Tag: Family


Blink of an eye
Family, Health |
May 11, 2014

Blink of an eye

Life can change in a blink of an eye. Everything is so delicate. We may not realize it because our world is hard and fast but it’s not always. And in the most tragic times, we often close up on ourselves and stay quiet. We create a safe space and control that space. But as I think about this, I am reminded of an episode of the Dennis Prager show’s “Male/Female Hour.” He discusses the importance of having ‘couple’ friends that you can open up to. Often we lie or ‘vaguebook’ or......

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A Special Poem on Mother’s Day

I am not yet struggling with Infertility (IF) because we only had one miscarriage. But here is a poem that was shared in one of my groups for those who find this day challenging. For the 1 in 8: Happy mother’s day it comes around every year but when you have empty arms it’s sometimes hard to hear...

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Ethical Jewish Food Movement

Just so happens, that I got a call the other day from a lovely Denver Post reporter about the Jewish ethical food movement. She was looking for a statement from the JCC about why this is important to add to her piece about Rabbi Soloway and his work in Boulder. We talked for… maybe 30-40 minutes. 🙂 We talked about how the ancient Jews agricultural laws guide us today. How we know now that letting land rest between planting helps the output and Judaism guides us in these things. We spoke about......

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Days like today…

When crisis strikes in Colorado, Israel or really anywhere in the world, my days look like this: Wake up. Learn there is a crisis. Obsessively check Facebook, Twitter, news outlets, any information I can find online (in the case of the November 2012 Israeli engagement it was an awesome blogger giving blow by blow)....

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Young Me/Old Me
Random |
May 31, 2013

Young Me/Old Me

I may be creating a never ending spiral by posting this but… it got me thinking. And frankly as meme’s go, this isn’t the worst one… A friend from high school wrote a post with the identical title – Young Me/Old Me wherein she referenced another mutual friend from high school who wrote I think I’ve turned into a wuss....

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Update on the No Pants Dance

I was over at my favorite financial advice website, LearnVest, reading an article about this woman’s quest for a perfect credit score and I realized… I just stopped my No Pants Dance updates when I got engaged. I mean, to be honest, I was a little bit distracted by my handsome fiancé and our wedding and then our honeymoon and now our adorable puppy BUT that is no excuse. Let’s start with a recap. I decided to do the No Pants Dance in May of last year. Read about that here. Then......

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Mandy Patinkin at JFS Luncheon

I had the pleasure of listening to Mr. Patinkin speak at the Jewish Family Service luncheon here in Colorado. He was a joy to listen to and he sang a little bit of a song a the end in English and Yiddish. Here are my tweets from the event and the sound bite at the end.   JFS luncheon with @alliedjewish and Mandy Patinkin (@ Hyatt Regency Denver at Colorado Convention Center) 4sq.com/145VpRr — Talia Haykin – טליה (@thdpr) April 24, 2013   Waving hi, @jonathanlev ! Table 79 at @jfs_colo #jfsel13......

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First Comes Love…

Then comes marriage… Then comes a PUPPY! The Haykins have expanded to three. Last week, we did our first adult thing since getting married… we adopted a puppy! She’s the cutest little thing ever. Stats: Name: Soba Schnoodle Haykin Breed: Schnoodle (Schnauzer/Poodle) Weight: 8 lbs Temperament: ADORABLE, sweet, calm, and playful Here are some pics of our new little girl!...

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The Name Change Game – Part 1

I wrote this post over on my wedding blog but I thought you all might find it helpful too. Hello ladies! In all my post-wedding glow, I have been trying to get some business done! That involves changing my name to Haykin (something I was very excited about but did not do without thought). It is kinda a jungle out there when it comes to name changing. There are a lot of resources but I found out somethings while I was doing it that I thought I would share. This is only......

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The Wedding Challenge
Wedding |
December 28, 2012

The Wedding Challenge

It is the most amazing time of your life. It really is. You are planning the day when you marry your soul mate, your Beshert. When you get engaged, it’s all so exciting and happy… then you start planning. I have been told, by recently married friends, that the bickering and fights that happen during this time are the worst… oh boy! I am fortunate that my dear fiance isn’t picky and has only reserved veto power in this process but it doesn’t mean that we haven’t had our challenges. From the......

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