Category Archives: Non-Fiction

  1. Open Love Letter to My Forever Friend (2016 Edition)

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    August 24, 2016 by Melanie L.

    Dear Ali, It’s our birthday month, August, again; the fifth since you’ve been gone.  I used to send you a birthday …
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  2. How I Met My Dream Guy Within Six Weeks of My Separation

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    August 31, 2015 by Melanie L.

    Huffington Post – Divorce picked up my blog piece originally titled “Stuck on Stupid.”  Read all about how I met …
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  3. True Love Tarried

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    August 27, 2015 by Melanie L.

    I never owned a crystal ball.  Even if I did, I can assure you that I would have seen nothing in …
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  4. Open Love Letter to My Forever Friend (2015 Edition)

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    August 24, 2015 by Melanie L.

    Dear Ali, It’s our birthday month, August, again; the fourth since you’ve been gone.  I used to send you a birthday …
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  5. 6 Common Mistakes New Moms Should Avoid

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    August 1, 2015 by Melanie L.

    Originally posted on My Own Champion:
    Practice makes perfect.  That’s a given.  Since, I have been “practicing” motherhood for just about five…

  6. 6 Reasons Why Single Women Should Break A Leg

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    May 15, 2015 by Melanie L.

    Originally posted on My Own Champion:
    And by “break a leg” I don’t mean the stage-performance version of “do a great job out…

  7. Thank You, Abe

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    November 26, 2014 by Melanie L.

    I can’t think of a better time to reflect on my immigrant great-grandparents, the sacrifices they made, and the resulting …
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Melanie L.

Melanie L.

I'm a happily re-married, full-time lawyer, and full-time mom raising two adorable vilde chayas (Yiddish: wild things) named Monkey and Peanut (not their real names!). I am often seen in public counting to three. In addition to parenting and writing, I also love photography, cosmology, evolutionary anthropology, and all things Israel.

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