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The Blessing of a Skinned Knee

Eighteen years ago, I was the mom of a toddler, running around ensuring my only child had all the life experiences that would ensure he grows up to be extraordinary at whatever he wanted to be. Can you appreciate that in order to “allow” our kids to become who they want to be, there is a strong tendency to sign ... Read More »

Embrace Kindness

Watching the Newport Beach “swastika” incident play out was very troubling to me. As a mother of grown children myself, I totally understand that sometimes teenagers do stupid things, get carried away, and follow the crowd without thinking, and that high school children’s brains are not fully developed. However, the fact that so many high schoolers feel that this type ... Read More »

All Aboard!

Thirty-five Jewish teens from Orange County School of the Arts, TVT Community Day School, The Waldorf School, Woodbridge High School and more on a sunset cruise from Lido Village to celebrate the forthcoming Purim holiday. Breakfast-for- Dinner was served with a ‘pajama costume only’ dress code. Teens enjoyed live DJ music, henna tattoos by local artist Erica Wolfsen, a build-your-own ... Read More »


Heritage Pointe, well-known for its unparalleled residential community providing Independent, Assisted Living, and Memory Care services for Seniors, has announced exciting plans for its not-to-be-missed 29th Annual Luncheon and Shopping Boutique. Scheduled for Wednesday, May 15, 2019, this highly – anticipated event, for both men and women within our community, is being Co-chaired by Heritage Pointe supporters and sisters, Elana ... Read More »

Spectator University

Remember the dentist scene in the movie, “Finding Nemo”? A dentist was performing root canal under the constant gaze and sonorous commentary of a group of birds that apparently perched regularly outside the open window, affording them unrestricted views of the dentist’s work. The birds used what sounded like technical dental procedural jargon when they asked one another about the ... Read More »

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