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May 10, 2014, 11:13 PM
My Mom, My Twin
It’s Mother’s Day, why can’t we just freaking enjoy it? I demanded to know through clenched teeth. Oh, if ever there was a moment that I embodied my mother, that was it, cocked eyebrow, flared nostrils and all. Too bad I...
Jan 19, 2014, 6:10 AM
In the waiting room: Her C-section, my hysterectomy
She looks just like me: Mid-late 20’s. Nervously perched hands over her belly. Convinced that 'leggings as pants' are appropriate to wear in public. We’re just alike. Together we sit in a waiting room. Same uncomfortable chairs. Same ultrasounds to check for...
Dec 18, 2013, 2:53 AM
Traditions with my Catholic mom
My mom might not be the Jewish parent, but in our family, she's the keeper of the traditions. Every year for Hanukkah she brings down my Great-Grandma Rose's menorah. Every year she buys the candles. Every year she makes sure we light...
Nov 9, 2013, 4:24 AM
Liberated By My Ink- Tattoos And Secrets
"No tattoos" my mother said. "Don't do drugs, don't get pregnant as a teenager, and don't mark your body." Those were her three major rules and while I managed two of them, I broke her heart when I inked mine. I'd...
Oct 23, 2013, 2:30 AM
Straddling Two Worlds
"It's like there are two totally different sides of you." That's what my friend commented immediately following a gala I co-chaired in my role as an Advisory Board Member for Catholic Charities Los Angeles- San Pedro region. Standing there in...
Sep 12, 2013, 7:12 AM
Amends for a Yom Kippur Recovery
I was recently told a saying I had never heard before but made total sense: ego is the way of edging God out. And man... Have I known what its like to be a product of my own ego. I don't normally do...
Jul 12, 2013, 7:27 PM
My Fairy (Writer) Godmother
Our social media director, Sarah Tuttle-Singer, reminded us this week in a Facebook post about how her life has changed since she published her first post with The Times of Israel. That got me thinking -- how has my life...
Jun 29, 2013, 11:00 PM
Match me no match
Being single for two years has been glorious, and if it continues indefinitely, that's OK too
Apr 16, 2013, 9:49 AM
The World I Want to Live In
When I was in the 3rd grade, my dad took me to Bring your kids to work day for the first time. I vividly remember 2 things standing out from that first visit: 1. The propaganda style poster hanging in...
Mar 12, 2013, 8:19 AM
So, why am I still Catholic?
Passover and Easter both remind us to keep our hope alive (even if it's easier to talk to the rabbi than the priest)
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