podcast

What Does Being Normal Mean?

When we were first developing our podcast, Normal Frum Women, we knew our first episode was going to address the complicated concept of the word “normal.” That was a given. Whether it’s a word you identify with or a word you avoid, chances are, it’s a word you think about (Alex actually wrote that line!… Continue reading What Does Being Normal Mean?

bujo · Miscellany

BuJo Update: The End Of An Era

I’ve felt it coming for a little while now. The spark of joy when making my spreads was a little less, the feeling of it being a chore was a little greater. But I didn’t want to acknowledge that. I’ve been doing bullet journaling for more than two years (the first time I wrote about… Continue reading BuJo Update: The End Of An Era

podcast

Introducing Normal Frum Women!

A long time ago, I had a conversation with my friend Alex Fleksher that went something like this: “Hey, wouldn’t it be so much fun to start a podcast together?” “Yeah, for sure!” And then we were both very very busy with other things for a long time until this past Tishrei when we revisited… Continue reading Introducing Normal Frum Women!

Miscellany

2020 Year-End Review

If there was ever a year that we are happy to put behind us, 2020 is definitely a contender. But especially in years like this, it’s so worthwhile to look back and see everything that’s happened. We can celebrate our successes, we can learn from our failures, and we can laugh at the many, many… Continue reading 2020 Year-End Review

Music

So You Want To Be A Performer

My husband is a doctor, and in order to become a doctor, a person has to go to a lot of school and study a lot of medical type things. There are tests, so many tests, and there are rotations, and there’s residency (where you work for nearly three days straight but are paid next… Continue reading So You Want To Be A Performer

Motherhood

How To Cope With Zoom 2.0

So, in case you missed it, we’re at home. And so are a whole lot of people here in Cleveland. For the first two days that we were home (and especially after zoom officially started, when our school closed), I found myself falling back into the familiar routine of ping-ponging around my house, taking care… Continue reading How To Cope With Zoom 2.0

bujo · Miscellany

December BuJo Plus My New To-Do System

I was so ready to leave the ridiculousness of November behind me and move into December, but unsurprisingly, December is starting off even more ridiculously than November. We’re all stuck at home in quarantine (we’re fine, thank G-d). In person school has been cancelled until after Chanukah so we’re back to zoom. Plus over a… Continue reading December BuJo Plus My New To-Do System

Miscellany · Motherhood

Rivki’s No-Good, Very Bad, Awful Day

Before I begin, I do want to acknowledge the unsubtle plagiarism of the title of this post, but it just encapsulated the feeling perfectly. I woke up yesterday completely on the wrong side of the bed. I could not, as my mother suggested, simply get back in and make sure to get out on the… Continue reading Rivki’s No-Good, Very Bad, Awful Day

Mesorah (Jewish stuff)

To Selfie, Or Not To Selfie

I’ve noticed something recently. There are a lot, and I mean, a lot, of selfies on Instagram. I know it’s always been that way, but just lately it’s really stood out to me. And I get it, it’s a photo-based platform and sometimes you want to say something and just don’t have a pic, and… Continue reading To Selfie, Or Not To Selfie

Mesorah (Jewish stuff)

Remembering Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks

It was sad news to receive, coming out of Shabbos, that Rabbi Sacks had passed away. It is a loss for the world. I was a latecomer to Rabbi Sacks’ – I was only introduced to his Torah a couple years ago, at most. But even though my knowledge of his greatness was relatively shallow,… Continue reading Remembering Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks