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Mara Menachem

Bumper Stickers, the Original Status Updates

Mara Menachem | Posted 12.12.2014 | Comedy
Mara Menachem

My first bumper sticker, was pushed on me by my kids. All the other parents had bumper stickers with the name of their Miami school, and so I agreed to conform.

I'm Bringing Sexy Back Marin, Help Me

Mara Menachem | Posted 11.26.2014 | San Francisco
Mara Menachem

As a new resident of Marin County, it's my personal mission to banish this image of Marin County being the mecca of the unstylish, suburban mother who doesn't work, but only works out.

How I Dodged Barbies and Boy Bands

Mara Menachem | Posted 12.22.2014 | Women
Mara Menachem

My diverse taste in music, art and film is due to their influence, and my natural sense of style created out of these components. It wasn't intentional, but my big brothers made me pretty darn cool.

I Love Fanny Packs And I'm Not Ashamed

Mara Menachem | Posted 11.10.2014 | Comedy
Mara Menachem

Don't appreciate close contact? No problem. The fanny pack creates a tangible boundary with anyone who likes to "hug it out."

I Stand With Gwyneth, Will You?

Mara Menachem | Posted 08.09.2014 | Entertainment
Mara Menachem

How would that feel? How would it feel to not be able to defend yourself? How would it feel to have an image that's so opposite of who you are, but impossible to shed?

The Brazilian Waxing Manifesto

Mara Menachem | Posted 08.04.2014 | Style
Mara Menachem

When you think of the reasons you would be on the receiving end of a handwritten thank you note, it's not because you were the recipient of a Brazi...

Baby Got Backpack...

Mara Menachem | Posted 05.24.2014 | Style
Mara Menachem

Many of you laugh at me when I declare that a certain item's en vogue.  But I promise you, backpacks are the latest trend being spotted all over the fashionable streets of major cities.

Everything I Learned, I Learned in the Group Dressing Room at Loehmann's  

Mara Menachem | Posted 04.07.2014 | Style
Mara Menachem

But before laying my precious Loehmann's to rest, I must not only memorialize it, but educate the unfortunate individuals who will never experience being stark naked in the group dressing rooms at Loehmann's -- Here's what I learned.

All Asses Are Not Created Equal...

Mara Menachem | Posted 01.23.2014 | Style
Mara Menachem

But in lululemon yoga pants, all asses are. It's thighs that are not created equal. Can you imagine the CEO of Brooks Brothers blaming large testicle...

Chugging the California 'Cool'-Aid

Mara Menachem | Posted 01.23.2014 | San Francisco
Mara Menachem

I just moved to the West coast a few weeks ago, and before I finish drinking the full pitcher of "California Kool-Aid" (don't worry it's organic and made with agave syrup), I have to write from the perspective of my East Coast self.

Knitting Is More Important Than Homework

Mara Menachem | Posted 09.17.2013 | Parents
Mara Menachem

You know when people say listen to your gut? One afternoon in first grade, my gut finally talked and I listened. And my gut was yelling at me to help my child be a kid.

Fashion Editorial at the Gym

Mara Menachem | Posted 07.20.2013 | Style
Mara Menachem

Today, I spontaneously decided to walk into a spinning class at a gym I used to attend. Okay, let me not make it seem like "attend" means frequent, more like I would go once a week to a spinning class at this particular spot.

Why You Should Never Meet Your Idol

Mara Menachem | Posted 04.18.2013 | Books
Mara Menachem

My imagination ran wild. What witty thing would I say to Mr. Ginsberg? What will I do when he asks me to drop out of college and be his full time assistant? What will my family say? But how can I turn down such an opportunity?

Republicans Are Not Bird Killers

Mara Menachem | Posted 10.10.2012 | Politics
Mara Menachem

It has been said your own children teach you the greatest lessons. I agree. My sons teach me something new daily. In fact, my son Neal attempted to...