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  • Sex, Companionship, Intimacy, Relationships & Hope

    By Ilana Angel

    June 11, 2014 | 8:15 am

    I date. Not because I like dating, because I don’t. I date because I'd like to find a man to share my life with and if  I date, I have a better chance of finding him.  Dating is not fun. The hope of meeting someone great is fun, but the actual activity is a drag. It requires a... read on

  • Motherhood 101: Graduating Class of 2014

    By Ilana Angel

    June 6, 2014 | 3:54 pm

    Yesterday my son graduated high school. He ended his senior year with accolades, awards, honors, life long friends, and the respect of his teachers. He looked very handsome as he crossed the stage and though he is 18 and towers over me, when he got his diploma and turned to look at... read on

  • 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

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  • 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

  • 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

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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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