Mesorah (Jewish stuff)

How Does Judaism Affect My Marriage? New Orthodox Women Talk!

Hello hello! It’s been a while since we had a round of Orthodox Women Talk, where several women share their own perspective on things that you ask. You can check out some of the previous questions and answers here. This week’s question was: How does Judaism shape your marriage? My response got lost in the… Continue reading How Does Judaism Affect My Marriage? New Orthodox Women Talk!

Mesorah (Jewish stuff)

On Being a Non-Participant

This week was the much-publicized Great Challah Bake and Shabbos Project.  I was totally excited about both these events, but, much to my dismay, I didn’t participate in either!  What?!  Yes. The Challah Bake was scheduled on Thursday.  On Wednesday, I realized that my husband was scheduled to work the 2 pm to 1 am shift… Continue reading On Being a Non-Participant

Mesorah (Jewish stuff) · Motherhood

Pushing the Boundaries

The summer really is drawing to a close.  My Facebook feed is full of pictures of the first day of school, talk of purchasing supplies and the arrival of uniforms.  We successfully made it through Camp Mommy, took multiple road trips, added both a sandbox *and* a trampoline to our yard, and even found a… Continue reading Pushing the Boundaries

Mesorah (Jewish stuff)

Spiritual Materialism

The winners of the sectioned-plate giveaway are announced at the bottom of the post, so if that’s all you’re here for, scroll on down! It’s really amazing what you can get used to living without.  Like the time our oven door was broken and I had to cook everything on the stovetop until it was… Continue reading Spiritual Materialism

Marriage · Perspectives of Marriage

The Perfect Marriage

One thing I’ve learned by blogging about marriage stuff is that everyone’s marriage is different.  I mainly found this out through this post where I suggested what I thought were universal tips that would help with marriage.  Boy, was I wrong!    One reason why different marriage advice works for different people is that we… Continue reading The Perfect Marriage

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  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?

Torah Tuesdays

Torah Tuesdays: Miracles by choice

And we’re back for round #3: A couple weeks ago I was listening to a shiur by Rebbetzin Heller on, and something she said made an impression on me.  This is a very, very rough paraphrase, but essentially, You can choose to see a miracle, or not.  In having a baby, in seeing the… Continue reading Torah Tuesdays: Miracles by choice