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Tweet’s Me

By Chava Tombosky

May 12, 2010 | 2:17 pm

This week I landed in T-mobile to get my phone fixed and a gentleman in his 60’s stood in line attempting to add text to his plan.  With fear and trepidation, he asked how much it would... read on

  • Best Mother’s Day Meltdown- EVER

    By Chava Tombosky

    May 9, 2010 | 10:49 pm

    Every Mother’s Day, for the past 13 years, I have woken up to a yummy omelette breakfast that is served to me in bed. My family brings cards to me, they shower me with love and I experience bliss.  This year I woke up quite late.  The house was quiet.  I heard no hustling or... read on

  • “If I “wore” not a writer….”

    By Chava Tombosky

    May 3, 2010 | 2:22 pm

    My relationship with writing is a tumultuous one filled with love, hate, conflict, and an urge to purge with words on a daily basis. I first knew I was a writer when I was five and I wrote this poem (with the help of my father):

    There was a red rose that bloomed in the garden... read on

  • Choking On Victory

    By Chava Tombosky

    April 27, 2010 | 12:31 pm

    “Choke up on the bat, throw the barrel, stick it in the mud, don’t heave your chest, use your arms, keep your eye on the ball.” 

    This is the frequent rhetoric being thrown at my seven year old as he reaches the plate ready to hurl the ball with a bat.  Who is that competitive... read on

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  • Mump’d

    By Chava Tombosky

    April 19, 2010 | 2:03 am

    The table is set for Shabbat with the crystal and china.  Even got out the pressed cloth napkins for my special guests.  I made a killer meal.  It’s one hour before dinner and I’ve managed to carve out a little “me” time. I took a shower and fell asleep only to be woken by a... read on

  • Science Fair Hell- Redo

    By Chava Tombosky

    April 12, 2010 | 11:20 pm

    Yesterday’s blog was all about my beef with science fairs today and while I was growing up and how much I hated them to the point that I decided to do the unconventional by proving in my 11th grade science fair project that science fairs were a waste of time and that all the... read on

  • Science Fair Hell

    By Chava Tombosky

    April 11, 2010 | 6:21 pm

    The time has come where my children are scheduled for yet ANOTHER science fair.  Another hundred bucks at Michael’s spent. Another series of fighting with them to tackle their boards with colored paper, graphs, and photos.  It’s like a dank black dark cloud hovers over our home... read on

  • What Seder Means To Me…... By, Mordy Tombosky (13)

    By Chava Tombosky

    March 25, 2010 | 9:58 pm

    The following is an essay my 13 year old son wrote for his D’var Torah he handed in this week in his eighth grade class.  I really liked it and thought you would all enjoy reading a child’s perspective on his own experience of what Passover means to him. 


                     ... read on

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR

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My Big Fat Jewish life blog is featured in The Huffington Post and The Algemeiner Journal as well as The Jewish Journal. Chava has also written for Farbrengen Magazine, Soul...

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