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

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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

bujo · Miscellany

December BuJo Plus My New To-Do System

I was so ready to leave the ridiculousness of November behind me and move into December, but unsurprisingly, December is starting off even more ridiculously than November. We’re all stuck at home in quarantine (we’re fine, thank G-d). In person school has been cancelled until after Chanukah so we’re back to zoom. Plus over a… Continue reading December BuJo Plus My New To-Do System

Miscellany · Motherhood

Rivki’s No-Good, Very Bad, Awful Day

Before I begin, I do want to acknowledge the unsubtle plagiarism of the title of this post, but it just encapsulated the feeling perfectly. I woke up yesterday completely on the wrong side of the bed. I could not, as my mother suggested, simply get back in and make sure to get out on the… Continue reading Rivki’s No-Good, Very Bad, Awful Day

bujo · Miscellany

November Bullet Journal Update

I sent my boys off to school this morning with their heavy winter coats. The forecasted high is only in the low forties, and while they would happily just wear their hoodies inside and out, I decided to intervene. This may be a minority opinion, but I love when fall comes in. I love getting… Continue reading November Bullet Journal Update

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What Is The Point Of Social Media?

I got up this morning when my alarm went off (okay, I hit snooze once, which, for me, is essentially the same getting up immediately) and for the first time in what feels like years, but is actually just a couple weeks, I was awake while the rest off the house was quiet. Sipping my… Continue reading What Is The Point Of Social Media?

Miscellany · Motherhood

A Breath Of Fresh Air

School has been officially closed since March 17. Here in Ohio, we’ve been staying at home and social distancing since March 23. Not surprisingly, we’re all a little tired of it. But, of course, we are all doing our best to make the best of it, and we take our social responsibility seriously. The kids… Continue reading A Breath Of Fresh Air

Mesorah (Jewish stuff) · Miscellany · Motherhood

Silver Linings of COVID-19 Break

It’s less than a month before Pesach and instead of preparing for this exciting and labor-intensive holiday, I am preparing for some exciting and labor-intensive home-schooling. That’s right, school is out for at least the next five weeks, and my five kids are all home with me, and instead of buying matzah, I’m stocking up… Continue reading Silver Linings of COVID-19 Break

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How I Kicked A Bad Social Media Habit

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