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Dear Parents!!!

I have a great news. If you have some old strollers, high chairs, car seats or any other old gear  you might save a bunch of bucks.

Bring your old stuff and buy new at your local  ‘BabiesRus” store with huge discount 25%.

No limit. Trade us much as you want. This is pretty awesome deal!

Ready to check lean up my storage and trade in for new baby gear.

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Gift idea for LOVELY day

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Love is in the air…

February is a month of love. Thanks to dear  St. Valentine

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“How to materialize  and express your feelings?” The age-old question of how much love to show and when to show it still haunts some people as the day of love – Valentine’s Day approaches.

Jewelry is always a good idea but  often comes with a high price tag (As for rings, avoid them, unless you’re married or are going to pop the question)

Classy Tiffany or  Cartier  pieces sounds really good, but…. yes, there is some BUT if you are on budget.

I was recently shopping at Nordstrom and came across a tiny creation that catched my eyes. This very adorable pendants on chain  made by sterling silver or 14-k gold dipped sterling silver. Variation of design is pretty impressive and you can choose different styles for different occasions.

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This fabulous pendants will be  looking great on any adult women or girl and can be matching with other jewelry because of the small size.

I was surprised by inexpensive price tag.

I hate giving an unquestioned tips  but men should avoid as a gifts any kitchen appliances, new skillets, vacuum cleaners, coffee makers, blenders or etc. Don’t even think of a new mop. Be careful with a boxes of yummy candies if you are not ready  to hear about diets  for  the next  couple of weeks.

My One And Only

Roger, who was 19 years old, was buying an expensive bracelet, to surprise his girlfriend on Valentine’s Day, at a very smart jeweller’s shop in Hatton Garden, London.

The jeweller inquired, ‘Would you like your girlfriend’s name engraved on it?’

Roger thought for a moment, grinned, then answered, ‘No, instead engrave “To my one and only love”.’
The jeweller smiled and said, ‘Yes, sir; how very romantic of you.’

Roger retorted with a glint in his eye, ‘Not exactly romantic, but very practical. This way, if we break up, I can use it again.’

You can order a classy gift for your friend, mom, wife, sister or daughter by clicking following  link:

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posterstanfordHello my  dear readers. Today I would like to tell you about marvelous  event that took  place on December 2  at Stanford University. Me and my friends were lucky to  listen a lecture from Mr. Natan Sharansky and Mr. Michael Douglass. This venue were under the sponsorship of Genesis Prize Foundation,Hillel International, the Jewish Agency for Israel, and Hillel@Stanford.

Michael Douglas started his speech from the explanation to the auditory of his  Russian Jewish roots. His parents immigrated from Russia to the USA. The name of the actor’s father is Kirk, but his original full name is Issur Danielovich-Demsky. Kirk Douglas’s father, Hershel Danielovich, was born in 1884. He left Russia in 1910 to dodge the draft. His wife Brina stayed in Russia for awhile. She was the daughter of Ukrainian farmers. She moved for the United States two years later after Hershel settled down a little bit. The Danieloviches decided to rehash their name so that they would look and sound more American. Hershel became Harri, Brina became Bertha. Their next of kin Americanized their names too. Issur’s parents gave him a new name – Isador.

Mr. Douglas told that even his is not Jewish, he was not raised in the faith. Douglas embraced his Jewish identity later in life.  He told that his son Dylan have been participating in many  of his Jewish friends bar mitzvah. One day he came to Micheael and his wife Catherine Zeta-Jones and talk them that he want to be a Jew and having bar mitzvah too. Mr. Douglas asked him if it`s only because he want to have a big party or be Jewish for real. The family traveled to Jerusalem in 2014 to celebrate Dylan`s bar mitzvah.

When Michael`s Douglas father was 83 he reaffirmed of his Jewish lineage and his second bar mitzvah after the helicopter crush.

Michael Douglas been honored by the Genesis Prize Foundation and have  received a $1-million prize  that  was him donated to the charity.

Natan Sharansky was born in 1948 in Donetzk, Ukraine. He told that his family were facing many issues because of his origine. Those times in Soviet Union you had to had be a very great at school,mathematics, physics, science and  chess. This was the one of the ways to be Jewish.   The religion in all forms  were prohibited and  his family didn’t know that the words like Bar mitzvah, Hanukah are were even exists.

