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Ten Years

Ten Years

By on Dec 7, 2013 in Blather, Original Blogsta | 5 comments

December 7, 2003 was a cold, wet, dreary day — much like this one. I know that because while my husband and daughter were occupied with other things, I decided to follow the lead of my online friend, author Andrea Buchanan, who at that time ran a website for moms in Philadelphia. Andi was the first person I knew who had set up one of these new-fangled things...

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Another Year, Another BlogHer

Another Year, Another BlogHer

By on Jul 28, 2013 in Blather, Original Blogsta | 6 comments

This year, I vowed to do things I had never done before at BlogHer, beginning with my arrival — because aside from a stopover at O’Hare Airport 30 years ago, this was my first time in Chicago. I went on to do new things by (1) wearing a dress (something I may have done before but cannot recall, because it is pretty hard to make me don anything but...

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Friending the Rabbi

Friending the Rabbi

By on Mar 22, 2013 in Mom Life, Original Blogsta | 0 comments

I’m making matzo balls today (Yes. ALL DAY. Or most of it, anyway.) So once again, I am running one of my series of old blog posts in honor of my 9/10′s of a decade writing SoCal Mom. This one seemed appropriate as I prepare for Passover. It is from February, 2009. Yesterday, I mentioned how I’m suddenly back in the world of Facebook. I did not...

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The “Shtupper-ware Party”

The “Shtupper-ware Party”

By on Mar 8, 2013 in Mom Life, Original Blogsta | 1 comment

The social circuit in suburbia includes a number of sales parties: for housewares, jewelry — and sex toys. Another in a series of old blog posts I’m re-publishing in honor of my 9/10′s of a decade writing SoCal Mom. This one is from February, 2009. It has been slightly revised. We’d been talking about having a Girls Night Out for a while, so...

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Soggy SoCal Friday

By on Jan 25, 2013 in Original Blogsta, SoCal Life | 0 comments

This is one of a series of old blog posts I’m re-publishing in honor of my 9/10′s of a decade writing SoCal Mom. This is from February 2005 – and coincidentally, we’re in the middle of another storm surge, although thankfully,┬ánot one fueled by an El Nino weather pattern. Visitors to Southern California in the winter are often surprised (and...

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Old Friends

By on Jan 11, 2013 in Blather, Original Blogsta | 0 comments

This is one of a series of old blog posts I’m re-publishing in honor of my 9/10′s of a decade writing SoCal Mom. This is from February 2005. Last night, we dined with a couple I had not seen for over five years, formerly close friends who had been there for me through good times and bad. When Gareth and I were married, they not only flew up to Sacramento...

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