Not long after I got married, one of my friends said to me: “You know… you don’t have to have kids. “ She said it in passing, and she said it lovingly, but when we hung up, I felt a little off … [Read more...] about You Don’t Have To Have Kids
Marriage and Family
Not Everybody Is Going To Like You
The other day, after school, one of my daughters was blah blah blah about some game she and her friends were playing at recess. I stopped her because the story was taking like 3 hours, and … [Read more...] about Not Everybody Is Going To Like You
Do You Believe In G-D?
As a parent there are certain, inevitable questions you need to be prepared for: “Where do babies come from?” “Who invented pretzels?” And the ever popular: “Do you believe in G-D?” … [Read more...] about Do You Believe In G-D?
Know Your Worth
When it comes to committed relationships, there are two types of girls. (There are probably more, but for the point of this piece, there are two.) First, there are the girls who make … [Read more...] about Know Your Worth
The Election: 2016
During the final weeks leading up to the 2016 presidential election, my 7 year old (JJ) asked me every day: “Mommy, who are you voting for?” And every day I’d respond the same way: … [Read more...] about The Election: 2016
What Are You Going To Do?
We just celebrated Rosh Hashana. Rosh Hashana always falls in the fall. It’s either “early” or it’s “late,” but it’s always in the fall. Apples and honey, the shofar and the Torah: Rosh Hashana marks … [Read more...] about What Are You Going To Do?
Because They Believe What We Tell Them
In 2013, the owners of a Metro Detroit sneaker store called “Burn Rubber” got together with Eminem and produced an online reality series called Detroit Rubber. I don't know which came first, the store … [Read more...] about Because They Believe What We Tell Them
Charity Begins At Home
In light of our VERY FIRST DS+D charity event at Restyle Child (in Birmingham, Michigan) to benefit the "Wish Upon A Teen" foundation, I bring you this post from February of … [Read more...] about Charity Begins At Home
Intrusive In Laws, Awkward Moments and Family Questions
Welcome to Mailbag Monday 7.0! Our first question comes from the Dim Sum and Doughnuts email inbox: Hi, I have a husband and 3 kids. We are both Greek and our family life is a lot like the movie … [Read more...] about Intrusive In Laws, Awkward Moments and Family Questions
If You Should Fall
During the winter of 2015, one of my friends posted a video chronicling three different athletes and their road to the Olympics. The video started on the ice when the athletes were babies. They were … [Read more...] about If You Should Fall