One of the things that I most love about writing for Hevria is the way I am encouraged to constantly push my boundaries, to be more vulnerable, to reach deep within myself and be honest about the complicated emotions that are going on in there. My baseline writing has evolved to become deeper because of… Continue reading Do You Ever Regret Being Religious?
Sometimes we can’t really change until we accept who we are
A life of self-promotion is exhausting!
An acquaintance recently asked me if I’m still blogging. I responded with, “yes? kind of?” because while I have been writing, sure, thankfully, wonderfully, I have completely neglected my little beloved blog here. I had a post up on Kveller last month (did I ever link to it? I don’t know. Here it is. It’s about… Continue reading What Should I Cook For Rosh Hashanah?
When Rivka Malka Perlman asked if I would help spread the word about the upcoming Redemption Retreat, I was all for it. I didn’t know that much about the retreat, but on the surface it seemed like a very nice thing. Well, just watching this five-minute video by Rivka Malka as she gives some background to… Continue reading Need To Recharge? Go To The Redemption Retreat!
I had the great pleasure of catching up with an old friend the other day. It’s been years since we’ve spoken, but, like it goes with people you feel connected to, our phone call felt as comfortable as if we’d never lost touch. This friend is an intelligent, kind, warm woman with an infectious optimism and… Continue reading Chazkeinu – Group Support For Jewish Mental Health
Is anyone else traumatized by the burgeoning Back-To-School section in Target? My kids’ school doesn’t begin until September 1st (I think), so the mere existence of those markers and backpacks and glue sticks is a real summer buzzkill for me. I guess I could look at it positively and be grateful that we have a… Continue reading How is Summer Almost Over Already?
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!
Hi! Welcome to my blog! Maybe you just came to read about the excellent web series “Soon By You,” 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 “Soon By You” is the Web Series Orthodox Jews Have Been Waiting For
Yesterday was the first day of summer vacation, a wonderful day where my children are excited about school being over and not yet bored and fighting with each other (well, not more than usual, at least), and where I am feeling energized by not having to do the normal morning routine. I wanted to take… Continue reading Perspective