Tag Archives: parenting

  1. 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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  2. Hallowing Shabbat

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    October 31, 2014 by Melanie L.

    Earlier this year, Purim and St. Patrick’s Day followed in close succession creating a festive celebratory weekend for all. Though …
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  3. Formula for Failure

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    October 15, 2014 by Melanie L.

    The scale dipped when I courted my fear of judgment.  Charmed, I silenced instinct and succumbed. Pallor claimed his cheeks. Definition …
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  4. My Night With a Muppet and Other Mishegas

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    September 24, 2014 by Melanie L.

    When I was a young child, somewhere near the age of six, I scared the crap out of my mom.  …
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  5. Labor Day Reflections on the Toughest Job

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    September 3, 2014 by Melanie L.

    Twenty-one years ago, my boss, the assistant manager at CVS/Pharmacy store #813, expected me to come to work everyday with a …
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  6. Big Summer Blowout

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    August 28, 2014 by Melanie L.

    Trigger warning: explicit sh!t.   Even in ideal circumstances dating is awkward.  Dating experts advise daters to, “Just be yourself.”  That’s …
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  7. The Accidental Naturalist (Edited)

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    August 12, 2014 by Melanie L.

      I was scared sh!tless. I was scared because the labor of my second pregnancy was nothing like my first.  …
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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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