Sep 24 2014
What Makes This Rosh Hashanah Different From All Others?
While settling into our new house this summer, I unpacked several boxes that had been sealed for so long that the contents were long forgotten. Some contained treasures I was thrilled to find again and others were filled with junk … Continue reading
Sep 9 2014
I’m Freaked Out by the School Bus Horror Stories on Social Media
I have watched the stream of first-day-of-school photos flood social media these last couple of weeks, and all these beautiful, shiny children, smiling with carefully chosen too-large-to-fail backpacks have made me look forward to my son starting school next year. … Continue reading
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