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Dating 101: Lying vs. Embellishing

By Ilana Angel

March 27, 2014 | 3:56 pm

Have you ever been on a date and wondered to yourself, “What the hell am I doing here?” I think that often as I sit across from a man I have nothing in common with and can barely... read on

  • Motherhood 101: Spiderman, Superman & Batman

    By Ilana Angel

    March 26, 2014 | 7:37 am

    When my son was young he loved superheroes. He had a pair of Batman pajamas when he was two that he insisted on wearing everyday for about a year. Most days he wore them to bed, but some days they were his outfit of choice. When he was four he had a Superman cape that he wore... read on

  • Dating 101: Balls, an Italian & a Parole Officer

    By Ilana Angel

    March 23, 2014 | 6:16 pm

    Many people have written to ask about my date with “Ballsy”. He's the man who asked me out while I was with my son. He actually picked me up in front of my son, which I thought was ballsy. He is handsome, Jewish, educated, and funny. Plus my son already thinks he is fabulous since... read on

  • Motherhood 101: Expensive Lessons

    By Ilana Angel

    March 20, 2014 | 2:07 pm

    My son has his own car and is a great driver. He's been driving for 2 years and has the confidence of a seasoned professional. I trust him and am proud of how seriously he takes the privilege. When it comes to his car however, we have a complete disconnect and it drives me nuts.... read on

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  • Parenting 101:  Kids Should Always Trump Divorce

    By Ilana Angel

    March 16, 2014 | 6:51 pm

    I have been friends with Dave since we were about 12. We call him “Ox” because he is as strong as an ox. You could play checkers on his abs when he was a kid and still can. I don’t want to swell his head, but will share with that his body is sick. By sick of course I mean yummy,... read on

  • Dating 101: Lessons from Strangers

    By Ilana Angel

    March 13, 2014 | 9:48 am

    Yesterday I went out for lunch with my girlfriend Sig. We have been friends for 16 years and there is history. We met when our boys were in kindergarten and I have loved her from the moment I saw her. She is funny and smart with an amazing work ethic and a killer ass. I mention her... read on

  • What Really Happened to Alfred Wright?

    By Ilana Angel

    March 11, 2014 | 4:27 pm

    I have been following the story of Alfred Wright of Jasper, Texas with sadness and discomfort. It is sad beyond measure to think of how this man died, and the three young sons left without a father. It is also uncomfortable to talk about as we are dealing with a lot of opinions and... read on

  • Motherhood 101: My Life as a Single Mother

    By Ilana Angel

    March 6, 2014 | 1:11 pm

    I am a very involved mother. I never had a nanny and my son did not stay with a babysitter until he was able to talk, so he could tell me how it went. I have volunteered at all of his schools. I was a class mom, a grade mom, and a member of the PTA. I attended every single art... read on

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