bujo · Miscellany

November Bullet Journal Update

I sent my boys off to school this morning with their heavy winter coats. The forecasted high is only in the low forties, and while they would happily just wear their hoodies inside and out, I decided to intervene. This may be a minority opinion, but I love when fall comes in. I love getting… Continue reading November Bullet Journal Update

Mesorah (Jewish stuff) · Motherhood

Accepting That You Have No Control

I love feeling like I’m in control. I like to be organized. I like to have a plan, a plan in advance. Sometimes, though, there is just no planning for things. We all know the adage “Mann Tracht, Un Gott Lacht” (Man plans, G-d laughs). I think most of us have also experienced that, on… Continue reading Accepting That You Have No Control

Motherhood

From Nothing To All The Things: BuJo Update

Remember this post when I revealed to you just how off the BuJo wagon I had fallen? All those large swaths of empty unused pages. All that missed opportunity to be even more organized! Well, my friends, has the pendulum swung in the completely opposite direction (I feel like that could be a memoir for… Continue reading From Nothing To All The Things: BuJo Update

Miscellany

What I Learned From A Month With My Bullet Journal

Like many people, I do so much better when there are tangible goals that I have written down and have some level of accountability to. It reminds me of the time that I was in Rabbi Nivin’s Chabura, I was wildly productive then. Also like many people, I often feel like I do not have… Continue reading What I Learned From A Month With My Bullet Journal

Motherhood

Six tips on how to keep your toys organized when you don’t have a playroom

So even though we moved from an apartment to a house, we don’t have a designated play area.  This means that our living room is also our play room, which means it’s normal for it to look like this: That’s actually the manageable version.  Having toys on every conceivable surface (the couch was unusually accessible… Continue reading Six tips on how to keep your toys organized when you don’t have a playroom

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

Marriage

Clear Surfaces, Clear Mind. Part Two: Decluttering the Piano

It’s been over a month since I started this series, and, as if it senses its imminent demise, the clutter has accumulated with ferocity.  Okay, I know this has more to do with the insanely busy schedule I’ve had this past month (the concert was lovely, I will bli neder post about it sometime in… Continue reading Clear Surfaces, Clear Mind. Part Two: Decluttering the Piano

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