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2000th Post!!

2000th Post!!

When I started writing this blog, just over 5 years ago, I had no idea that I would still be writing it in 2013, AND that people would actually want to read anything I had…

From the Mailbag: Deciding When to Have Children

From the Mailbag: Deciding When to Have Children

When I was first married, all I wanted was to be a mom. I just wanted a baby – I had wanted kids since the time I was 12. A baby to call my own,…

Boston Bomber: Should We Have Let Him Die?

Boston Bomber: Should We Have Let Him Die?

I haven’t written about the Boston Bombings – there’s not much I can add to all that has  been written. A devastating bombing, resulting in horrific deaths and injuries, and emotional trauma that will scar…

Do You Haiku?

Do You Haiku?

The art of the haiku is well known. You have a certain number of words and syllables in which to transmit your message. I never remember how many words or syllables, and my haikus just…

From the Mailbag: Spousal Privacy

From the Mailbag: Spousal Privacy

I saw this question on ImaMother too. I find it interesting that the person posted there and emailed me too. Hmmm. Or maybe someone else emailed me the question for the mailbag? Who knows. Anyhow….

WWYD – Returning item to store

WWYD – Returning item to store

I was at the shopping center the other day, and was approached by a young mother, with a sleeping baby in the stroller. Someone I didn’t know. She asked me if I was going upstairs…

Boston – My Heart Is With You

Boston – My Heart Is With You

There’s no way to understand the explosions in Boston yesterday. There’s no way to explain it so our little ones understand.  It is so hard to accept the evil in this world. I cannot imagine…

Mikvah and the Single Girl

Mikvah and the Single Girl

I regularly get emails from all kinds of people asking me all kinds of questions. This one just popped into my FB mailbox. Hey HSM, Can you ask your people a question: What’s the deal…

To Forgive a Killer

To Forgive a Killer

My Hebrew name is Hadassah Henya. I am named in memory of  Henya Sabo, my great-grandmother who, I have been told,  perished in the gas chambers at Auschwitz. Down below you can see the wedding…

Wishing You All a Happy Pesach

Wishing You All a Happy Pesach

I am heading to the kitchen to get my cooking going – chicken soup with matzah balls, chicken in white wine, brisket, mashed potatoes and kugel, and compote – to name a few of the…

Final Immigration Update

Final Immigration Update

As long-time blog readers know, my journey to becoming a legal resident of the United States has been a long and arduous one. Many people are under the assumption that by marrying a US Citizen…

On Writing

On Writing

I am in the midst of writing what I hope is a publishable book. I haven’t yet decided if I will self-publish or look for a publisher. I want to finish it first and have…