Julie Gerstenblatt is a comedy and culture blogger for The Huffington Post and a columnist for The Barrington Times. She writes with humor and candor about life, her friends and family, and the particular demands of motherhood and wifedom in modern-day suburbia. Her first novel, Lauren Takes Leave, explores similar themes and was published in 2012. Originally from Scarsdale, NY, she and her husband now reside in coastal Rhode Island with their two children.
When I moved with my husband and family from Scarsdale, New York to Barrington, Rhode Island four years ago, I knew I’d be making a lot of changes.
I didn’t realize that questioning my entire…sense of Jewishness would be one of them. The first inkling that I wasn’t going to fit in easily anymore came early in September, just as Rosh Hashanah did that year. My fourth-grade daughter came home from school and announced that her classmate was having a birthday party. "Check your email! Check your email!” she… >> Read More