The Birds and the Bees – Say it Ain’t So!

The Birds and the Bees – Say it Ain’t So!

I was eleven when I learned about sex. My classmates and I had snuck into an empty classroom at recess, and one of them had drawn diagrams on the chalkboard explaining what a daddy does…

Israel Packing List

Israel Packing List

My son has asked me to ask my “people” what he needs to pack for Israel.  He has a two bag, 140 lbs weight allowance. He’s going to be heading to ulpan for the first…

Midlife Crisis Alert!

Midlife Crisis Alert!

Now that I have your attention. As you all know I recently turned forty. I have used the opportunity to take a long hard look at my life, and to re-examine where I am versus…

The Lancome Scandal – An Update

The Lancome Scandal – An Update

From the Yated, written by Rabbi Golding: Back in the early ‘70s, the very first shiur (of many, many more) that I heard from my rebbi, Rav Avrohom Pam zt”l, was a Friday shmuess in…

2nd Annual Long Island Kosher BBQ Championship and Kosher Food Festival

2nd Annual Long Island Kosher BBQ Championship and Kosher Food Festival

I am honoured to be one of the judges this year at the Long Island Kosher BBQ Championship. Temple Beth Torah – Westbury, NY – June 9th, 2013 from 11:00 am to 3:30 pm FREE…

Blogging Success!

Blogging Success!

A while ago I wrote a post about how my youngest son almost was never born. He turned eleven last week and I reposted it around, and added the post to BlogHer. Today that post…

Letting Them Fly The Nest

Letting Them Fly The Nest

Three months isn’t a long time in the whole scheme of things. A quarter of a year. A blink, a sigh. But these next three months are huge over here in the HSM household. Within…

BOOK REVIEW: Binding Memories: A Clock is Rewound in Prague by Diane Greenberg

BOOK REVIEW: Binding Memories: A Clock is Rewound in Prague by Diane Greenberg

You know by now how much I love to read – and when I read I become personally invested in the story and I try to find something to identify with the main character. I…

The Purpose of Hair Covering – To Cover The Hair, or To Be Aware?

The Purpose of Hair Covering – To Cover The Hair, or To Be Aware?

I had a moment today where I got all panicked that I had left the house without covering my hair. I was sitting in the library and all of a sudden had the need to…

Rabbis Need to Be Careful When Dispensing Advice

Rabbis Need to Be Careful When Dispensing Advice

I am sure my long time readers remember the immigration hell I went through after I married the KoD. Things were really bad at the time, and we were getting no answers from the immigration…

Too Much Connectivity

Too Much Connectivity

Last night I attended an event at The J Soho – the guest speaker was Allison Josephs, of Jew in the City fame. Allison and I have met several times over the past few years,…

Get Your Boobies Squished!!

Get Your Boobies Squished!!

I recently turned 40, and at my annual gynecologist appointment she told me it was time to have my first mammogram. I scheduled the appointment, read up on what to expect, remembered to forego my…