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I’m a stay-at-home mother to two living in New Jersey. My daughter was born in the fall of 2013 and my son 17 months later in spring 2015. I’m married to Seth Mandel, the best person I know and the oped editor at the New York Post.

In addition to caring for two tiny humans, I’m a freelance writer and social media marketer. Since going freelance when my daughter was born I’ve written for The Federalist, PJ Media, the New York Post, the Observer, the Orthodox Union, Family Vacation Traveler and more.

I write on politics, culture and Orthodox conversion to Judaism. I have also been asked to speak on panels across the country and in Canada on the latter.

Before my kids were born I was the social media manager at Commentary Magazine, an online fundraiser at The Heritage Foundation and a 5th grade teacher in rural Cambodia.

In my spare time (ha!) I love to bake and go on dates with my elusive husband.

Thanks for visiting and be sure to follow me on Twitter and Pinterest, and subscribe to my updates on Facebook.

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  1. Gary Netherton / Jun 3 2013 2:16 pm

    Hi Bethany,

    Found your site through Jim G from NR online. Was intrigued that you spent 1 year teaching in Cambodia. Who did you work for and where did you live? I also spent all of 1992 teaching in Cambodia and was finally able to take my family back there a few years ago. Cambodia is a special place. Look forward to following you on Twitter!

  2. Terry Rios / Dec 14 2015 2:59 am

    Bethany, I was looking to comment somewhere (I’m not on Twitter) about your NYPost article “The TV Shows a Mother Just Can’t Watch” — but found nowhere to do so at the Post. We are kindred spirits. And, I’m not even a mother! Years ago, when “Law & Order: Special Victims Unit” first went on the air, I determined I would NOT be able to watch it for all the reasons you outlined in your article — not even one episode. Excellent piece!

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