Okay, so I’m cutting it a little close to the wire here, but I thought I would take a minute to got through the year and see which of my posts were the most popular, what I wrote about, etc. etc. I feel fortunate to have not one, but two opportunities to reflect on the year. By… Continue reading Looking Back
I’m not sure what it’s like outside of the United States, but here, many places, both residential and commercial, have been decorating and getting in the festive spirit since Thanksgiving. Some places before Thanksgiving (that’s just not right, people! Seriously!). This week is the week where anywhere you go, you’ll see holly, you’ll see lights,… Continue reading The most wonderful time of the year
Yesterday was the English anniversary of the day I converted to Judaism. It’s been ten years. That’s the kind of milestone that leads to introspection. And I did introspect yesterday, for about twenty seconds before my attention got pulled in a million different directions, as usual. Today, since I have a lot of household tasks… Continue reading Ten Years of Being a Jew
My laptop is in the shop. Well, actually, I think it’s currently in the FedEx storage space, because a very nice and perceptive Fedex man stopped by today (shabbos) and told me that he had a delivery I needed to sign for. After my deer in headlights reponse, he queried, “Should I come back on… Continue reading If not now, when?
Moadim l’simcha! Gut Moed! Tishrei is always a busy month. I was explaining to someone recently that I basically make the equivalent of about eight or nine Thanksgiving meals this month. And that’s not including Shabbos. And that’s just the meals, not any of the other cooking/cleaning/planning/whatever that also need to happen. Some years there… Continue reading Wait, What Day Is It?
Remember how excited I was that all my kids were in camp? And my assumption that I would be able to do the All The Things with all the free time that stretched out expansively before me? Hahahahahahahahahahahahaha. I seem to have underestimated how much time taking care of four children and a house in… Continue reading Of Interest – August
I love motherhood. I do. But the biggest challenge, I find, is not losing my cool. It is not easy to stay calm in the face of little screaming, whining people. Cute little people who are pulling on my skirt and asking a trillion questions, repeatedly, incessantly. Whenever I would lose my temper, I would… Continue reading The Up Side to Losing my Temper at My Kids
GUYS!!! My kids are in camp. For the first time since we moved to Cleveland, I have a significant stretch of time where there is this thing called, wait, I can’t quite remember, oh yeah. QUIET. Though, as much as I may kvetch about how it’s been challenging to do things like go grocery shopping,… Continue reading Of Interest – June
I know, it’s a little unexpected to have another post from me since I just posted yesterday, but hopefully it’s a pleasant surprise. Right? Right. Right? In any case, I’ve been asked to do some more videos, and I had an idea to do a short video each Rosh Chodesh. Here’s the first one, where… Continue reading Rosh Chodesh Video Series
Hi! Welcome to my blog! Maybe you came to read about the hot-button topic of sheitels vs. tichels, but you are certainly welcome to stay and read a little more about the truth about feeding small children, maybe get a little inspired by a shift in perspective, or just laugh about the time I had to disassemble my oven. If you… Continue reading Sheitel or Tichel – Is There Even A Question?