Mr. Sharansky spent 9 years in Siberian Prison “Gulag”. Famed for his resistance in the Gulag, he was told upon his release to walk straight towards his freedom; Sharansky instead walked in a zigzag in a final act of defiance. Sharansky then emigrated to Israel, adopting a Hebrew given name, Natan. Following his release, Sharansky receives the Congressional Medal of Honor.
Natan Sharansky  opened a very serious  topics  during the conversation with Mr Douglas about anti semitism in world and  anti Israel propaganda.  He is very concerned about enemies dedicated to destroying the Jewish state with  weapons and a terrorist network with 100,000 missiles, while the main concern in the West Bank is whether it is Hamas, Hezbollah or ISIS that will take control.

Natan Sharansky mentioned that anti-Semitism in the world appears in different forms and ways and this is extremely sad. The history is repeating and previous mistakes should not be forgotten.

When asked whether there is a future for Jews in France, Sharansky replied by asking  “Is there a future for France in France? There is always a future for France in Israel.” He told that next Jewish young generation from Europe are probably will be migrating.

Both men were opened for the questions from auditory and had a very good sense of humor.

I wonder WHERE IS FAMOUS  MR. SHARANSKY`S SIGNATURE GREEN ARMY CAP MISSING ?

Thanks to the all sponsors for the free of cost tickets that was giving for all who were interested participating at this event.

“Jewish Journeys: A Conversation with Michael Douglas and Natan Sharansky”

Amazing surrogacy story of gay couple from Israel

Couple weeks ago on our way to beautiful Napa Valley we were listening an absolutely unbelievable episode on radio station about gay couple from Israel that came across so many  problems before they become a parents.

With both surrogacy and adoption prohibited for gays in Israel, many gays in the late 1990s started to adopt children from foreign countries: Guatemala, Russia, Ukraine, and other Eastern European countries. But in recent years, many of these countries have also prohibited gay couples from adopting.

Even those who can afford surrogacy are agitating for domestic rights, because the Israeli government is making it increasingly difficult for couples who use overseas surrogates to prove parenthood when the children are brought back to Israel, requiring blood tests and extensive paperwork as well.

The Israeli government also refuses to recognize the non-biological parent of children born through surrogacies overseas (even if they are listed on the foreign birth certificate), forcing that parent to go through an onerous adoption process when they return to Israel.

The most common destination for Israelis seeking surrogates  – India.

Others are hiring Nepalese women to trek across the border to India to receive IVF treatments and then return to Nepal for birth.

For many  future parents IVF story and whole conception process almost the same with some variations. You need one egg, one sperm and as a result – a baby or multiples. The story was different because  for  Tal and Amir ( the heroes of the story)    conception takes on a new form – it’s the sperm and the egg, plus: two wombs, four countries, and  lots of money. 

As we follow them on their journey, an earth shaking revelation shifts our focus from them, to the surrogate mothers. How much money this women from very poor countries makes to care a child in a womb and guesses how much agencies makes for the whole IVF and adoption process.

The journey is further complicated by the terrible earthquake that struck Nepal during the weeks that Tal and Amir were living there, learning to care for their infants. Here’s how it all went down. 

My first post ever.

Hello my  readers. Well, it’s so hard to actually pick up a topic for my first post ever.  I even googled a lot of tips and advices for new bloggers.  I really confused but decided to write  some  of my thoughts (English is my second language,  please, don’t judge my grammar).

Today is awesome weather in Bay Area. Yes, the weather topic is the most easiest. I am joking!

My first post I will dedicate to all women in the world. I just want you to thank  you and tell that you are  kindness, superb, glorious, chic, clever, remarkable, strong, magnificent, lovable, fantabulous, intelligent, giving, amazing and for sure beautiful…

My next posts will be about babies topics, traveling, fashion, beauty, craft, sport, health food, books, movies and etc.

“Smile at each other, smile at your wife, smile at your husband, smile at your children, smile at each other — it doesn’t matter who it is — and that will help you to grow up in greater love for each other.” 

Mother Teresa

Catholic Nun, Missionary

Nobel Peace Prize Recipient

I wish you all the best and would be happy to see you soon on my blog.

Alina.