Category Archives: Hanukkah

When The Merry Isn’t In Your Christmas

Today, I’m asking you to go somewhere else, to read Tales From the Motherland. This is my first original Huffington Post piece– the first time I didn’t write it here first, and repost it there! So, please head over to … Continue reading

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If You Love Me, You Will Feed Me… And Other Dysfunctional Notes.

This is another contribution to the wonderful Blog Hop, hosted by Emily and Kelly. Each week they post a prompt, for the ongoing theme of “Remember the time when we…”. This weeks prompt is food: a memory, a recipe, a … Continue reading

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Sometimes The Pressure of the Holly, Isn’t So Jolly…

I’ve always been a Christmas person and when I married Smart Guy and we agreed to raise our children in Jewish faith, I embraced Hanukkah as well. That makes December a big huge holiday fest each year! I love the … Continue reading

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These Are A Few Of My Favorite Things… 2nd Annual

Note: Some knee surgery and plenty of November/December distractions have made writing a bit more challenging than usual. I’ve fallen behind. This week, I’m combining my Monday post and The Middle into one post. Also, for several hours I’ve been … Continue reading

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Tis The Season… Give.

In high school, I read the quote “To those whom much is given, much is expected.” It is most often ascribed to John F. Kennedy, but is borrowed from Luke 12:48 (“For unto whomsoever much is given, of him shall … Continue reading

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Oh Holy Craziness…Night.

‘Tis the season… THE season of: cheer, chaos, frenzy, delight, amusement, let-downs, build-ups, joy, remembrances, longing, friends, family, lines and Chinese zaniness. Ok, perhaps not everyone has the last one, but it’s likely you’ve each experienced most of the others … Continue reading

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The Middle… The U.N. Full Assembly

For new readers:  This year we took in two foreign exchange students, known here as China (16, boy) and Denmark (16, girl), making our home the U.N. for ten months.  Our youngest son, Little Man (15), represents the U.S.  Our … Continue reading

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