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Still the one

By Mrs. Shoshana F

October 20, 2008 | 1:30 am

One year ago, there were fires in mid-October.
This year, there were fires in mid-October.

One year ago, we were planning to take a cruise.
This year we are planning to take a cruise.

... read on
  • What are you doing New Year’s Eve?

    By Mrs. Shoshana F

    September 28, 2008 | 9:52 pm

    To my beloved husband,

    Since circumstances this Rosh Hashanah require us, once again, to be more than 1,700 miles apart, I wanted to tell you something. And it’s not because I’m lonely, and it’s not because it’s almost New Year’s Eve.

    It’s because I wanted to let you know that... read on

  • I can’t believe you haven’t seen it

    By Mrs. Shoshana F

    September 18, 2008 | 3:59 am

    I learned a lot about my husband when we went on our first date at CityWalk. While sitting at Howl at the Moon, he with his Smirnoff Ice, me with my Appletini, we made a list. It wasn’t a list about our hopes and dreams, about our future plans or even about questions we had for... read on

  • A request from the Jewlyweds

    By Mrs. Shoshana F

    September 8, 2008 | 2:04 pm

    Dear Friends and Family,

    Adam and I want to thank you for the countless politically themed e-mail forwards, Web links, Facebook group invites and YouTube clips that you’ve sent our way over the last few months.

    We feel blessed to be surrounded by such a large group of extremely... read on

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  • Lighter me, lighter wallet

    By Mrs. Shoshana F

    August 22, 2008 | 7:20 pm

    Who knew that losing weight would be so expensive?

    Vegetables and fruit cost more than McDonalds. Weight Watchers costs money. A 24-Hour Fitness membership costs money. And, worst of all, buying new clothes in a smaller size costs money.

    I know there are ways to get around that. I... read on

  • The sport of sleep deprivation

    By Mrs. Shoshana F

    August 14, 2008 | 6:46 pm

    What the 2008 Olympics taught me: Sometimes it is OK to hit mute, fast forward is your friend and it is OK if you can’t watch everything.

    When you are staying up until midnight or later to watch Team USA dive, swim, tumble, spike and cycle, you need to be as flexible as the IOC... read on

  • A throwback you can throw back

    By Mrs. Shoshana F

    August 6, 2008 | 6:38 pm

    When the TV show Designing Women was at its heyday, there was an episode called “Working Mother” (October 1, 1990) where new stay-at-home mom Charlene and 9-to-5 mom Mary Jo get into a fight that starts when Mary Jo comments that it must be nice to watch soap operas all day. The... read on

  • Me a name I call myself

    By Mrs. Shoshana F

    August 1, 2008 | 1:20 pm

    I came across a recent article on Ynet in which Chief Ashkenazi Rabbi Yona Metzger said that a woman who does not take her husband’s last name is keeping the home from being united:

    Advice to women from the chief rabbi: Married women should give up their maiden name, Chief... read on

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR

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After being married in October, I am now enjoying life with my husband, my family, his family, my friends, his friends, our friends, my co-workers, his co-workers and other...

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