Tag: Friends


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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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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The Value of Mom Friends

I didn’t get the concept of ‘mom friends’ until we started trying to have a baby. I joined the “You are having a baby due in December 2014” group immediately. We all obsessed about the same stuff and it felt like a pretty safe space to talk about all the things I really wanted to talk about but my husband was uninterested in. And then we lost our first baby. And the moms who had been there before guided me through my grief. Then I joined the “You are having a baby due......

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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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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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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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A Shabbat of Peace For All

I am taking a moment out of my day to stop reading about the impeding war in Israel… to stop looking at pictures of dead and injured children on both sides… to stop drafting messages from my CEO to our community on what is going on in Israel… Why? (Other than the obvious answer of, that is all insanely depressing) To say to all of you…   SHABBAT SHALOM   Let this be a sabbath of peace. For the Israelis. For the Gazans and Palestinians. For my friends and family who are......

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The Engagement Interlude
Wedding |
October 24, 2012

The Engagement Interlude

Ever since I got engaged I noticed a few things. First and foremost… I can’t think about anything for any period of time without wedding planning creeping into my brain… it’s like a bug… an awesome frilly, lacy bug… but a bug that distracts me from work. 🙂 Next, the day after we got engaged, everyone immediately asked “So when is the wedding?” “Where are you getting married?” OY! I was still distracted by the shiny object on my ring finger… much less had started planning. Then the oddest thing started happening…......

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Creating A Return On An Investment…

ROI – in business ROI stands for return on investment… And that is exactly what Lynn Schusterman got from the recent ROI Community Summit in Jerusalem, a return on her investment of the future of the Jewish people. From June 10-14, I attended this summit in Jerusalem with 150 other young Jewish innovators. Out of 600 applications, we were selected as connectors and creators, entrepreneurs and catalysts. From the United States, Israel, England, South Africa, Latvia, Brussels, Turkey, and even Uganda, we represented 30 countries. As a community, we descended on Jerusalem......

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T-8 Days Until the No Pants Dance

I announced here yesterday that I would be starting a No Pants Skirts Dance on June 1. What does that mean? Well, it means that I won’t be buying clothing or knickknacks for three months. I’m cutting my extraneous shopping budget down to zero (just like Captain Planet and pollution… sorry, that song was in my head). I was scared and a bit nervous for several reasons. First, I hate doing these things so ‘publicly’ (aka on my blog) because I do not like to fail and I like even less when......

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