Julie Wiener's In the Mix
Posted: Fri, 08/26/2011 - 12:59 | Julie Wiener's In the Mix

You know how people always say that pregnant women have a certain “radiance” or “glow” to them?

Well, I swear my 8-year-old daughter Ellie has returned from her first-ever overnight camp experience with a similar glow. And no, I’m not worried she’s pregnant. She’s just very happy, and in less than six days has become visibly more independent, confident and mature. Not to mention tanner.

Posted: Tue, 08/16/2011 - 18:25 | Julie Wiener's In the Mix

As I’ve mentioned here before, Homeshuling blogger Amy Meltzer and I have an almost eerie amount in common.

We both have two elementary-school-age daughters (hers are Ella and Zoe, mine are Ellie and Sophie), are married to French Canadian high school history teachers, are alumni of crunchy liberal arts colleges and love Eden Village Camp, where we met in person a few months ago — and where I’m dropping Ellie off tomorrow for her first overnight camp experience ever. (Thank goodness it’s only a five-day session, as I’m feeling very nervous and sad about leaving my firstborn, even though I am confident she’ll have a great time and be in good hands.)

Posted: Mon, 08/08/2011 - 18:20 | Julie Wiener's In the Mix

You know how I (according to one obsessed commenter) think gentile women are superior to Jewish women?

Well, apparently so does “Avi Roseman,” the pen name of a 26-year-old single woman who has written and self-published  “Secrets of Shiksa Appeal: 8 Steps to Attract Your Shul Mate (iUniverse).

Posted: Mon, 08/01/2011 - 13:04 | Julie Wiener's In the Mix

With my vacation fading into memory (sob, sob), I’m finally catching up on intermarriage news from far and wide.

Or at least coming out of my erstwhile employer JTA (the full name, Jewish Telegraphic Agency, gives you a sense of just how long that media outlet has been around).

Posted: Mon, 07/25/2011 - 14:41 | Julie Wiener's In the Mix

Yes, two weeks may be an all-time no-blogging record.

That’s what happens when I go on vacation and avoid announcing it online, for fear of attracting burglars. (Who would no doubt be dismayed by the distinct lack of loot, unless they were on a quest for American Girl Dolls, Build-A-Bears and an outdated television.)

Posted: Tue, 07/12/2011 - 15:18 | Julie Wiener's In the Mix

Last summer we had Chelsea Clinton and Marc Mezvinsky.

This summer’s high-profile interfaith under-the-chupah wedding will be New York’s First Legal Same-Sex Wedding, set to take place at the strike of midnight on July 24, when the new law goes into effect.