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
Sometimes when I write a piece, I know exactly what I want to say, exactly where to start, where to go and how to wrap it up. Other times, I’ll have a vague idea and after a couple of drafts, a clear vision will form and then I’ll finish it up. This week, I started… Continue reading Love, True Love
A couple weeks ago we went on an epic road trip. To be fair, most of our road trips could qualify as epic because they are usually more than ten hours and there are little kids involved and a whole lot of planning. But this one was a little more epic than usual. First off,… Continue reading Summer Road Trip and a Miracle at Home!
For my entire married life (all seven plus years of it) my husband has had an erratic schedule. Over the years, we developed a system where he would call me when he was ready to head home so I would know when to expect him. The range, on days when he worked a “normal” shift… Continue reading The dinnertime dilemma
We’re all familiar with the idea of the grass being greener on the other side. Someone else’s life is more fabulous, or more exciting, or just simply more desirable. This definitely happens to marriages. When I took to Facebook to do some crowd sourcing about spousal behaviors that are easier to compare, I got quite a… Continue reading But That Spouse Looks So Much Better Than Mine!
Things were getting a little ho-hum at home, but when I attended an exceptional wedding, I was reminded of all the things I appreciate about my marriage.
*while it isn’t entirely accurate, I liked this title (thanks Renée A. Schuls-Jacobson!) so much more than my other choice, which was “It’s not moving until someone’s laughing maniacally.” Growing up, we moved a lot. Like, approximately every two-and-half to four years. Downside: I was always the new girl. Upside: My family is expert at… Continue reading How I Packed Up My Whole Life Without Losing My Mind*
I heard a story once about someone who was checking the references of a potential suitor. She called the young man’s rabbi and asked him, “Does this person have an anger problem?” The rabbi replied, “I don’t know. He’s never been married.” So, haha, very funny. But seriously, I don’t know if you’ve experienced this,… Continue reading Embracing Imperfection
It’s been over a month since I started this series, and, as if it senses its imminent demise, the clutter has accumulated with ferocity. Okay, I know this has more to do with the insanely busy schedule I’ve had this past month (the concert was lovely, I will bli neder post about it sometime in… Continue reading Clear Surfaces, Clear Mind. Part Two: Decluttering the Piano
I haven’t been reading much of the news from the bombing; it was making me far too sad. My heart is aching for everyone in Boston, and for our country. I mean, yeah. It’s just heartbreaking. But sometimes the best way to combat the evil and to show our enemies that our spirit will not… Continue reading Clear Surfaces, Clear Mind. Part One: Above the Fridge