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To New Moms, from an Old Mom

To New Moms, from an Old Mom

My son makes aliyah next week and starts his new life. My friend’s oldest daughter is getting married the day after. Some of my friends have recently had their first babies. This post is dedicated…

Back to School Shopping. Again.

Back to School Shopping. Again.

We’re in the midst of summer break, and the last thing the kids want to think of is going back to school. But everywhere we go we are assaulted with BACK TO SCHOOL signs, emails,…

Creepy or Funny? You Decide

Creepy or Funny? You Decide

I am heading to college in the Fall. It has taken a lot of patience and perseverance, but today I finally registered for classes. I had to wait five weeks for my UK paperwork to…

To My Son on His 18th Birthday!

To My Son on His 18th Birthday!

Dear Aryeh, Today you officially become a man in the eyes of the law. Eighteen. Responsible. Able to vote. Today I become the parent of an adult. Seems like just yesterday I held you in…

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Scroll Up

(This first appeared on the Times of Israel in April 2013) I have been called a pseudo-feminist. I like to talk the talk, but don’t really walk the walk. I fulfill the traditional female role…

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…

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…