Sometimes we can’t really change until we accept who we are
What a month! At the end of February I got to perform in the In Harmony concert – that’s the women’s band that I was in last time we lived in Cleveland, and the same band that I drove six hours to perform with a couple years ago. They had another concert, and I was… Continue reading FYI Magazine and A Hevria Article
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?
I know it’s a little crazy to be sitting at my computer typing right now, but I’m in that honeymoon phase of having a baby where the sleep deprivation is enough to make me feel loopy and creative but not completely destroyed. That’s usually next week and/or the week after, from previous experience. There’s also… Continue reading Man plans (for an epidural), G-d laughs
I “met” Meredith when she popped over to my blog one day from SITS. Her blog, Perfection Pending, is one I can really relate to, as I’ve written more than a few times about coming to terms with my own wonderful imperfection. So, when I saw that Meredith had a guest post series encouraging mothers… Continue reading How Motherhood Has Changed Me
One of the things that most appeals to me about Judaism is its attention to detail and its involvement in daily life. It’s not just something I do once a week, or on the holidays, or when I’m overcome by a feeling of religious fervor. It’s not something only the priestly class is involved with.… Continue reading What’s Religion Doing in My Closet?
This past Friday was a fast day, and after waking up with a mild headache, I sensed I might not have the stamina to make food for Shabbos. My freezer was sadly devoid of anything I could pull out in a pinch, so I went to a nearby restaurant to pick up some eats. As… Continue reading Blinded By Emotion
My friend Sindy has an amazing blog, Mussar for the Masses. Her posts, based on the mussar she learns with my other friend, Ruchi, are reflective, thoughtful and applicable. I always come away from her posts with a thought or two (or more) on how I can improve myself. I’m very happy to have a… Continue reading Guest Post: My kids are my mussar teachers