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A New Kind of Valentine’s Day

By Ilana Angel

February 14, 2013 | 7:41 am

I know Valentine’s Day is a commercial holiday that really means nothing and is overrated, but I also know that I love it and it matters to me. I am a romantic and I love everything about... read on

  • Blessings from Paris to San Francisco

    By Ilana Angel

    October 26, 2012 | 3:31 pm

    Earlier in the week I was running an errand when I came upon a homeless man standing outside a Payless Shoe Store.  He appeared to be in his 60’s, but I bet he was younger.  As I passed him he asked me if I wanted to go with him to Paris for the weekend.  I let him know that I was... read on

  • One Mother, One Child, One Fear, One Day

    By Ilana Angel

    October 23, 2012 | 3:54 pm

    I sometimes feel very alone in terms of my life as a mother.  I don’t always relate to other moms.  I often think people just don’t get how hard it is to be a single mom, or even how much joy I get from being the mother to only one child.  I am raising him alone and it is hard.  It... read on

  • The Single Mother and The Englishman

    By Ilana Angel

    October 17, 2012 | 7:57 pm

    A friend of mine lost his mother last week.  I went to sit Shiva and was truly touched by the loss.  I cried for the pain I felt for my friend, and also for the loss of my own father.  Losing a parent is crushing.  My father has been gone for over 10 years and I still find myself... read on

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  • Happiness Stinks

    By Ilana Angel

    October 2, 2012 | 6:26 pm

    Why is it that when you are single you cannot find a decent guy to date, but when you are in a relationship, men are not only everywhere, but they are interested in you?  I have been dating the Englishman for almost 7 months and I have never had so many men ask me out.  Very... read on

  • Yom Kippur – My Religion, My Faith

    By Ilana Angel

    September 24, 2012 | 10:56 pm

    Tuesday evening marks the beginning of Yom Kippur.  It is a Day of Atonement and the holiest of all days for the Jewish religion.  Since many of my readers are not Jewish, and have written to ask what the holiday means, I thought I would take this opportunity to share the... read on

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