Mesorah (Jewish stuff)

Filling Up My Spiritual Gas Tank

Yesterday the “fuel level low” notice popped up on my dashboard. Despite my love of organization and type-A personality, I more often than not let my gas get all the way down to practically empty before I fill it back up. It’s just so easy for me to be busy busy busy and not take… Continue reading Filling Up My Spiritual Gas Tank

Miscellany

What’s In A Year?

Specifically, this year. Here are some highlights of 2018, one post per month: January At the beginning of the year, I was still dealing with a very, very difficult interpersonal relationship, which led me to write this post for Hevria, hoping that as time marched on, I would find better coping mechanisms and the difficult would… Continue reading What’s In A Year?

Music

Using Music to Set A Mood

You might imagine that I constantly have music playing in my house, subtly influencing my children and setting a beautiful tone for my life. You would be mistaken. I don’t know what it is, but background music is often a very very late afterthought for me. It’s the kind of thing where I will walk… Continue reading Using Music to Set A Mood

Miscellany

Cold Weather Creativity

One of the challenges of having regular deadlines is, well, meeting them. Coming up with ideas that are satisfying, that I think people might (maybe? hopefully?) like or relate to. Some weeks it’s so clear. Other weeks it’s really not. Some weeks the pieces come out right away. Other weeks I have to struggle to… Continue reading Cold Weather Creativity

Motherhood

Don’t Just Look For the Helpers, Be a Helper

Yesterday, as I was watching my daughter cross the street to go to a friend’s house, it started snowing. Not much, and no accumulation, but still, there it was. Sunday, I was in California. Okay, Friday through Sunday. I was at the Aish HaTorah Partner’s Conference, which was amazing, inspiring, amazingly inspiring. I’m telling you, you… Continue reading Don’t Just Look For the Helpers, Be a Helper