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Adina Kalish
Adina Kalish Neufeld is a writer/producer and the mother of two young girls. Her days, nights and weekends are spent managing her projects, her children and her dog, not necessarily in that order. Her articles have appeared in Working Mother,, Ladies' Home Journal, USA Today, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution and the New York Times, and she's written several documentary scripts for ABC Television. When she's not writing for others, she blogs at

Entries by Adina Kalish

Here's What It's Like

(1) Comments | Posted August 18, 2014 | 4:02 PM


I get a lot of "So, what's it like being divorced?" from different people in my life. They usually fall into one of three categories:

  1. Those genuinely interested in what happened to my marriage. These are typically my closest friends and select family...
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Travel Musings

(0) Comments | Posted June 26, 2014 | 5:00 PM


Why is it that people (no matter their age) turn into my grandmother before a trip, consuming themselves with packing, so much that they're incapable of doing anything else? This past weekend I took my kids to visit a dear friend in Colorado...

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Shelf Life

(0) Comments | Posted June 24, 2014 | 4:21 PM

Every now and then I look at the items in my pantry and realize I've been using them long beyond their expiration date. I write it off as a marketing ploy by the food manufacturers to continue buying their products. But when the cookies are stale, the milk is sour,...

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Why, Aren't We Plump and Perky Today Crockpot Chili

(0) Comments | Posted May 24, 2014 | 6:34 AM

If my daughter gets her period before age 11, can I sue Costco? I'm not kidding. Because I just happened to be shopping there over the weekend and couldn't help but notice that every single piece of produce and every single slab of meat looks absolutely perfect. Perfect like this:

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Laissez-Moi Tranquil (I Googled That)

(0) Comments | Posted May 13, 2014 | 6:00 PM


Have you read Bringing Up Bebe yet? If so, I'd really like to talk about it with you. I'm so wishing I were French right now for so many reasons, but mostly because having kids who don't require inordinate amounts of attention and...

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Smoke This!

(0) Comments | Posted May 6, 2014 | 4:04 PM

It's too bad we can't move our beds next to our BBQs during the summer. That's how easy they makes our lives, right? No mess, no clean up. Anything you don't eat you toss (or give to your dog). And these days, I'll just about barbecue anything to see how...

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A Dash of Spring With a Touch of Reality

(0) Comments | Posted March 14, 2014 | 1:25 PM

There's a lot going on in the world right now. It's scary. If I had more time to read the paper I'd feel well versed enough to discuss it in detail like I did in college. There are wars happening pretty much everywhere, teachers aren't getting paid enough, kids bring...

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Card Me

(0) Comments | Posted February 27, 2014 | 12:58 PM

I'm not a card-carrying member of much, but I do carry a lot of cards. Mostly in the form of Nordstrom, American Express, Starbucks and Jersey Mike's (one more sub and I get a free sandwich!) Flaunting my membership affiliations isn't something I typically do (save the occasional single school...

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Too Many Piles

(0) Comments | Posted February 12, 2014 | 7:55 AM

I don't know about you, but I have an inordinate amount of piles in my house. Piles that get shifted to various locations depending on the goings on of the household. Typically mail piles are pretty much everywhere unless people are coming over. Then they get shoved into drawers. Which...

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Lessons from the Dog Park

(0) Comments | Posted February 10, 2014 | 11:00 PM

Took my second trip to the dog park last weekend. Amazing place that dog park. Made me think the world would be a much easier place to navigate if we were able to judge someone's character simply by sniffing butts.


I'm not kidding....

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Whine Pairings

(0) Comments | Posted February 4, 2014 | 6:51 PM

Would you like some sass with that Shiraz, Madame?

I love going to fine restaurants where food is paired with the perfect wine. There's just something about having professional direction of your alcoholic intake that's so sophisticated. Makes the food...

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No-Snow Snow Day

(0) Comments | Posted January 27, 2014 | 10:35 PM

Well, in typical Georgia fashion, even the slightest prediction of snow will cancel school regardless of whether a flake actually makes it to the ground. With 24-hour breaking news coverage that usually has some sort of name like "Ice Rage 2010" or "Sleet Madness 2013" and now "Polar Vortex 2014"...

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Shoo Flu!

(0) Comments | Posted January 21, 2014 | 4:24 PM

Okay, people. We're calling out the big guns on this one. The flu epidemic has hit -- full swing -- and it's time to fight back (I'm on day two of sick child at home following two weeks of being home for winter break which conveniently also happens to be...

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Back to Reality After the Holidays

(3) Comments | Posted January 15, 2014 | 4:12 PM

There's nothing that'll catapult you back to reality after the holidays more than this:


Christmas Tree Roadkill

Photo courtesy of Adina Kalish Neufeld

All that time and energy spent picking out just the right tree, carefully placing it in the...

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