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Jordana Horn

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How to Announce Your (Fifth!) Pregnancy... When Your Friends Are Still Trying for One

(3) Comments | Posted June 11, 2013 | 8:17 AM

Ten years ago, just before I turned 30, I left my nuchal appointment for my first child, went straight to my work computer and quickly banged out an, "I'm Going To Be A Mother!" email to send to my 5,000 closest friends.

Few of my friends back then were married,...

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An Unlikely Valentine

(2) Comments | Posted February 21, 2013 | 1:20 PM

When I was a kid in school, I was really into Valentine's Day. I'd analyze each valentine my classmates sent me, searching for hidden romantic meaning ("He wrote 'Love' instead of 'From'! HE LIKES ME!"). I'd be eager for Valentine's Day every year, because this would FINALLY be the opportunity...

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Divorce: Just An Appetizer for 'Real' Separation

(10) Comments | Posted February 20, 2013 | 11:39 AM

Well, it's done: my two boys are going to sleepaway camp this summer. It's a few months away, but already, I'm a little teary. I'm pretty sure I will miss them more than they will miss me.

It's not because I am unmissable. While I am sure the boys will...

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Mentally Preparing for the High Holidays

(0) Comments | Posted September 11, 2012 | 1:39 PM

If Rosh Hashanah is when we are supposed to lift off into the sky of a new year, then the Hebrew month of Elul (which we're currently in) is the runway preceding our flight. As a mother who generally has no time for anything, I have...

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Why I Circumcised My Sons

(141) Comments | Posted August 28, 2012 | 3:00 PM

I've read many pieces, on Kveller as well as other places, by mothers who voiced misgivings about circumcising their sons. They were unsure about the procedure, or nervous about possibly causing their children pain. But having had two sons myself, I can say that...

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Havdalah: Closer Together, Even in Separation

(5) Comments | Posted August 15, 2012 | 3:15 PM

While I always expected to raise my two sons Jewish, it's hard to know how children will take to certain traditions. After all, being Jewish is a part of my life that brings me great joy, but how can I guarantee that Judaism will have the same effect on a...

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