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Come Here Often? I’m Back – Help Me Take a Stand Against Trolls and Nasty People

*** IMPORTANT UPDATE *** After several emails back and forth with Elizabeth (Damomma), I am rewriting this post.  She’d rather move on from this incident, and I don’t blame her one bit.  While I think she and I have different views about this situation, I respect her desire to keep herself on the down-low, so … Continue reading

Amy Meltzer Rocks

. . . and not just because she wrote lovely things about me.  She is an amazing mom, educator, blogger and one serious Jew.  She was kind enough to say that she considers me her “blogging Bubbe” and I am honored to carry that title.  I have learned so much from Amy and I know … Continue reading


<rant> How is that in 2009 we have people who believe the president of the United States is transmitting a “socialist propaganda” message to our children by telling them to stay in school?  This is unbelievable to me. I did not agree with President Bush 75% of the time, I did not vote for him, … Continue reading

Preschool Theology, Part II

Overheard in the bath: my daughter Shayna, the daughter of very ideological Reform Jews, and her cousin Maia, daughter of my brother and sister-in-law, who are Orthodox (the girls are the same age – just a few months apart): Shayna: Maia, guess what?  God lives in my pupik. Maia, very shocked: SHAYNA! THAT’S NOT TZNIUS … Continue reading

Preschool Theology

Shayna: “Mommy, I know where God lives.” Me: “Really?  Where?” Shayna: “In my pupik [belly].” Me: “In your pupik?” Shayna: “Yes, Morah Julie told me God is everywhere and inside all of us.” Me: “Oh.  Does God like it in there?” Shayna: “Yes, I eat very healthy.”