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More On Motherhood

More On Motherhood

I’m thrilled to be a part of Inward Facing Girl’s series “Bloggers On Motherhood” today. Come check out what I have to say about being a mom. You won’t be disappointed. I even manage to get in the fact that I drank raw egg milkshakes when I was growing up. And lived to tell about...
No Mother’s Day Gifts For Me

No Mother’s Day Gifts For Me

I’m not expecting much from my family on Mother’s Day. There won’t be any gifts. No box of chocolates. No new dishwasher. I don’t expect my husband to buy me flowers or a spa gift certificate. I’m not his mother. His mother passed away seven years ago. He used to buy lobsters and cook them...
A Jew In The Second Pew

A Jew In The Second Pew

There’s no place a Reform Jew would rather be on the second night of Passover than in a Catholic church, right? Well, that’s where I was. Sitting on the aisle, in the second pew, all the way up at the front. Where everyone could see me standing alone when the rest of my row went...
Motherly Love (Or You Make Me Crazy)

Motherly Love (Or You Make Me Crazy)

I woke up early this morning thinking about what I was doing at this time 15 years ago. I was lying in a hospital bed in downtown Manhattan, with my first-born sleeping peacefully in my arms after having been surgically extracted from my uterus a few hours earlier. He looked like a hairy little monkey....
On Turning 15: Driving, Shaving And Growing Up

On Turning 15: Driving, Shaving And Growing Up

Tomorrow, my house is going to be overrun with a dozen or so teenage boys. They’ll play some basketball, go to the field to throw the football around and then come inside and take over the den. If they can all fit in there. You see, my baby is turning 15. Gulp. How the heck did that...
To My Warm, Naked Valentine

To My Warm, Naked Valentine

I couldn’t sleep the other night. It was the second night in a row that I had a bad dream. The first night, I dreamt that my ex-husband had died. And I was in a car driving around looking for my kids because I knew they needed me. And I couldn’t find them. I woke...