What’s your take results: What do you call your spouse?

Wow, I really left that poll up for ages, didn’t I?  Well, the results are definitely in: In our house, we mainly call each other by nicknames (Honey, or Honeychik/Honeychka – the Russian influence and all), or Tatty/Mommy.  We do use our proper names, but with the little parrot in our house (Little Man, that… Continue reading What’s your take results: What do you call your spouse?


Around the Web and Picture(s) of the Week: Standing Genes?

Happy Friday!  Since most of you are probably busy getting ready for Shabbos, I thought I would provide a few highlights from posts I found over the week which I enjoyed, and I hope you do, too. Over at A Mother in Israel, Hannah asks about submission in marriage – how and when is it… Continue reading Around the Web and Picture(s) of the Week: Standing Genes?

Torah Tuesdays

Torah Tuesdays: Good Vibes

Today’s Torah Tuesdays was inspired by a shiur by Rebbetzin Nechama Karlinsky. She mentioned that our attitude towards others is reflected back to us.  In Mishlei (otherwise known as Proverbs) 27:19 we learn that: “As water reflects a face back to a face, so one’s heart is reflected back to him by another.” What does… Continue reading Torah Tuesdays: Good Vibes

Perspectives of Marriage

Perspectives of Marriage: Marrying Perfection

Growing up in today’s world, little girls are constantly bombarded by ideas of what a husband should be like. A husband should be Prince Charming who sweeps his wife off her feet (usually after rescuing her from death by poison fruit with a magical kiss), or he should surprise her with a candle-lit home-cooked gourmet… Continue reading Perspectives of Marriage: Marrying Perfection

Torah Tuesdays

Torah Tuesdays: Thinking before speaking

Because of our concert on Sunday (it was GREAT!!!!  Maybe even worth six exclamation points!!!!!!), my whole week feels off by one day.  I almost didn’t realize that it was Tuesday!  Thankfully, I did, and here is the latest TT post: I talk a lot when I’m nervous.  It’s almost involuntary.  While I am able… Continue reading Torah Tuesdays: Thinking before speaking

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Living outside of stereotypes

Chavi Cohen is a young mother of two, living in Cleveland, Ohio.  A Harvard graduate with a penchant for reading through meals and seeking out intellectual stimulation, she’s always trying to find a happy medium between mommy and me.  On her blog Harvard Housewife she writes about connecting to herself, her friends and family, and… Continue reading Living outside of stereotypes

Perspectives of Marriage

Communication in the Real World of Married Life

Amy Newman Smith is married with three beautiful children and a wonderful husband. A full-time mom, part-time writer, editor, teacher and minivan road warrior, Amy thinks the Disney Princesses should embrace the values of self-reliance, internality and finding treasures on the tree lawn. About this time two years ago, I noticed my husband didn’t always… Continue reading Communication in the Real World of Married Life


Becoming an expert giver

I’m pretty good at thinking about myself.  You know, what do I need, what do I want, how do I feel, and so on.  Marriage, and even more so, motherhood, has helped me get out of that mentality and ask myself, what does he need, what does he want, how does he feel? With my… Continue reading Becoming an expert giver

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The Clueless Caregiver

Nikki Flores (aka CluelessMe) first hit the blogging scene with the Clueless Newlywed blog, which was a fun light-hearted blog, cataloging the unique and clueless adventures surrounding herself and her new husband. Just because the honeymoon is over doesn’t mean the cluelessness had come to a close. Follow the story at and watch as… Continue reading The Clueless Caregiver

Torah Tuesdays

Torah Tuesdays: The more you give, the more you have

This is going to be a short one, as I am totally exhausted right now!  Less than two weeks until the concert.  Whoa! With physical possessions, once you give something away, it’s not in your possession anymore.  If you start off with two apples, and you give one apple to your husband, you only have… Continue reading Torah Tuesdays: The more you give, the more you have