Here’s What Happened When I Gave Up Bread for 30 Days (Published In The Huffington Post)

In the last ten or twenty years bread has become the diet devil. What a fall from grace for a dietary staple that was once considered a divine and spiritual food. Didn’t God shower it from heaven on the Israelites Continue reading Here’s What Happened When I Gave Up Bread for 30 Days (Published In The Huffington Post)

Thanks, But Please Don’t Tell Me How to Celebrate Thanksgiving (Published in The Times of Israel)

Sometimes I wish I could put in earplugs while standing in line at the grocery store. Perhaps if the lines were shorter, I’d zip through unscathed. The other day I just couldn’t help overhearing the guy in front of me Continue reading Thanks, But Please Don’t Tell Me How to Celebrate Thanksgiving (Published in The Times of Israel)

Why I Don’t Want to Be Friends with My Kids’ Friends’ Parents (Published in Kveller)

I learned my lesson the hard way years ago: I don’t seek out friendships with my kids’ friends’ parents. When my son was 9 years old, he befriended two boys whose mothers were close friends. Inevitably we got sucked into Continue reading Why I Don’t Want to Be Friends with My Kids’ Friends’ Parents (Published in Kveller)

The Time I Waxed My Bikini Line for the First Time with My Best Friends (Published in Kveller)

My daughter and her BFFs were having breakfast at my kitchen counter after a sleepover. They were watching me flit about the kitchen, chopping and bagging ahead of my busy day so that we would have an easy and healthy Continue reading The Time I Waxed My Bikini Line for the First Time with My Best Friends (Published in Kveller)

5 Ways We Absurdly Manipulate the Facebook Like Button (Published In The Huffington Post)

 After a recent conversation with a friend, I began to wonder if the power of the Facebook like is a figment of my imagination. Can your so-called Facebook friends send you subliminal messages by liking or not liking your status Continue reading 5 Ways We Absurdly Manipulate the Facebook Like Button (Published In The Huffington Post)