Rebekah Yahoves

Freelance Writer

I am a writer, mother and music teacher from Long Island. My style is warm, whimsical, and inspirational, and I would love to make stories leap to life for your readers.

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Motherly
08/01/2017
Simple Ways to Teach English to Young Learners

There was a heat wave in Northwest Poland while my husband and I sat clammy and glowing in the adoption center. I was taking furious notes in the Vera Bradley journal I brought, trying to look organized and qualified, but aware every few seconds that I was neither.

Long Island News from the Long Island Press
08/09/2019
7 Things Teachers Wish Students Knew Before Going Back to School

Whether you're snapping your little one's pencil case shut or hoisting junior's college gear into the trunk, that time of year has come again. While buying brand-new school supplies may be exhilarating, preparing your young learner for a new classroom can be a challenge.

Mommypoppins
07/12/2018
New Splash Pad at Jones Beach is Sure to Delight

Let your kids spray away the heat and sprint away their energy against a sapphire horizon studded with beach umbrellas at Jones Beach State Park's new splash pad. The facility is located at the Central Mall area by Parking Field 4 and opened in late June.

Mommypoppins
07/14/2018
The Best Ice Cream Shops Near Playgrounds on Long Island

Summer was made for ice cream and exuberant swoops down the slide in the toasty sun. Here are our picks for magical treats near Long Island's pristine parks and our favorite playgrounds. And while you're thinking about sweet treats, check out our list of old-fashioned ice cream parlors on Long Island and the best candy shops for kids in our region.

Motherly
08/29/2017
Maria von Trapp: An Adoptive Parent's Hero

I've always identified with Maria. Not because I've ever been a nun, or fallen in love with a Navy captain, or whipped up some jumpers out of hippie-colored curtains, but because she was a bit of a flake. Known for being "always late for everything, except for every meal," her absent-minded whimsy w...

Adoption.com
The 8 Best Adoption Songs Out There

They make us belly-laugh, sniffle happy tears, and rock out with the windows down on the way to soccer practice. Music is a foolproof sensory bonding time between parents and children, as well as an emotional relief for those in the harder parts of the process.

Motherly
10/03/2017
How to Prepare for Adoption Like an Olympic Gymnast

This is a submission in our monthly contest. October's theme is Determination. Enter your own here!My childhood idol was Mary Lou Retton. I still get goosebumps when I watch the final vault of the routine that earned her an Olympic Gold Medal.It isn't so much the sprightliness and symmetry of her fl...