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Tova Ross
Tova Ross is a communications specialist at a university, and a freelance writer whose work has appeared in The Los Angeles Times and on She lives in New Jersey with her family. Follow her on Twitter at @tovamos.

Entries by Tova Ross

A Hanukkah Cover of OneRepublic's Counting Stars

(0) Comments | Posted November 26, 2013 | 6:07 PM

The first day of Hanukkah is Thursday, November 28 this year this year (you may or may not have heard of its rare alignment with Thanksgiving and the resulting mishmash of a name in Thanksgivvukah; it's barely been covered in the media at all).

Less widely known is the...

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Baby Idan's Fight to Live

(1) Comments | Posted August 5, 2013 | 3:01 PM

Akiva and Amanda Zablocki just celebrated their fourth wedding anniversary, which came weeks after the first birthday of their son, Idan (his name means "era" in Hebrew). What should be a celebratory month is, instead, one filled with great emotional stress and worry over how to pay for a $1...

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A Royal Brouhaha

(0) Comments | Posted July 25, 2013 | 6:22 PM

When they watched her every move for nine long months and began an international countdown to the baby's delivery, I was quiet. Then they sent journalists to wait outside the hospital for days, and had their interns live-tweet the boredom-inducing hours of waiting for her to show up and give...

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Overcoming My Eating Disorder and Raising a Healthy Daughter

(0) Comments | Posted July 25, 2013 | 1:06 AM

I gave birth to my daughter six months ago, and, a few sleep-deprived weeks later, I realized it was right around the 10th "anniversary" of when I was admitted to a hospital for an eating disorders inpatient program.

When I try to reconcile the memory of my scared, enervated teen...

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The Baby Bully

(105) Comments | Posted July 2, 2013 | 6:42 PM

Last week, our daughter's teachers informed us that she is the classroom bully.

A sentence like that undoubtedly conjures a range of emotions within parents on the receiving end of it; a sense of shame for inadvertently instilling the bullying gene in our child, disappointment in our parenting skills,...

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