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Joy Through Hard Work

A Gut Moed! We’re in the middle of the holiday of Sukkos (Sukkot, whatever you prefer), which is also known as zman simchaseinu, the time of our joy. Maybe you don’t typically associate hard work with joy, but I wrote a piece for Hevria about that exact thing, and why I think that working hard… Continue reading Joy Through Hard Work

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An Escape Room With A Jewish Flavor

It was a pleasure to receive this fascinating post about an unusual and interesting Jewish entertainment venue that Gamliel Beyderman sent me late this summer. I would love to do this someday! You can check out his Facebook page here. Wishing you all a ksiva v’chasima tovah, a good and sweet new year, full of… Continue reading An Escape Room With A Jewish Flavor

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Advice I Would Give Myself Before Heading Off To College

Looking back at the young, naïve girl I was as I made my way to the small midwestern university and remembering the incredibly tumultuous time I had, it’s tempting to tell my former self to do so, so many things differently. Practically everything. But at the same time, I can recognize that: a) I wouldn’t… Continue reading Advice I Would Give Myself Before Heading Off To College

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Being Authentic and Loving My Housewife Life

It seems so retro, such a throwback, and a little, I don’t know, something I don’t always want to own, but, guys, I really do like being a homemaker. I’ll own that. I like it. I get pleasure from it. And I talk about that, plus how I balance my creative drive while also striving… Continue reading Being Authentic and Loving My Housewife Life

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It’s My Birthday!

Yep! It’s true! Today I am 37. It feels great. I’m probably gonna go out and buy some shoes. The closer I get to 40 the more excited I get about life. It really does get better. However, society sends aging women some seriously messed up messages. Like what happened yesterday: But whatever. I’ll continue… Continue reading It’s My Birthday!

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Of Interest – May 2017

It has been so busy! And continues to be busy! But because my drive to procrastinate Yom Tov prep is so strong, I wanted to take a quick minute to let you all know about a few exciting/interesting things I’ve found/was involved with this month. And then we can move right into Yom Tov and then… Continue reading Of Interest – May 2017

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Inside the Mind of A Creative Person

I was thinking about naming this piece “Inside the Mind of This Particular Creative Person,” but with SEO and all that I figured I’d go with the more generic title. That’s one little peek inside my creative process. Over at Hevria this week, I took a long, long look at all the things that go… Continue reading Inside the Mind of A Creative Person

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Invasion of the Stink Bugs!

About three-and-a-half years ago, we were dealing with a serious stink bug infestation. I posted about it (and other fun homeownership stuff) here. It was such a memorable experience that it’s been on my to-do list to write about for all those years, but it was never quite the right time, and I could never… Continue reading Invasion of the Stink Bugs!

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How To Manage Your Inner Critic

I’ve been writing regularly for long enough now (over a decade!) that you might think I never deal with self-doubt or critical thoughts or insecurities or writer’s block. Bahahahahaha. I deal with all of that, and sometimes (a lot of the time?), the more “successful” pieces I write, the more pressure I put on myself… Continue reading How To Manage Your Inner Critic