This week, a report was released by the HR Policy Association, a group of more than 380 major U.S. companies, calling Congress to provide an optional amount of paid parental leave for companies.…Basically, if companies meet that standard, they can be protected by state laws that may require more. Basically, this means these companies don't want to give ample time off, which is pretty lame—especially since many tech companies and corporations are willingly going in the other direction, with longer leave periods and more flex times. The companies… >> Read More
Mother’s Day is almost here (we know, we know…), as it's on Sunday, May 14. Usually, this is the time you start to see every magazine everywhere churning out gift guides to get moms you love,…whether your mom, mother-in-law, your sister, or your friends. But, what about you? Shouldn't you treat yourself? Being a mom is hard work, and sometimes, we need to a little self-care. While I am always about taking time to do things that relax you (like scheduling in a yoga session at your favorite place, getting… >> Read More
Recently, for the first time in a long time, my husband and I planned a rather extravagant evening out. It started with drinks at a cocktail lounge, followed by dinner at a nice restaurant, and then…a concert by one of my favorite performers. We were looking forward to this night for weeks—but every time it came up in conversation, I found myself feeling surprisingly awkward about it. When a good friend, for example, asked what we were doing that weekend, I told her our plans, and while her response was nothing… >> Read More
Mother's Day is almost here (we know, we know...), only a few Sundays away on May 14. Because of this, we're hosting a giveaway that may excite you.
We're giving away two personalized Hebrew bar…combination necklaces made by jewelry-maker Emily Rosenfeld. This means if you enter to win, you can either keep your necklace, or give the other to a mom you love. Since the necklaces are personalized, the winners will be able to choose the text on the front (and back, if you like), a gemstone briolette, and a tiny dot. To… >> Read More
Once, when my mother was a nurse, she was assigned a patient coming out of eye surgery. He was very friendly until she unwrapped his bandages. “I would rather die than be treated by a Jew!” he…said upon seeing her for the first time. Then he spat on her. My father was refused by a university because of quotas. Then he was denied his PhD, because he is Jewish too. They had no options. To escape the rampant anti-Semitism of the former U.S.S.R., my family emigrated to San Francisco in the… >> Read More