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


On Endings and Beginnings

Seventeen days That’s all the time we have left in Charm City. The movers are coming on the 24th to pack all our possessions into boxes, and they will return on the 25th to load those boxes, and our furniture, into a big, probably enormous, truck. We’ll pack our children and immediately needed possessions into… Continue reading On Endings and Beginnings

Marriage · Motherhood

How I Packed Up My Whole Life Without Losing My Mind*

*while it isn’t entirely accurate, I liked this title (thanks Renée A. Schuls-Jacobson!) so much more than my other choice, which was “It’s not moving until someone’s laughing maniacally.” Growing up, we moved a lot.  Like, approximately every two-and-half to four years. Downside: I was always the new girl.  Upside:  My family is expert at… Continue reading How I Packed Up My Whole Life Without Losing My Mind*


Guest Post: Keeping Kids Busy During Your Move

A week or so ago, I received an email from a moving company, TSI, asking if a couple of articles they wrote would be appealing as guest posts.  In the past, my guest posts have only been from people I know (either IRL, or through the J-blogosphere), but I was intrigued by one of the… Continue reading Guest Post: Keeping Kids Busy During Your Move


Reflections on Packing

Well, we’re here.  Knee-deep in boxes, packing paper and disorganization.  With the little ones underfoot (or, more recently, clinging to the back of both my legs), packing is going along at a glacial speed.  We will get there eventually. While I was packing up the apartment, I jotted down some sentiments that came to mind. … Continue reading Reflections on Packing


Around the Web and Pictures of the Week

[Amusing sidenote:  I wrote this on Friday and totally thought I published it.  Not sure what happened there.] Well, it’s really crunch time now.  In less than two weeks, the movers are coming.  I’m trying to tie up loose ends and get everything in boxes, etc. So, I’m feeling a little blah about doing a… Continue reading Around the Web and Pictures of the Week

Menu Plan · Recipes

June Menu Plan

Since we’re moving in less than a month (Aaaaahhhhhh!), my June menu plan’s focus is on using up everything that I have in my house.  In the fridge, the freezer, the cupboards (I found a ridiculous amount of corn meal.  Go figure).  I was not looking forward to this inventory of items.  At all.  I… Continue reading June Menu Plan

Perspectives of Marriage

Home is where we are

Shoshana Rubli is a wife, first-time mommy, voice/dance teacher, performer, and part-time blogger at We Will Be Like Dreamers. Originally from NJ, she now resides in Jerusalem- where she and Rivki were roommates in seminary. She is happy to be sharing ‘space’ with her again! We moved this week. We found an apartment on Erev… Continue reading Home is where we are

Torah Tuesdays

Torah Tuesdays: Who’s in control?

This topic is kind of a trend with me lately (must be some sort of pregnancy side effect).  I was searching for something on the topic of Sukkos, and I found this video on Aish.com.  While the video itself wasn’t exactly my taste, it did bring forth a message which I really feel strongly right… Continue reading Torah Tuesdays: Who’s in control?

Home stuff

In Cleveland, still in boxes

So, we finally moved to Cleveland. My parents were a great, great help. They rented a car from St. Lou and drove down to Memphis, then my father and husband switched off driving the enormous Penske truck for the day-and-a-half trip. We towed our car from the back of the truck (an interesting experience in… Continue reading In Cleveland, still in boxes