Mesorah (Jewish stuff)

On Not Fearing Those Who Are Different Than You

{Did you know that I’m doing a daily video series for the month of Elul?  Very, very short videos (less than two minutes long).  You can subscribe to my YouTube channel, or see them on my blog’s Facebook page (if Facebook decides to reveal them to you), or on Twitter, or contact me to be added to… Continue reading On Not Fearing Those Who Are Different Than You

Mesorah (Jewish stuff)

New Video Series for Elul

Well, it’s here!  Duhn duhn DUHN!  Chodesh Tov everyone, and welcome to Elul (well, technically it’s the last day of Av, but it’s still Rosh Chodesh).  This is a month of potential, of great possibility for growth, and a month where for many years, I’ve watched in dismay as the hustle and bustle of daily… Continue reading New Video Series for Elul

Miscellany

Give Yourself the Credit You’re Due

I got this Facebook message a while back: “Now that I have three [kids] I have no idea how you look put together, write blog posts, practice music, buy groceries, eat, sleep, drink, etc. Any tips?” What a nice message to receive!  My ego got a sorely needed boost.  What’s that, you say?  Well, most of the… Continue reading Give Yourself the Credit You’re Due

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

Miscellany

Five Things I’ve Learned from Candy Crush Saga

This post is largely inspired by my friend Ruchi’s post about Words With Friends. I used to be obsessed with Words With Friends, but it has been dramatically overtaken by my new obsession with Candy Crush Saga.  Even though I play a lot, I haven’t entirely figured out the appeal.  Neither has my husband, who… Continue reading Five Things I’ve Learned from Candy Crush Saga

Mesorah (Jewish stuff)

Being the Best Me I Can Be, One Rebbetzin Kanievsky Moment At A Time

I recently read the biography of Rebbetzin Batsheva Kanievsky, who was a truly amazing and inspiring woman.  I don’t usually connect to biographies of great Rabbis and Rebbetzins, because, for whatever reason, they tend to be written in an overly simplistic manner.  Along these lines: So-and-so was born to this amazing family with these amazing… Continue reading Being the Best Me I Can Be, One Rebbetzin Kanievsky Moment At A Time

Women Who Inspire Us

Women Who Inspire Us: She Fills Me with Glee

If it’s a small world, it’s an even smaller online world.  I got an email from a St. Louis cousin of mine a couple weeks ago setting me up with an Facebook friend of hers who lives in the next town over from us (got all that?).  Her name is Melissa Amster, and we have… Continue reading Women Who Inspire Us: She Fills Me with Glee

Women Who Inspire Us

Women Who Inspire Us #12: My Chinese Teacher

One thing I absolutely love about blogging is receiving emails from readers.  So, when I received a request to participate in the Women Who Inspire Us Series, I was over the moon.  Today’s post is the twelfth in the Women Who Inspire Us Series.  You can read the previous posts here.  You may also want to subscribe… Continue reading Women Who Inspire Us #12: My Chinese Teacher

Women Who Inspire Us

Women Who Inspire Us #11: My L&D Nurse

It’s been a little while since I’ve had the pleasure of sharing an inspiring woman post, so I’m very, very, verrrrrrry happy to share today’s post from my friend and (relatively) new mommy, Nikki Flores a/k/a Clueless Me.  Nikki has guest posted on my blog before about her mishaps in taking care of her husband’s… Continue reading Women Who Inspire Us #11: My L&D Nurse

Music

Review and Giveaway of Chanale’s newest CD

I love Chanale Fellig’s  music. When I heard that she had released another CD, I wanted to get it.  And then I dawdled, and things came up, and we moved, and, well, I didn’t buy it until a week and a half ago.  And what a shame that I waited!  It’s a fantastic album.  I… Continue reading Review and Giveaway of Chanale’s newest CD