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Updates and Observations from London

By Ilana Angel

May 22, 2014 | 11:28 am

Today I sat in a Costa Coffee in London while my son was at a university interview next door.  When I walked with him to the theater, I put my hand on the door to go in and he stopped me.... read on

  • Keeping the Faith Heads to England!

    By Ilana Angel

    May 16, 2014 | 10:23 am

    I am leaving for London today and I am thrilled to be travelling with my son. I am spending 8 days in my favorite city with my favorite human being. and  we are going to have a blast. My son will interview at his top choice university, I will see family on my Dad’s side I have not... read on

  • Is Donald Sterling Bad For Jews?

    By Ilana Angel

    May 13, 2014 | 9:36 am

    I just watched Donald Sterling’s interview with Anderson Cooper on CNN and I cringed. It is incredible to me that this man thought this interview would help him get out of the mess he is in, and even more interesting that a man who clearly has no filter, gave an interview without a... read on

  • Happy Mother’s Day!

    By Ilana Angel

    May 11, 2014 | 9:23 am

    Today is a celebration of mothers. There are no requirements to be celebrated, because being a mother is good enough. You can be a good mother, a bad mother, a mean mother, or an angelic mother. You just have to be a mother and most days I think I am a very good one. This year... read on

  • Donald Sterling is an Idiot, but is he racist?

    By Ilana Angel

    May 6, 2014 | 8:59 pm

    We live in a world that is drowning in hate and a country that is not as evolved as we think when it comes to hate based on color, religion, or politics. To say that people don’t like to talk about it would be a lie because they do like to talk about it. They just don’t want to be... read on

  • Motherhood 101: Road Trip, Getting Scared & 12 Days

    By Ilana Angel

    May 1, 2014 | 10:13 am

    My son graduates high school in 1 month. Thirty-five days to be exact, and I am freaking out. He turned 18 in January, has embraced his newly reached adulthood, and is spreading his wings and getting ready to fly the coop. Last night we went out for dinner and he casually mentioned... read on

  • Motherhood 101: Boys to Men

    By Ilana Angel

    April 29, 2014 | 1:36 pm

    When you see someone everyday, changes in appearance may not be obvious. My son is becoming a man before my eyes, but it has been gradual. I sometimes look at him and marvel at how tall he is, or stare when he doesn’t shave and has a beard, and laugh if I put his slippers on to... read on

  • Dating 101: Liars & Bartenders

    By Ilana Angel

    April 27, 2014 | 10:35 pm

    I had an interesting week of dating. I met a man for lunch who was unaware of his height, age, or marital status. He was 3 inches shorter than his profile stated, 6 years older, and he is separated not divorced. What is the point of lying if you may actually meet in person one day?... read on

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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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