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7 Sins I Commit in the Name of Motherhood

I do it all. F*ck yeah, I swear. I tell white lies as needed. I covet Tory Burch handbags. And, in a new devilish development, I am now living in sin with the guy I met through HuffPost. I don’t feel guilty about these infractions. The sins that keep me up at night, the ones I truly want to atone for on Yom Kippur, are those of the mommyhood variety. Continue reading

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To Be a Mom on Mother’s Day

It’s almost Mother’s Day. Even in the wake of burying my beautiful, beloved mom, it is still my favorite day of the year. It’s not because of the #1 Mom masterpieces, the cereal-and-brown-banana breakfasts in bed, or even the sweet … Continue reading

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Why There’s Nothing 50 Shades About Kissing Your Kid on the Lips

Do you kiss your kid on the lips? A friend of mine from college–a single dad who puckers up for his three boys–recently posed this question on Facebook (the place for life debates). His ex-wife tried to make him feel … Continue reading

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The 6 Injustices of Thyroid Cancer

Imagine if your best friend — the one who deserves a one hell of a co-pay for the psych-worthy advice she doles out on a daily basis (with love and/or or a swift kick in the butt, as needed) suddenly couldn’t speak.

My lifeline, Jill Gurfinkel, had paralyzed vocal cords for what seemed like forever. Not from cheering for her then 7-year-old son at his hockey game or yelling at him to eat his vegetables or even from litigating in Court (I don’t mess around; my chief counsel is a badass lawyer). The only thing that has ever robbed her of her voice was thyroid cancer.
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7 Reasons Why I Am Grateful for Cold Season

We’re on day five of an unidentified plague in my house. The past four nights have been sleepless for several unpleasant reasons. Night one: an unrelenting croup-like cough. Night two: a few rounds of throw up. Night three: a dangerously … Continue reading

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Cold Cookie Spree

Apparently, being cooped up due to knock-you-on-your-butt cold makes me bake. Hey, it’s better than bitch, right? I can’t be too much of a weather whiner. I was born and raised in Boston (well, a suburb a half-hour from the … Continue reading

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Happy Hanukkah Eve!

Sometimes it’s not easy being a Jew during Christmastime. There, I said it. But a kid I know came up with a brilliant idea to start to level the playing field. It’s all about Hanukkah Eve, baby. Yes! Hanukkah Eve. … Continue reading

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5 Healthy Hacks to Try on Your Kids This Holiday Season

‘Tis the season moms consider candy canes a viable breakfast option. Empty calories are no longer on our naughty list. Kids enjoy a prolonged sugar high knowing we’re feeling pretty damn good, too. Our oversized sweaters give us away. They … Continue reading

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Top 10 Rules for Dating a Single or Divorced Mom

So, I am recently back on the dating market after a long hiatus, this time with the cutest little boy ever (fact). My life is complex and chaotic, but it’s all mine now and I am embracing it fully (well, … Continue reading

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17 Things I Miss About My Mom on the Anniversary of Her Death

My mom died one year ago today. I somehow survived one full lap around the sun without my guiding light. Grief is an emotional vampire that, at times, sucked me dry of my reserve. I felt trapped in an endless, … Continue reading

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