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

Motherhood

Being Outnumbered by My Progeny, Part One

Okay, since I’ve only been outnumbered by my children for a little over  two months, I am hardly an expert.  In fact, it’s fairly laughable that I’m even writing on this topic.  I could probably have titled this post “Please help me figure out how to manage my household now that I’m outnumbered and putting… Continue reading Being Outnumbered by My Progeny, Part One

Menu Plan

Back in the Menu Planning Saddle Again

As of late, I have slacked off to the max on the meal planning.  A combination of energy level, disorganization, and a reluctance to acknowledge that my cooking needs have shifted have made a different strategy a must.  Instead of developing that new strategy, I’ve just avoided menu planning entirely. And how’s that working out… Continue reading Back in the Menu Planning Saddle Again

Menu Plan

September Menu Plan

I have a confession to make:  I didn’t menu plan at all in August.  Not once.  You can imagine me, wandering the aisles of the supermarket aimlessly, with only a list of essentials, without focus and drive.  Our dinner situation was less than ideal many times.  It was a disaster!  Thankfully, my husband is supremely… Continue reading September Menu Plan

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

Parenting

Have a newborn? Try Cumulative Sleeping

As anyone who has ever had a newborn will attest, sleep is a rare, precious commodity.  When nursing either on a schedule or on demand, it can feel like every time you turn around, the baby needs to be fed again.  And again.  And again. In addition to the seemingly endless cycle of feeding, there… Continue reading Have a newborn? Try Cumulative Sleeping

Home stuff

Top o’ the fridge to you

I’ve only been married for about two-and-a-half years, so I’m still getting the hang of this whole “domestic maven” thing.  I mean, who knew that an apartment inhabited only by a wife, husband and toddler could get so dirty?  Where does this dirt come from?  I don’t remember inviting it in. One thing which I’m… Continue reading Top o’ the fridge to you

Mesorah (Jewish stuff)

the Rav strikes again

Neve campus As usual, Rabbi Moshe Chalkowski doles out simple, practical and brilliant advice.  After reading his latest Questions & Answers email, one particular eitzah jumped out at me:   Question 3: How can I learn to become neat and organized?  My entire life has been one big organizational bad habit. Answer 3: Organization is… Continue reading the Rav strikes again