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Jodi Meltzer
Jodi Meltzer is a writer, public relations guru and chef wannabe based out of a Boston suburb you’ve never heard of. Before momhood, she was a television reporter who interviewed everyone from Hillary Clinton to The Goo Goo Dolls. She transitioned to mommy blogger in 2010 — the year her baby boy swallowed her whole. She escapes his grips with bold coffee, sarcasm and “date nights” with her best friends. You can find her dishing about family and food, with a hearty helping of humor, on Mommy Dish ( Find her on Facebook at or twitter @mommydish.

Entries by Jodi Meltzer

7 Things I Learned on My Journey to True Love

(4) Comments | Posted August 20, 2015 | 4:33 PM

2015-08-19-1439995202-2034426-IMG_7933.jpegAs you may have heard, I met the love of my life through The Huffington Post. Who knew a mouthy manifesto I wrote after a bad post-divorce date would lead me to my very own Magic Mike, a man who...

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I Met the Love of My Life Through HuffPost

(149) Comments | Posted July 29, 2015 | 11:56 AM

2015-07-28-1438105065-7026147-11111054_10205220583368417_8549273737131994204_n.jpg As a contributor to HuffPost, I receive some emails in response to my posts. I read everything. Some are mean ("You're stupid"), some are crass ("Do you know what M.I.L.F means?), some are fan-my-face-to-stop-tears-from-flowing sweet ("The love you have for your mom inspired...

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To Be a Mom on Mother's Day

(0) Comments | Posted April 28, 2015 | 4:35 PM

It's almost Mother's Day. Even in the wake of burying my beautiful, beloved mom, it is still my favorite day of the year. It's not because of the #1 Mom masterpieces, the cereal-and-brown-banana breakfasts in bed, or even the sweet kisses and declarations of love. It's because I am fortunate...

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Why There's Nothing 50 Shades About Kissing Your Kid on the Lips

(1) Comments | Posted April 14, 2015 | 2:40 PM

Do you kiss your kid on the lips?

A friend of mine from college -- a single dad who puckers up for his three boys -- recently posed this question on Facebook (the place for life debates). His ex-wife tried to make him feel like he was Christian-Grey-crazy with a...

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The 6 Injustices of Thyroid Cancer

(64) Comments | Posted February 3, 2015 | 2:53 PM

2015-02-01-jilljodi.jpgImagine if your best friend -- the one who deserves one hell of a co-pay for the psych-worthy advice she doles out on a daily basis (with love and/or or a swift kick in the butt, as needed) suddenly couldn't speak.

My lifeline,

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7 Reasons Why I Am Grateful for Cold Season

(1) Comments | Posted January 16, 2015 | 4:10 PM

We're on day five of an unidentified plague in my house. The past four nights have been sleepless for several unpleasant reasons. Night one: an unrelenting croup-like cough. Night two: a few rounds of throw up. Night three: a dangerously high fever. Night four: a sick symphony of sneezing, sniffling,...

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Why Moms Should Start Celebrating Hanukkah Eve

(0) Comments | Posted December 15, 2014 | 3:40 PM

Sometimes it's not easy being a Jew during Christmastime. There, I said it. But a kid I know came up with a brilliant idea to start to level the playing field. It's all about Hanukkah Eve, baby.

Yes! Hanukkah Eve. Music to this Hebrew school dropout's ears. You see, sometimes...

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5 Healthy Hacks to Try on Your Kids This Holiday Season

(0) Comments | Posted December 2, 2014 | 10:18 AM

'Tis the season moms consider candy canes a viable breakfast option. Empty calories are no longer on our naughty list. Kids enjoy a prolonged sugar high, knowing we're feeling pretty damn good, too. Our oversized sweaters give us away. They realize we loosen up a little bit when we break...

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Top 10 Rules for Dating a Single or Divorced Mom

(6) Comments | Posted November 17, 2014 | 4:42 PM

So, I am recently back on the dating market after a long hiatus, this time with the cutest little boy ever (fact). My life is complex and chaotic... but it's all mine now, and I am embracing it fully (well, on Wednesdays and every other weekend anyway... my main squeeze...

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The 50 Steps of Mommy Morning Mayhem

(4) Comments | Posted November 12, 2014 | 8:03 AM

Have you ever had one of those mornings where you have to dodge more kid land mines than you should have to in an entire day? When all is said and done, there's smashed banana smeared on the carpet, pee-soaked underwear dangling from the bathroom faucet, and toys "bad mommy"...

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17 Things I Miss About My Mom on the Anniversary of Her Death

(1) Comments | Posted November 10, 2014 | 2:57 PM

My mom died one year ago today. I somehow survived one full lap around the sun without my guiding light. Grief is an emotional vampire that, at times, sucked me dry of my reserve. I felt trapped in an endless, starless night... unable to see the dawn.

So, I...

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17 Reasons Why Raising a Toddler Is One Helluva Workout

(3) Comments | Posted November 3, 2014 | 3:26 PM

Raising toddlers can be, shall we say... hellish? Hair-raising? Exhausting? Wine-provoking? From the DIY to the defiance to the daily drama, it's challenging on a good day.

There are many reasons why your under-eye bags carry their own bags when you've got a toddler in tow. It's grueling to...

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