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April 7, 2015

You, now.

I had a piece in the New York Observer urging American Jewish liberals to stop being afraid and stand up for Israel.

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March 30, 2015

My March

I had such a busy March I completely failed at linking all the stuff I’ve written here.

I had a piece in the NY Post arguing that having the option to be a stay-at-home mom is a luxury. I was on Fox&Friends talking about it and you can see the clip here.

On I provided guidelines for birthday wishes in the social media age (hint, you can’t just always leave a Facebook wall comment)

Another piece in the NY Post about what to say to a son after the UVA story.

And, I had a fun piece in the NY Observer with 5 tips for lazy parents visiting Disney World.

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March 12, 2015

Leaving Manhattan

You’re not allowed to long for Manhattan anymore but I still do in my piece today in the New York Observer.

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March 11, 2015

Russian-born and watching The Americans

I have a piece today in The Federalist on how confusing it is for me to watch the Americans and root for Philip and Elizabeth.

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March 10, 2015

Hacked by ISIS

On Sunday the website for Fix Beauty Bar, the business I co-own, was hacked by someone purporting to be ISIS. Yes, that ISIS. My story in today’s New York Post.

This is the screenshot of the hacked site:

Hacked by ISIS

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March 5, 2015

Don’t be Taylor Swift

Stop celebrating the crazyyy woman, my piece in the New York Post today.

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February 19, 2015

Top 5

My 3rd piece of the week, on, is my list of top 5 most important conservative movies of the last 15 years. My #1 choice is already surprising people, based on the angry tweets I’m getting.

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February 18, 2015

No more Biden being Biden

We have to stop tolerating “Biden being Biden”. It’s not funny and it’s not cute. My latest for Time.

“The phrase “boys will be boys” has been used historically to excuse bad behavior by men with a shrug instead of with punishment. But in 2015, things should be different. We don’t allow bosses to rub their secretaries’ shoulders, smell their hair, or look them up and down and exclaim “holy mackerel!” all things Biden has done to daughters and wives of people with much less power than he has.”

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February 17, 2015

Parking in NYC

“You better not ruin it for us,” said my husband when I told him I wanted to write a piece on the alt-side parking hypocrisy in NYC. But I did anyway, in today’s NY Post.

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January 28, 2015


Preparedness doesn’t have to mean panic, my latest piece about Snowperbole at Time.

I also got my very first Drudge Report link today. That was exciting.

Also, NY1 interviewed me and my kids had their TV debut.

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January 20, 2015

Young and gifted in NYC

I have a piece in the NY Post today on the lunacy of testing 4-year olds for giftedness and then having that test decide their school for the next 9-13 years.

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January 16, 2015

Flying with children

If you’re sitting next to my kids and me on an airplane, don’t expect chocolate or earplugs, my latest piece for Time.

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January 5, 2015

Who could have predicted Obamacare would make costs go up? Not these people.

This is my favorite article of 2015 and it’s only January 5th: Health Care Fixes Backed by Harvard’s Experts Now Roil Its Faculty

Come for the “For years, Harvard’s experts on health economics and policy have advised presidents and Congress on how to provide health benefits to the nation at a reasonable cost. But those remedies will now be applied to the Harvard faculty, and the professors are in an uproar.”

Stay for the “In addition, some ideas that looked good to academia in theory are now causing consternation.”

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November 19, 2014

Overachieving Motherhood

I had a piece in the Post a few days ago on competitive parenting and it may be my most popular piece ever. It’s gone “viral” as the kids say.

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September 9, 2014

Good enough is good enough for me

I’ve got a piece in the NY Post today refuting the idea that family dinners are tyrannical. Yes, you read that right.

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August 15, 2014

My shrinking world

I have a piece in Time about how limited the world has become for Jews. I’m a big traveler but I have no interest in going to, and certainly no interest in taking my children to, places where casual anti-Semitism goes unchallenged. Looking at you, Europe.

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August 5, 2014

A debate I’m no longer having

I’ve got a piece in the Post today on how there is no more room for discussion on whether Israel should exist. It’s here and it’s not going anywhere. But the real point is this:

The fact is, Palestinians’ supporters do a disservice to the people they want to most help when they question Israel’s legitimacy.

The idea that Palestinians just can’t live next door to Jews isn’t a pro-Palestinian position: It makes them seem infantile, unable to accept a reality that, sorry, isn’t changing.

Giving hope to the far-out idea that Jews will simply go away, that Israel will cease to exist, does nothing but extend the conflict. The sooner Palestinians accept Israel, the sooner everyone can live in peace. But that means their supporters have to stop arguing for something that’s not going to happen.

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