The Special Letter I Received

The Special Letter I Received

Recently I received a special letter from a woman in London who is converting to Judaism. She explained that she wanted my opinion after reading my most recent  post about names for Kveller, which answered a note from a mom looking for an Italian/Jewish name for her...
Fall Writing Plan

Fall Writing Plan

The fall writing plan is here. This was the summer of reading with some writing. With my kids in school now (YEESSSSS!), I can pick up the writing pace and keep the reading pace strong, too. Well those are my goals at least. Cheers to more words on the page now that...
Don’t Call Me Nina: Essay on Motherwell

Don’t Call Me Nina: Essay on Motherwell

I’m excited to have a piece on the new site Motherwell, edited by the talented Lauren Apfel and Randi Olin. I think Motherwell stands out from other sites about parenting, but you have to click through their articles to see why. My essay, “Call Me Mrs....
How to Host a Big Dinner

How to Host a Big Dinner

I host big dinners often, easily a majority of the Friday nights in a year unless it’s one of the occasional but glorious dates when we’re invited to someone else’s house. Yes, glorious. While I love the satisfaction of providing a good meal and Shabbat experience for...