Category Archives: Family

Wedding Season Meltdown(s)

When we were little girls and still believed in fairy tales, weddings were great fun. But now that we’re in our twenties… they kind of blow. Don’t get us wrong, we’re really, really happy and excited for all our engaged … Continue reading

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JFKLAX, Meet SAN

So it’s been two weeks since Ellyn moved to San Diego, and while she’s not having second thoughts – have you seen the beaches? – now that she’s sort of settled, she has a few questions. Fortunately, it’s just a … Continue reading

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Now and Then

So while we were off busy paying bills and doing other gross, responsible adult stuff (cough, sitting on the beach, cough, driving through wine country), we got to thinking. Specifically, about where we thought we’d be ten years ago today. … Continue reading

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When In Doubt, Throw Him Out, And Other Sisterly Advice

Dear Chana, Tali, Susan, and Sarah: We love being the biggest sister and all, and we definitely love all of you, but we’re getting kind of tired of giving you the same old boy advice all the time. So we … Continue reading

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Nobody Thinks Your Baby's As Cute As You Do

Especially not us. I (Miriam) swear the most effective way to prevent teen pregnancy is to put a bunch of teenagers on a plane and surround them with screaming babies. On all sides. For hours. Over multiple flights. Because that’s … Continue reading

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'The Kids Are All Right' Has Our Oscar Vote

Full disclosure: We wrote this before the Oscar nominations were announced. Also, we have nothing to do with the Academy. Except when it comes to snarky fashion commentaries. Miriam: When Ellyn and I were first brainstorming for this blog, one … Continue reading

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Toddlers & Tiaras: It's Vegas Babies!

http://static.discoverymedia.com/videos/components/snag-it-player.html?network=tlc&clipRefId=f350bd4b18359a75fce99086ce6fe6de72306524&auto=no Ellyn: My first reaction was OH MY GOD. Are you kidding me???? And the little infants were so embarrassing. They can’t even walk, and you’re toting them around the stage in a showgirl outfit in Las Vegas? Miriam: I … Continue reading

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A Jewish Girl's Love Affair With Santa Claus

When I was twenty-one, I fell in love with Santa Claus. Growing up Orthodox Jewish, my initial understanding of Christmas was that it was a goyishe holiday that put us chosen kids at an unholy disadvantage because it involved majorly … Continue reading

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Handling Holiday Hassles Part II

5 days ’til Christmas… for some of you, that makes your heart rate increase and your palms sweat. But do not fear. I advise here on even more holiday gripes so you can keep your sanity and make it to … Continue reading

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The Sweetest, Nicest Raging Bitch You'll Ever Meet

Apparently, I am a mean bitch. Which I did not fully recognize until I started blogging. Indulge me while I elaborate. I was on the phone with my dear friend Linley, whom I have known for amost twelve years, and … Continue reading

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