Miscellany

The Not Quite Definitive Guide to Long-Distance Moving

I absolutely love getting mail from readers, and have been fortunate to get both emails AND mail mail. Like letters. In envelopes. From other countries, even (you know who you are – thank you!!). Recently I got an email from someone who may be moving soon to a different state, and wanted to know about… Continue reading The Not Quite Definitive Guide to Long-Distance Moving

Mesorah (Jewish stuff)

Things I Learned When My Fridge Stopped Working on Rosh Hashana

Yes, you read that correctly.  When I opened the refrigerator on Thursday night to take out the food for the next meal, I noticed that the temperature inside the fridge was . . . not cold.  I closed the door and immediately re-opened it, thinking maybe I was imagining things.  But, no, it was definitely… Continue reading Things I Learned When My Fridge Stopped Working on Rosh Hashana

Motherhood

Patience is the New Black, or, Kids in the Kitchen

I struggle with perfectionism.  To be fair, I’ve come a long way.  Having three little kids will tend to do that to a person.  Just the other day, I even put mismatched shoes on the baby and left the house like that.  True story. One way I’ve dealt with my perfectionism is learning to reframe… Continue reading Patience is the New Black, or, Kids in the Kitchen

Marriage

Clear Surfaces, Clear Mind. Part One: Above the Fridge

I haven’t been reading much of the news from the bombing; it was making me far too sad.  My heart is aching for everyone in Boston, and for our country.  I mean, yeah.  It’s just heartbreaking.  But sometimes the best way to combat the evil and to show our enemies that our spirit will not… Continue reading Clear Surfaces, Clear Mind. Part One: Above the Fridge

guest post · Mesorah (Jewish stuff)

Let the Pesach Prep Begin!

Well, it’s definitely that time of year.  Pesach prep has begun (for some of us, at least).  In the weeks leading up to this holiday of freedom, I want to share some tips, tricks, and wisdom from around the web. It’s understood that everyone has their own preferred method of cleaning, planning, and procrastinating.  Obviously… Continue reading Let the Pesach Prep Begin!

Parenting

Why gating the kitchen is great idea, or, the day I took my stove apart

It’s been really hot lately.  So hot that my usual getting-out-of-the-house activities are not an option. Going for a walk? No thank you. Playing in the park? Not unless I want heat stroke. Other (free) indoor activities, such as going to the grocery store or library, haven’t panned out so well, as I haven’t always… Continue reading Why gating the kitchen is great idea, or, the day I took my stove apart

Menu Plan

Menu Plan, week of July 17th

Shortly after I moved, one of my friends asked me when I was going to make a menu plan again.  “After I finish unpacking,”  was my reply.  However, wandering the aisles of my new grocery store (I love you, Seven Mile!) with considerably less focus than usual was not super pleasant, or productive. Cue heroic… Continue reading Menu Plan, week of July 17th

Torah Tuesdays

Torah Tuesdays – It’s all good

I am a bit behind on preparations for Rosh Hashanah (understatement), and I’m sure everyone who is preparing is also quite busy, so thank you for stopping by! Above my kitchen sink is my “wall of inspiration.”  It’s a collection of quotes and advice which I find helpful to meditate on while washing dishes, or… Continue reading Torah Tuesdays – It’s all good