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Visiting Christmas
Family, Judaism |
December 13, 2017

Visiting Christmas

As a child, we rarely lived in an area with a large Jewish population. While I was born in NYC, we moved around from the time I was about seven for my father’s job. The first response I always get to that statement is the question, “Oh was he military?” and I always say, “sort of, he’s a rabbi.” My father’s rabbinical jobs took us to a college town then a tiny vacation/snow bird town in Florida. Needless to say, I didn’t grow up with a huge Jewish community or many of......

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An Imperfect Mom Confessional

This article originally appeared on GrokNation.   I burned the frozen vegetables. I burned the frozen vegetables because my dog was insanely barking and I had to put her in her crate upstairs and then my toddler was crying and asking me to read a book and I’m worried about my husband who contracted Hand Foot and Mouth and it’s two days before we are flying out on a business trip and I’m 7 months pregnant and I’m tired and I’m worried about the taxes and paperwork I have to file for......

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Oh Baby(iators)

We were first introduced to the world of Babiators at a maternity leave lunch date. Several of us had babies at the same time and were on maternity leave together. We sat outside and my little guy got the bad spot, right in the sun. So the ladies collected supplies for us. A frilly, girly bonnet, a muslin to drape and bust up the sun, and a pair of Babiators....

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Your New Best Friend Has Your Back

My mom used to brag that from the time I could walk and had my balance, she made me carry my own ‘stuff.’ Wipes, diapers, blankey, etc. She got me a tiny backpack in the early 80’s and relieved herself of the burden of a diaper bag. I didn’t think it was silly, per se, but let’s say that I didn’t get it. Now I get it. Between my purse and lunch and workout clothes and his nap supplies, extra clothes, wipes, lunch, etc… and then carrying the wiggly toddler through the......

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Compassion For Those Who Have Suffered A Miscarriage

I recently wrote an article for Mayim Bialik’s GrokNation about miscarriage for Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness Month. I crowd sourced the topic, feeling like it had been done so much lately but I found that there were several topics still to touch on. This was one of them… How to express your love and compassion for a friend who has experienced a loss… from someone who has heard it all! Click here to read it at GrokNation. Between April 2014 and September 2014, I had been pregnant three times. The first......

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Eggs at the Coffee Table
Family |
October 26, 2016

Eggs at the Coffee Table

I was having rough morning. Who am I kidding… I had been having a rough couple of weeks. Nugget has been cutting two top teeth and two top molars for what feels like 52 years. It’s been a drooling, crying, waking up at 3am nightmare around this house. But Sunday was bad. I woke up after not much sleep with a crick in my neck so painful that I couldn’t move my head. Uh great. That’s super helpful when you are the only parent on that day and have a 23 pound......

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discipline, toddler, life lessons

My little guy was bit by another kid in daycare the other day. It happened right before pick up and he was pretty sad about it when I got there. Now I know that at 16 months the things I say aren’t going to stick but one phrase that just came out of my mouth when I was trying to comfort him was “baby, there are bad people in this world.” I was surprised and froze for a second. I didn’t mean that in his situation. What I meant to say was there......

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Laundry Stripping
Family |
September 22, 2016

Laundry Stripping

Oh yeah, let that title sink in…  laundry stripping… I know you are excited. This is going to be a very sexy post… all about dirty laundry! Ahh the life of a wife and mom. So hawt. As one of my friends commented when I said this was my new obsession, “Picturing you doing a sexy dance in your laundry room…” As you should… as you should. Anywho, here’s the story. I was at my wits end. Between the sour milk smell in some of the nugget’s onesies and the stank in......

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Looking Forward To Mondays?
Family |
September 18, 2016

Looking Forward To Mondays?

When I was single and married without kids I hated Mondays (this should not come as a shock to anyone) and LOVED Fridays (again, no shock). The weekends were bliss. Saturdays were for sleeping in, drinking coffee on the porch, reading the Wall Street Journal cover to cover (minus the business section), maybe even reading a book, long walks with the doggie, and studying Hebrew. Sundays were farmers markets, grocery shopping, laundry, errands, and cleaning, the gym and fancy coffee… all done together as a couple. Since the nugget was born, everything......

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