Miscellany

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

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

Mesorah (Jewish stuff)

Do I Really Want Facebook to Just Be Pictures of Babies and Food?

Last week I saw a Facebook post which got me all emotional in a defensive way, and, after some (not enough) reflection, I commented, even though I was aware that my opinion might not be well-received. I rationalized my decision to comment by telling myself that if we only comment on posts that we agree… Continue reading Do I Really Want Facebook to Just Be Pictures of Babies and Food?

Miscellany

The Internet is Probably Ruining Your Life

Maybe you’ve experienced this:  “I’m just going to check my email.”  “I’m just going to pop online for a few minutes.”  “This will just take a sec.”  And then BAM!  Forty-five minutes or two hours later, the dishes are still not done, the toys are still strewn around the house, the menu is still unplanned.… Continue reading The Internet is Probably Ruining Your Life

Marriage · Motherhood

Escaping Hurricane Sandy

We had a trip to Memphis (home of a certain Bubby) planned for over a month.  Tickets had been purchased.  Lists had been made.  Supplies had been obtained.  The date of said trip?  Monday the 29th, the day Hurricane Sandy came ashore to the east coast.  We live on the east coast. Flashback to the… Continue reading Escaping Hurricane Sandy

Mesorah (Jewish stuff)

Good Deeds for Recovery from Illness

Unfortunately, Ayala Pamela bas Leah (Pamela Nagy Weisfeld) passed away today (August 20th).  We can still do good deeds as a merit for her soul.  May her family be comforted, and may we only share in simchas. Some upsetting news came down through the Facebook grapevine yesterday: Pamela was at Neve at the same time… Continue reading Good Deeds for Recovery from Illness

Motherhood

Getting stuff done with a newborn

Hi! Welcome to my blog! Maybe you came to find out how on earth you can get anything done with a newborn at home, 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… Continue reading Getting stuff done with a newborn

Motherhood

The Truth About Motherhood

Just the other day I had one of those blissed-out mommy moments.  The kind where I was enjoying motherhood so much it was euphoric.  My baby was happily babbling, telling me all about the train he was playing with, helping me open the blinds, cheerfully toddling about the apartment, wide grin on his adorable face.… Continue reading The Truth About Motherhood