Motherhood

Why Going Places With a Toddler Is Actually The Best

I had lunch with a friend today. It was splendid, absolutely something I should do more often. My two-year-old finishes his playgroup around lunchtime, so I picked up him before I went to the bagel shop to meet my friend. He’s a happy, busy little guy, and while we waited for my friend to come, he… Continue reading Why Going Places With a Toddler Is Actually The Best

Mesorah (Jewish stuff)

Using Social Media in a positive way, part two

In my first post on this topic I talked about the many ways social media can be used for the good.  I’m going to qualify that now:  All the good done online isn’t worth your compromising your home life.  This may seem like a no-brainer, but I think for a lot of people it can… Continue reading Using Social Media in a positive way, part two

Torah Tuesdays

Torah Tuesdays: Making a Mommy

I once heard a story about a Mommy who shut herself in her kitchen in the morning.  When her children knocked on the door, wondering what she was doing in there, she replied, “I’m busy making a Mommy in here!” Mrs. Miryam Swerdlov says it in last week’s Binah magazine, when she was talking about… Continue reading Torah Tuesdays: Making a Mommy

Torah Tuesdays

Torah Tuesdays: Say it with a smile

Not this past Shabbos, but the one before that, I was reading something by Rabbi Paysach Krohn in Zman magazine.  Part of it was about marriage, and one piece of advice he gave was this: Greet your spouse with a smile as soon as he walks through the door. Don’t: start off with kvetching, shove… Continue reading Torah Tuesdays: Say it with a smile

Torah Tuesdays

Torah Tuesdays – Be Happy With What You Have

We are in the thick of High Holiday season!  Rosh Hashanah is now behind us, and we are looking ahead to Yom Kippur from the Aseres Y’mei Teshuva – the Ten Days of Repentance.  I thought a post inspired by an article I read on Aish.com about Yom Kippur would be appropriate for today’s Torah… Continue reading Torah Tuesdays – Be Happy With What You Have