential things, exchange recipes, joke about husbands and discuss the best kindergartens. When we came on aliyah and I was too busy working and raising a family to do much socializing even in brief snatches, I missed that casual bonding with other women. There was definitely something missing from my life.


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