Watching Chelsea Handler the other night made me think of all the idiotic names parents give their children these days. You might have guessed by that intro that she had none other than Gwyneth Paltrow as a guest on her show. As Chelsea asked about her daughter Apple, I couldn’t...
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April 18, 2011 | 3:07 pm
How do you prepare for Passover when the rest of the world doesn’t stop to observe it? When the rest of the world takes a break for Christian holidays, and people have time to cook and prepare for a religious celebration, do they realize how much it sucks to be a Jew, a Muslim or...
April 13, 2011 | 6:02 pm
I had to write about this phenomenon called ‘Date Night’. Every couple I know has date nights where they spend an evening away from home, kids, pets, etc, while throwing money away doing it… Only in America do people label every activity including a simple night out with their...
April 11, 2011 | 2:07 pm
What started out as a surprise of a lifetime, quickly turned into a XXX porn show for many children and one particular fifth-grader.
I like to think that I am a pretty fun parent, but when my husband and I surprised our eleven-year-old with tickets to Thirty Seconds to Mars concert,...
April 7, 2011 | 2:24 pm
While reading the newspaper, I stumbled upon an article talking about Sarah Palin’s daughter, Bristol. Apparently, being an unwed teenage Mother in this country really pays off! Bristol was named an Ambassador of Candie’s Foundation to speak and spread awareness about being a...
March 14, 2011 | 9:50 pm
I have to admit that watching the show “Sister Wives” on TLC made me think about what it would be like to have so-called wives in my family. To tell the truth, it doesn’t seem like such a terrible idea. If you think about it, the only bad part are too many children by all those...
February 25, 2011 | 1:42 pm
1. Don’t you love those people that use ALL CAPS when typing? What is the thought there? That unless you use all capital letters nobody will read your email, or that its a lot more important that other people’s emails? And furthermore the same people that use all caps, don’t know...
February 14, 2011 | 6:14 pm
I really don’t like Valentine’s Day! I hate everything about it, the stupid, corny Hallmark cards, the over-priced flowers, the overcrowded restaurants, the need to out-do each other with pricey gifts, etc… I am not saying that we shouldn’t show our love for the people in our...
February 7, 2011 | 10:37 am
Israeli soldiers delivered a Palestinian woman’s baby boy inside a military ambulance.
The woman, a resident of the Jordan Valley, called for help early Monday morning, according to the Israel Defense Forces. She lives in an area unreachable by ambulance, so the soldiers gave the...
February 1, 2011 | 10:45 am
Years ago, I had applied for a position with the Department of Homeland Security. Why would I apply for a position with the Homeland Security? Who knows… Remember my post about my ADD, and pins in my ass? Well, that’s why. This was right after 9/11, and they just formed this new...
May 3, 2010 | 11:25 am
For most media outlets, the headlines from People’s recent interview with Oscar-winning actress Sandra Bullock were that she was dropping her cad of a husband and was in the process of adopting a baby from New Orleans.
The big news for Jewish publications: She reportedly helped...
April 13, 2010 | 5:39 pm
October 20, 2007 | 3:07 pm
No name yet, no further details, other than the blessed event took place here in Los Angeles.
This Baby Borat is an American citizen!
And from the looks of this photo of Isla, shot earlier this week, it was about time.
Mazal tov! Jagshemash! Ani v’at, at v’ani, chaverim b’Habonim!
April 19, 2007 | 8:00 pmI just love newborn babies, especially at around 3 months old. As I brush my face along theirs, I love their baby smell, their soft, smooth skin and their facial expressions. The fact is it's a joy caring for babies. They don't talk back, they don't miss curfews, and they don't...
September 15, 2005 | 8:00 pm
After a catastrophe like Hurricane Katrina, sometimes an aid worker helps by delivering a baby, sometimes the job is just delivering a cheeseburger -- or perhaps a thousand cheeseburgers. And sometimes the simple act of providing a yarmulke to an old man can provide solace.
So it was...
December 3, 2004 | 7:00 pm
When I got engaged, my mom's dearest girlfriends, whom I affectionately call "The Crones," all sent me a card. On the front it said,
"Now that you are engaged, no one will ever ask you again 'When are you getting married?'" On the inside it read, "So, when are you going to have a...
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"The Grandfather Thing" by Saul Turteltaub (Tallfellow Press, $16.95).
Saul Turteltaub, whom I've known for a good many years, is a funny man and a funny television writer. If you laughed at "The Carol Burnett Show," "The Jackie Gleason Show," "That Girl" or "The Cosby Show," tip...
April 5, 2001 | 8:00 pm
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April 15, 1999 | 8:00 pmThe other day, I got a sample of Pampers in the mail. It doesn't happen very often now, fortunately. For a while there, almost every day brought free diapers, coupons for baby food, baby lotion, baby photographs. I passed them on to my sister, who has a year-old son, and told myself...
June 4, 1998 | 8:00 pm
Until children reach a certain age, parents seethem simply as beloved offspring. Flesh of their flesh. Withbittersweet nostalgia, they remember all, from the Gerber days tograduation day.
But then it happens: the transformation.
Suddenly, when your parents look...
May 1, 1997 | 8:00 pmA couple with whom I'm close had their first child, so I ran to the bookstore to get them our favorite book on child care. I had forgotten the exact title (it was always "the baby book") and the author's name, so I thought I'd just scan the shelf until it turned up. Shelf? Try...