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Motherhood 101: Don’t Call Me ILANA

By Ilana Angel

April 4, 2014 | 7:58 am

I called my son yesterday afternoon and when he answered he said "Hello Ilana". I thought I must have called someone else in error and had to look at my phone to see who I had dialed. It... read on

  • Dating 101: Men vs. Boys

    By Ilana Angel

    April 1, 2014 | 4:43 pm

    Men are fascinating. I have read books about how their minds work, followed the rules of how to be with them, learned something about them from every relationship I’ve ever had with one, and am raising one. The truth is they are complicated in their simplicity and it is funny we... read on

  • 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 recognize from the picture that was used to lure me away from the comfort of my own home. Why do I... 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

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  • 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

  • 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

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR

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Ilana Angel writes two blogs for JewishJournal.com. KEEPING THE FAITH is about her worldview as a single Jewish mother, and KEEPING IT REAL is all about reality television....

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