Sara Nuland is an attorney turned stay-at-home mom of two children aged 4 and 6. Originally from New York, she has lived on both coasts and in several cities and now calls Fairfield County Connecticut, home. Other than witty posts on Facebook and Twitter this is her first published work.
“Princess Elsa couldn’t pray here.”
We are sitting in Chabad services for Rosh Hashanah. My 5-year-old daughter is perched on a chair next to me. Her brother made a…beeline for the kids’ service the moment we stepped into the hotel hosting the services. I couldn’t blame him, and quite frankly, I’d have done the same since even I could see those services looked awesome. But my daughter wasn’t interested. She had her bag of books from home and her purple stuffed seahorse, and… >> Read More
I think Christmas and I are breaking up. Itʼs not an easy thing to say. But nevertheless, there it is; itʼs time to end my Christmas love affair. My rabbi/husband will be thrilled.
I suppose a…little explanation is in order. I do not celebrate Christmas. I never have. I grew up in a Jewish household and Christmas, unlike bacon, was strictly off limits. As young children my brother and I were carted off to the Concord Hotel in the Catskills where Christmas was apparently also verboten. There we ate (and… >> Read More