I love learning, and I love external motivation to learn (I am definitely an Obliger, as per Gretchen Rubin’s fantastic book Better than Before which I have almost finished), so I was extra excited when I was contacted by the Chofetz Chaim Heritage Foundation to promote this historical learning campaign. This is an area that… Continue reading Join 10,000 People In This Global Learning Campaign!
I have spent more of my life than I would like to admit sitting in front of a screen. Just look at this picture my daughter drew last year in her “all about Mommy” assignment: I mean, she could have drawn me playing music, baking, cooking, I mean, even “do laundry” would’ve been better in… Continue reading How I Kicked A Bad Social Media Habit
Happy Chanukah! My five-year-old is running around saying “A Freilichen Chanukah!” to everyone. It’s adorable, since he can *almost* say it, but not completely. It’s been a long, long, loooooong time since I’ve made a video (this was the last one, two years ago!). I’ve been really wanting to make another one, but there’s always… Continue reading Chanukah Mashup Video
Anyone else feel like the beginning of 2019 was about fifteen years ago? I had to think really, really, reaalllllly hard to imagine what I was doing back then, twelve months ago. One of the best things about blogging is that I have a built-in reflection system where I can just look at what I… Continue reading 2019 Year End Review
Hello hello! I’m so happy to announce that Melissa Amster is the winner of this Chanukah Giveaway. Thank you all for entering and thank you to the vendors who so generously donated their stuff! Have a Happy Chanukah everyone!
It has been a long long (very long) time since I did a giveaway, and I had the idea in my mind to maybe do a Chanukah giveaway this year, but as with many nice ideas in my busy life, it existed only in its potential state (meaning it wasn’t gonna happen). But thankfully Rivka… Continue reading Chanukah Giveaway!!
Hello hello hello my friends! I don’t even know where to start. I am so excited about the things I have to share with you today. First of all, I just came back from the most amazing retreat, the Project Inspire Retreat For The Body And Soul (remember I told you I was going to… Continue reading So Many Things To Tell You
It snowed on November 1st. My Colorado friends will be unmoved by this because I know it snowed earlier there. I saw the posts of the little children and dedicated parents trick or treating in full winter gear. Kudos to you. We don’t do Halloween, but here in Cleveland it can definitely be snowy on… Continue reading Winter Is Coming
Here we are, on the other side of all those holidays. Whew! Anyone else feeling their head spinning? Just me? I don’t think it’s just me. It was, as usual, a rollicking, hectic, wonderful, uplifting, stressful, overwhelming, inspiring month. There were high highs and low lows and now we are back to our scheduled programming… Continue reading New (Jewish) Year, New You
It is that time of year again, time for the crunch of needing to prepare spiritually while having so much to do physically. It’s a common dilemma, especially for those of us who are in charge of cooking, baking, shopping and all the details of running a household. I’ve written about it for Jew In… Continue reading Quick Thoughts For Elul 5779