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  • Motherhood 101: Let the Crying Begin

    By Ilana Angel

    June 4, 2014 | 6:13 am

    Do you ever have moments when everything makes sense? I have had several of those moments this week. For some reason, and rather unexpectedly, I have been able to see things with clarity. It has allowed me to make decisions I need to make without hesitation. These moments are rare... read on

  • Motherhood, Working, Exhaustion, Dreaming & Dating

    By Ilana Angel

    May 30, 2014 | 7:21 am

    Being a mother is my greatest joy. It gives me more happiness and stress than anything I have done in my life. I'm a very hands on mom and wouldn’t have it any other way. I've been involved in my son’s life in a way that makes me proud of myself. I have attended every performance,... read on

  • Maya Angelou: Teacher of Quiet, Lady of Grace

    By Ilana Angel

    May 28, 2014 | 7:23 am

    This was originally posted on October 16, 2013. Dr. Angelou passed away today and my heart weeps. I will forever admire this woman. Thank you Maya, for easing my sorrow and teaching me to see the joy that surrounds me daily.

    I was speaking to someone about Maya Angelou yesterday... read on

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  • Motherhood 101: London, LA & an Alternate Ending

    By Ilana Angel

    May 24, 2014 | 2:59 pm

    Yesterday my son had his final audition in London for university. It was intense. He was there from 9 until 2, and was then asked to return at 6:30 to learn of his result. He was warned they would not announce those selected until the entire class has been chosen, so while they... read on

  • 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. He said he was cool going in on his own and I was immediately transported to his first day of... 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

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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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