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Phyllis Sommer
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Alternate Reality
How's Sammy? Oh....he's doing great. He's eleven now, and he's in fifth grade. He's so tall! And so much hair... You know....fifth graders....a lot of drama in that grade, huh? He seems so good. He just broke a thousand days post-transplant and things are g...

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I Dissent: Sydney Taylor Book Award Winner {Interview}
I am so excited to bring you this post as a part of the Sydney Taylor Book Award Blog Book Tour sponsored by the Association of Jewish Libraries, and the official Sydney Taylor Book Awards. The full blog tour schedule will be posted  on their website.  Eliz...

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Books Read in 2016
This was a great year for books, and here's the list of all that I read. I started to put stars next to the ones that I would recommend, but then I found myself starring a lot of them so I skipped that plan. A lot of good books here...(a few that I would pr...

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It's a Wednesday
It's a Wednesday. Like any other Wednesday. Solly finished the leftover pancakes for breakfast. Yael and David finished the leftover french toast. I had a bowl of yogurt with granola. There was coffee. It's a Wednesday, so we got up and got dressed. The hig...

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Things I Don't Do Anymore
Since you died, I don't sign all of our names. I used to write: "The Sommer Family - Michael, Phyllis, David, Sam, Yael, and Solly" Now, I just write The Sommer Family. I tried this week to write our names. It looked so bare. I had Solly add a turtle drawin...

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Things I Don't Do Anymore
Since you died, I don't sign all of our names. I used to write: "The Sommer Family - Michael, Phyllis, David, Sam, Yael, and Solly" Now, I just write The Sommer Family.  I miss writing all of our names.  Since you died, I don't count heads any more. I loved...

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Fusible Bead Sukkah Decorations
Back in the dark ages before Pinterest , (let's not even begin to discuss the REAL dark ages, before the internet) those of us in the Jewish blogging community worked hard to share our project ideas and such. I read this blog post from Carolyn and was encha...

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Bring on the Sukkah Building
Putting up a sukkah has always been a family project . Even when we weren't all available to help . Even when it was hard . And  when it was harder . We've only really missed one year . The sukkah is fragile. It's meant to be that way. Life is fragile. And ...

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Bring on the Sukkah Building
Putting up a sukkah has always been a family project . Even when we weren't all available to help . Even when it was hard . And  when it was harder . We've only really missed one year . The sukkah is fragile. It's meant to be that way. I love the simplicity...
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