Tag Archives: Autumn

Owning what divides us

My 10-year-old tells me he likes attending Friday night services at our synagogue because of the cookies served afterward. Despite his eating more than the two or three treats we’ve agree on beforehand, I’m glad he’s also digesting important lessons … Continue reading

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Be very afraid (31 for 21)

Infuriating. That’s how it feels to be told “No.” In not quite these words, my city’s recreation department said: No, we don’t want your child’s kind. We don’t want to do what it takes to include him in our program. … Continue reading

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October is… (31 for 21)

October is a new beginning. September sucks. Not completely, but September can be truly anxiety producing. School has begun, way too many activities start, and for many of us, there are the important Jewish holidays, which if you do them … Continue reading

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Zombie time of year

It’s that spooky time of year when pumpkins adorn doorsteps and zombies float in the trees above neighbor’s lawns. Cooler mornings and chilly nights taunt as darkness increases. There seems to be less time to get things done and more … Continue reading

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No time to grieve

Two years ago today, I said good-bye to my close friend, forever. But not really. I never felt as though I’d said an adequate farewell to Krista. The end of her life was turmoil, denial, and uncomfortable tip-toeing around heated … Continue reading

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31 for 21: Too much holiday?

When Halloween falls on a Monday, related school festivities start the Friday before, and themed events occur the previous weekend. My little dino signs “dinosaur” during our very own pre-Halloween parade on bikes around the block. We were actually on our way to … Continue reading

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31 for 21: No time for playtime?

I used to get jealous of SAHMs (stay-at-home moms) who seemed to have endless playdates and time with their kids. I know that’s just one of those grass-is-always-greener moments. I’m part SAHM-part working mom, and I think that may be … Continue reading

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