Dec 20 2011
I’m About to Turn 40
Tomorrow I will turn 40. I am big on birthdays, just not my own. Still, I usually have a few things on my wish list. This year, though, I don’t want anything but more of the same. I never thought … Continue reading
Nov 11 2011
The Blessings of Bubbes and Zaides
Since Aiven was born last year my husband and I have had the tremendous honor of watching our parents become his bubbes and zaides.
Nov 10 2011
Accessorizing My Way to Exercise
It has been a little over a year since I gave birth yet I still look seven months pregnant.
Nov 2 2011
Big Fat Canadian Bris
My BFF lives in a small windswept Canadian city with a tight-knit Jewish community. Over 400 people showed up to her son’s bris!
Nov 1 2011
Everything is Suckier in Texas
We have no place to call home, no job, and once again, no baby.
Oct 24 2011
Happy for Shalit, But Mourning for My Friend
My friend, Fern Shawna Rykiss, was murdered in 1989 when a terrorist hijacked her bus and plunged it into a ravine. She was 17 years old. Fern spent much of her senior year fundraising for her trip to Israel, and … Continue reading
Oct 18 2011
Keeping Up With Your Commitments
Sandwiched between returning from three months in Europe and moving to Austin, TX, we planned a four-day pit stop in New York to pick up some wayward items we left behind, see a few friends, and say farewell to my … Continue reading
Oct 10 2011
My Son’s First Birthday
This morning when we went downstairs for breakfast, my husband announced to everyone, “It’s my son’s first birthday!” This seemed like a huge turnaround in his attitude from just a week ago. As Aiven’s first birthday approached, Alex begrudged much … Continue reading
Sep 15 2011
How To Make a Baby in Four Easy Steps
I have seen it all: accidental pregnancies and OCD planned pregnancies; fertile myrtles and test tube babies. If there’s anything I’ve learned, it’s that challenges with conceiving do not discriminate. Which brings me to a pet peeve of mine. I … Continue reading
Sep 14 2011
Seeking Peace When On the Road
How did the Israelites maintain Shalom Bayit (peace in the home) as they wandered the desert for 40 years? I lose my patience after my husband got us lost for 40 minutes. Like the Israelites, my family has been nomadic … Continue reading