Marriage and Family

Not Everybody Is Going To Like You

  The other day, after school, one of my daughters was blah blah blah about some game she and her friends were playing at recess. I stopped her because the story was taking like 3 hours, and also because I wanted to ask her about a friend she hasn’t mentioned in awhile. She responded by…

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Do You Believe In G-D?

As a parent there are certain, inevitable questions you need to be prepared for: “Where do babies come from?” “Who invented pretzels?” And the ever popular: “Do you believe in G-D?” 

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Know Your Worth

  When it comes to committed relationships, there are two types of girls. (There are probably more, but for the point of this piece, there are two.) First, there are the girls who make their guy better. These girls genuinely like the guy, and they see potential—sometimes from day one. From there the relationship grows…

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The Election: 2016

During the final weeks leading up to the 2016 presidential election, my 7 year old (JJ) asked me every day: “Mommy, who are you voting for?” And every day I’d respond the same way:

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What Are You Going To Do?

We just celebrated Rosh Hashana. Rosh Hashana always falls in the fall. It’s either “early” or it’s “late,” but it’s always in the fall. Apples and honey, the shofar and the Torah: Rosh Hashana marks the first day of the beginning of a new year. At services, the Rabbi asked our congregation: “What do you want…

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Because They Believe What We Tell Them

In 2013, the owners of a Metro Detroit sneaker store called “Burn Rubber” got together with Eminem and produced an online reality series called Detroit Rubber. I don’t know which came first, the store or the show, I just know I wanted to watch and asked if my daughters, F and JJ wanted to watch with…

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Charity Begins At Home

In light of our VERY FIRST DS+D charity event at Restyle Child (in Birmingham, Michigan) to benefit the “Wish Upon A Teen” foundation, I bring you this post from  February of 2016: ********************************* Every morning I walk my dog, Bruno Marshall, around the neighborhood. We live in a neighborhood where the houses are far apart and the streets…

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Intrusive In Laws, Awkward Moments and Family Questions

Welcome to Mailbag Monday 7.0! Our first question comes from the Dim Sum and Doughnuts email inbox: Hi, I have a husband and 3 kids. We are both Greek and our family life is a lot like the movie “My Big Fat Greek Wedding,” except it’s not my parents who are overbearing, it’s his parents.…

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If You Should Fall

During the winter of 2015, one of my friends posted a video chronicling three different athletes and their road to the Olympics. The video started on the ice when the athletes were babies. They were so cute, on their skates, falling down all over the place. As they grew older, they fell more. BOOM BOOM…

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The Easier Way To Live

(From The Archives, March 2013) What’s so ironic about Dim Sum and Doughnuts is that I’m writing it so my girls have something of “me” when they get older, but, at the same time, I never have any time to write in it because I’m so busy with them. 

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