Jul 23 2014
How Do I Teach My Suburban Kids to be Environmentally Conscious?
My husband is vegan, we’re raising our children as vegetarians, and we even started our own vegan cheese company. But I have a confession: I am still woefully ignorant on many food-related environmental issues. Food labels, GMOs, and the intricacies … Continue reading
Jul 14 2014
Really, Esquire? I’m 42 & Now You Tell Me I’m Hot?
I am 42. Many of us have read Tom Junod’s Esquire article, “In Praise of 42-Year-Old Women.” In it, the author declares that 42 is the most alluring age of women this year. Yay, me!
Jun 30 2014
Jennifer Weiner On Her New Book, Her Boyfriend & Tweens With Santa Envy
Thirteen years ago, a friend gave me a book to read saying that I would love it. And I did. A curvy, Jewish girl who had a neurotic dog and is dating a doctor? Check, check, and check. I felt … Continue reading
Jun 11 2014
After Years of Upheaval, We Finally Have a Home
The early milestones in my life were not happy ones, revolving around death and displacement. I also was sick for part of my early adulthood and the years blended together into a blur without any milestones to mark the passage … Continue reading
Apr 23 2014
The Twins Are Turning One!
I walked into a baby mega-store the other day and passed the clothes section. Out of the corner of my eye I saw something that made me stop in my tracks…the tiniest onesie 3-pack on a hanger. I couldn’t believe … Continue reading
Mar 25 2014
Becoming A Mom Has Dumbed Me Down
It’s hard to admit the truth. But I can no longer hide behind “pregnancy brain” or “I am still within the first year of twins.” I am absent-minded, cannot remember anything past 22 seconds ago, and incapable of talking about … Continue reading
Mar 5 2014
Update: Crown Market Is Back in Business
I recently wrote about my local kosher market’s announcement that it was closing after 74 years in business and how devastating the news was to so many people in our community. I regretted not shopping there more often and wished I had … Continue reading
Feb 19 2014
My Local Kosher Market is Closing & I’m Part of the Reason Why
My community’s beloved Crown Market–serving the Greater Hartford community for 74 years with kosher products, butcher, deli-style prepared foods, and catering–announced this morning it was closing its doors. The Jewish community here is reeling. Increased competition in the area is … Continue reading
Feb 13 2014
Why I Added Some Jewish Learning to My Over-Scheduled Life
I am undoubtedly overwhelmed, overextended, and stretched too thin on any given day, at any given moment. A 3-year-old son, almost 10-month-old twin daughters, a home to maintain, a small business we are trying to grow, a new photography venture, … Continue reading
Jan 7 2014
And We Thought “Aiven Gray” was Unique
Cara and her husband Alex thought they had chosen a unique and meaningful name for their son that no other kid in class would have. Turns out, after doing some Internet searches for “Aiven Gray,” they stumbled upon another baby … Continue reading