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Chaviva Gordon-Bennett
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The Adventures of the Kvetching Editor: Social Media, Judaism, Blogging, Almost First-Time Mum.
The Adventures of the Kvetching Editor: Social Media, Judaism, Blogging, Almost First-Time Mum.

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The Introverted Mom with the Extroverted Child
I've been hustling hardcore to find work as a writer these days. It's what I love, it's what I'm best at, and it's what I should be doing with my life. Luckily, some brave souls are biting and taking me up on my writing chops. Up today on MazelTogether :

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Catastrophizing
I'm sitting in a coffee shop in Denver, Colorado. It's a coffee shop I frequent, although I haven't been here in a few weeks because I was in NYC for work and then the kids were scratching my ankles for a week while daycare was out of session for Memorial D...

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Diving into Mrs. Beeton for a Questionable Chocolate Bundt Cake Recipe
I recently mentioned wanting to get a bundt pan to my husband. I don't remember why exactly, but it seemed like something I needed to do, especially after making the most epicly delicious Sweet Potato Cake from an old IKEA cookbook  that I bought ages ago a...

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IKEA Sweet Potato Cake Recipe
Once up on a time, I loved eating at the IKEA cafe. When I went kosher, this was no longer a possibility, until I lived in Israel, where, you guessed it, the cafe is kosher! I miss those inexpensive meals of salmon, green beans, and french fries ... ah, tho...

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Back in NYC: This City Isn't What I Used to Be
Being back in NYC for the first time in ... something like five years, but really we'll say six years because the truth is the last time I was here I was in a hotel at JFK passing through on my way to Israel, feels like a dream. Six years ago I was living i...

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The Unexpected Mother and Interactions with Unsolicited Emails
Yesterday, while digging through the bucket of unsolicited emails I get en masse on a daily basis, one caught my eye and I actually replied. I don't know how I ended up on the email list, and I don't know why I responded, but it went something like this: It...

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Review: Perfect for Pesach Cookbook
The first time I ever really observed Pesach in a remotely legit way was in 2008 when I was living in a shoebox in Buena Park in Chicago. I was going to Anshe Emet and the rabbi talked me into one of my most memorable seders ever ( read about the seder here...

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Review: Abeles & Heymann Delicious, All-Natural Hot Dogs
There's an ongoing debate by people on the interwebs about my family's weird dietary habits. Are we vegetarians? Pescatarians? Neither? What are those Gordon-Bennetts doing with food!? Let's bullet point this: Our kitchen is dairy/pescatarian. We like fish,...

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Coping with Weaning at 9 Months Old
I like to think I've been blessed by the fact that both of my children love food. Like, really love food. For both of my kids, four months was sort of the magic point where they both demanded solids. Little T was pounding a vegetarian calzone last night for...
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