book review · Miscellany

Letters From Planet Corona Review

It’s been a while since I’ve done a book review. Like a long while. But this pandemic is certainly a time to start doing new/old things, so here I am, bringing you a review of a book that is both something that we are all too familiar with and at the same time, takes us… Continue reading Letters From Planet Corona Review

podcast

When A Yes Should Be A No

I had to say “no” to writing this blog post yesterday (I strongly prefer to write my posts on Sunday, that way they come out bright and early Monday morning) because there was just too much going on. It was a balagan of a day. So here I am, writing this post shortly before lunchtime… Continue reading When A Yes Should Be A No

Mesorah (Jewish stuff)

Shabbos Candle Lighting Challenge

A few months ago, back when the weather was still decent and people were walking around, an acquaintance of mine who lives nearby was out taking a Shabbos walk with some of her children. I happened to be outside my house at the time and we were making pleasant small talk, and she mentioned to… Continue reading Shabbos Candle Lighting Challenge

Marriage

Creating A Deeper Connection In Your Marriage

A couple summers ago (the summer before The Pandemic, to be specific), I signed up for an eight-week marriage course. A friend had highly recommended it, and I was looking forward to it. Marriage is like a plant: You need to take care of it for it to thrive, but, like a plant (at least… Continue reading Creating A Deeper Connection In Your Marriage

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