Motherhood

What’s your take: Who’s your go-to person for your parenting questions

So I added this poll back in November, and it just kind of quietly hung out on the sidebar, waiting to be noticed.  Here are the results of that noticing: Running things past mom (or dad, maybe) is a clear winner in this case.  I think it’s kind of nice that there is still the… Continue reading What’s your take: Who’s your go-to person for your parenting questions

Marriage

Your husband is not broken; he’s just a guy

Those were the wise words a good friend of mine spoke to me when I was engaged to my husband.  The entire idea was something to the effect of, “There will be times when you think that your husband is broken or something.  He’s not.  He’s just a guy.  They’re just different from us.” I… Continue reading Your husband is not broken; he’s just a guy

Motherhood

The dishes can wait

I had a major headache today.  You know, the kind that you can feel coming on a few days in advance.  Yeah, one of those. Unfortunately, I was a little too busy to take it easy.  Also, my husband was out-of-town Sunday night, which always messes up my schedule.  As in, I stay up way… Continue reading The dishes can wait

Torah Tuesdays

Torah Tuesdays: It’s not a coincidence

I heard someone lamenting the fact that she was having a difficult time with a certain relationship.  She was feeling hurt, angry and frustrated.  It was taking a lot of her energy just to deal with the situation. While I was empathizing with her, I was reminded of a certain five-point plan of action that… Continue reading Torah Tuesdays: It’s not a coincidence

Parenting

Have a newborn? Try Cumulative Sleeping

As anyone who has ever had a newborn will attest, sleep is a rare, precious commodity.  When nursing either on a schedule or on demand, it can feel like every time you turn around, the baby needs to be fed again.  And again.  And again. In addition to the seemingly endless cycle of feeding, there… Continue reading Have a newborn? Try Cumulative Sleeping

Torah Tuesdays

Torah Tuesdays: Giving Others the Benefit of the Doubt

My husband and I had an experience this past Shabbos which reminded us of one of my favorite mitzvos – Judging others favorably. We were taking a walk to the park on Shabbos afternoon.  While we were waiting to cross the relatively busy street,  we saw, on the side street across from us, a car… Continue reading Torah Tuesdays: Giving Others the Benefit of the Doubt

Marriage

Being unpleasant to the ones we love the most.

Yesterday was a stressful day.  I was scheduled to play in a concert in the evening, and before that happened, I needed to sterilize the breast pump, pump some milk for the baby, sterilize the bottles (they were still in the package), take a shower, get my instruments and music from the car, write and… Continue reading Being unpleasant to the ones we love the most.

Parenting

Dealing with the guilt of mothering

(This is my 100th post!) Sometimes when Little Man is yelling for me because he can’t quite reach the toy he wants, or can’t quite get up on the couch, or some other very important toddler frustration, and I’m in the middle of dinner (or a book, or any activity that is helping me center… Continue reading Dealing with the guilt of mothering

Home stuff

Top o’ the fridge to you

I’ve only been married for about two-and-a-half years, so I’m still getting the hang of this whole “domestic maven” thing.  I mean, who knew that an apartment inhabited only by a wife, husband and toddler could get so dirty?  Where does this dirt come from?  I don’t remember inviting it in. One thing which I’m… Continue reading Top o’ the fridge to you

Parenting

A Suggested Strategy for Diaper Changing Drama

 Hi!  Welcome to Life in the Married Lane!  If you’re new here, you may want to subscribe to my RSS feed.  Thanks for visiting, and enjoy your stay! Those were the halcyon days:  I would say to Little Man, “Time for a new diaper!”  and he would gleefully run to the diaper changing pad in… Continue reading A Suggested Strategy for Diaper Changing Drama