Tag Archives: Hanukkah

I’ll Have A Blue Christmas Without You…

  I’ve always loved Christmas, and when I married Smart Guy and we agreed to raise our children in the Jewish faith, I embraced Hanukkah as well. For nearly 30 years, December has been a month of festivity and fun! … Continue reading

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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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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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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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Countdown to Holiday Spirit: Oh Baby, Call Me Ho, Ho, Ho!

Spoiler alert:  Family members– Do not read this post until after Christmas. Or, do not read the last paragraph. I can’t stop you of course, but I for one still believe in Santa, and I think you’d rather be surprised. … Continue reading

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