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Judy Gruen

Judy Gruen’s latest book is Till We Eat Again: A Second Helping. See more of her work on www.judygruen.com.

How Green Was My Checkbook

How Green Was My Checkbook

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Saving my family money at the Big Food-A-Plenty warehouse store.


Grandpa's Little Girl

Grandpa's Little Girl

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A dying father's words and blessings from the mikvah.


Kvellentine's Day

Kvellentine's Day

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Let's turn chocolate consumption into a naches inducing affair.


Back to School and Broke

Back to School and Broke

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Suddenly, at the end of August, kids not only need new wardrobes, but also a list of school supplies longer than the federal tax code.


Is Al Gore a Jewish Grandmother?

Is Al Gore a Jewish Grandmother?

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Saving our planet, one guilt trip at a time.


Summertime Blues

Summertime Blues

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How I am spending their summer vacation.


Who 's That Kid In Enormous Shoes Calling Me Mommy?

Who 's That Kid In Enormous Shoes Calling Me...

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The teen years are an age of contradictions -- for both mother and son.


Mother's Day Fantasy

Mother's Day Fantasy

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Think precious metals, and remember: I already have a Dustbuster.


The Resolution Rundown

The Resolution Rundown

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Need some New Year's resolutions? Try these on for size


The Plague of the School Science Fair

The Plague of the School Science Fair

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My son's favorite experiment was "Which Jokes Are Most Likely to Make My Brother Laugh so Hard at the Dinner Table that Water Spurts Out His Nose?"


The December Dilemma

The December Dilemma

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Resolutions like these come a few weeks early for people like me.


Under Attack

Under Attack

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I had contingency plans for many emergencies likely to strike during my absence. But tiny disgusting insects congealing to my children's heads was one I hadn't figured on.


Be My CyberFriend

Be My CyberFriend

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How can I join Facebook if I don't have any cyberfriends?


Fretting About Fressing

Fretting About Fressing

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How to Cope with Yom Tov Eating.


Letter to My Long-Lost Waist

Letter to My Long-Lost Waist

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Please come back to me. I miss you terribly.


A Starbucks Star

A Starbucks Star

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Penning a quote on a Starbucks cup has been my brush with fame.


Don't Forget the Tuna

Don't Forget the Tuna

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Good advice to the kosher traveler.


Career, Interrupted

Career, Interrupted

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I have never second-guessed my decision to be a stay-at-home mother, but getting the head and heart to merge has been tough.