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
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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
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?
It's Mailbag Monday at Dim Sum and Doughnuts! Below are the topics/questions for this installment. Feel free to agree, disagree or add on in the comment section. #ItTakesAVillage Here we go, … [Read more...] about Mailbag Monday! When You Didn’t Mean To Hit REPLY TO ALL, Teenager Mood Swings and The Big Game
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
"It's Her Story To Tell" A Dim Sum & Doughnuts Guest Post By: Laurie Freeman Every age presents a new challenge when our kids are growing up. And as much as we try or think we should shelter … [Read more...] about It’s Her Story To Tell
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
I got my first tattoo when I was nineteen. At the time, I was very tight with my dad and in a relationship with someone I really liked. My dad also liked him. It was the end of my sophomore year at … [Read more...] about What Happens When You Give Up Your Name
When I was in line at the drug store the other day, the guy in front of me was noticeably irritated. It seems he had to wait a few minutes before the cashier got to her register, so he got annoyed. I … [Read more...] about Mean People Suck
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?