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Another Year, Another BlogHer

Another Year, Another BlogHer

By on Jul 29, 2014 in Blather, Original Blogsta | 9 comments

On Friday night at BlogHer, I found myself in deep conversation with a woman who was in the process of reinventing herself after sending the last child off to college. You know, much like I’m trying to do. She told me she had just sold her business, which consisted of a couple of hobby and crafts stores in the San Diego area. “You look so...

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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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