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  • What Does Love Look Like?

    By Ilana Angel

    November 26, 2013 | 7:06 am

    I think about love often. I am blessed to know love in my family, child, friends, and faith. I have been held hostage by the way love is presented by Hollywood, and bought into the romance sold to me by writers of great love stories. I have dreams and fantasies about how I want... read on

  • Hate, Pain, Love, Twitter, Google & Me

    By Ilana Angel

    November 25, 2013 | 5:27 pm

    I did something today that I knew was wrong as I was doing it, but I did it anyway. I Googled my own name, then looked at my Twitter timeline from a friend’s Twitter feed, so I could see all the things written about me but I don’t see because I have most haters blocked. Wow. At... read on

  • Motherhood 101: Teenage Drama

    By Ilana Angel

    November 25, 2013 | 7:56 am

    This is a typical conversation with my child:

    Me: Hi. How was your day?

    Him: Good

    Me: What happened at school?

    Him: Nothing.

    Me: Anything exciting going on?

    Him: Nope.

    Me: What did you learn today?

    Him: Stuff.

    Me: Great. Tell me about it.

    Him: Nothing to tell... read on

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  • Happy Birthday Dad

    By Ilana Angel

    November 22, 2013 | 8:28 am

    Today would have been my father’s 75th birthday. I miss him so much there is a physical ache in my heart. He was my biggest cheerleader, the shoulder I cried on, my inspiration to do well, and my in case of emergency person. No matter what obstacle I faced, he knew exactly what to... read on

  • Insomnia, Questions, Clarity & a Break

    By Ilana Angel

    November 17, 2013 | 10:35 am

    I have not slept in two days. It is bad. I am exhausted. No physically, but mentally. When one doesn’t sleep the only thing to do is think and no good can come of that. I am at a crossroads in my life and I feel like there is a fork in the road with decisions to be made. I am... read on

  • Cancer, Haircut, Birthday & Starting Fresh

    By Ilana Angel

    November 15, 2013 | 6:00 pm

    November 22 marks what would have been my father’s 75th birthday. He passed away from cancer and as the date approaches I find myself getting sad and angry. Sad he is not here, and angry cancer is such a vicious bitch. I am going through a transition of some kind and while not sure... read on

  • Dating & Relationships with Siggy Flicker

    By Ilana Angel

    November 13, 2013 | 6:32 am

    I recently got a tweet from matchmaker and relationship expert Siggy Flicker telling me she was a fan of this blog and thought I was a brave and honest writer.  It was lovely, and a big deal because I think Siggy is great and am a fan of hers.  I first became aware of her through... 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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