Sometimes when I write a piece, I know exactly what I want to say, exactly where to start, where to go and how to wrap it up. Other times, I’ll have a vague idea and after a couple of drafts, a clear vision will form and then I’ll finish it up. This week, I started… Continue reading Love, True Love
It seems like such a harmless question; people toss it around like it’s nothing. Hi, how are you? It’s basically just an extension of the greeting. I say it myself all the time. Hihowareyou? The expected response is something like “fine,” or “good, thank you.” When someone steps outside those parameters, there’s usually an awkward… Continue reading Why I Don’t Like “How Are You?”
Things were getting a little ho-hum at home, but when I attended an exceptional wedding, I was reminded of all the things I appreciate about my marriage.
A good year! I hope everyone who was observing Yom Kippur experienced a good day of fasting and prayer, in whatever form it took (i.e. at home with the kids, in a new shul, more/less kavannah than last year). May this upcoming year be a year of connection, of happiness, of growth, love and redemption.… Continue reading When There’s No Family In Town
Relationships in blogging are an interesting thing. Over the years, I’ve followed many blogs, some of which I still read, some not so much. Some don’t even exist anymore. It’s similar with my interactions here on this blog. I’ve enjoyed building relationships, as it were, through the comments (and emails! I do enjoy emails!), and… Continue reading New and Improved Relationships
If you’ve never been to an Orthodox wedding, you should really get to one. I mean it. They are a mix of seriousness (the ceremony) and crazy-funness (the reception). Picture rabbis in dark coats and long beards, and then picture those same rabbis dancing with their arms in the air, juggling, doing handstands, showing off… Continue reading Torah Tuesdays: Making the bride and groom happy
Recently, Ima 2 Seven posted about an article she had read on MavenMall.com where a social media mommy was on the verge of cutting the internet out of her home. As a response to the article, Chana Jenny at Jewishmom.com shared how she has developed healthy limits for internet use. Reading these posts made me… Continue reading Using social media in a positive way, part one
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?
I’d like to thank my toddler for napping and my baby for entertaining himself, which is how I had time to write today’s Torah Tuesdays post. Boys, you’re the best! I was looking at some notes I took from a class on Koheles (Ecclesiastes) that I took with Rebetzin Heller, back in the day when… Continue reading Torah Tuesdays: Choose who you become
As I was getting ready to write this post, my internet stalled. Since I’m somewhat tech-clueless, I don’t really understand why these things happen. Maybe it’s too windy outside, maybe there’s “too much traffic,” maybe there’s a sadistic employee at Time Warner who enjoys disconnecting people’s internet at 11:30 at night. Who knows? Not me.… Continue reading Rebooting the Modem of my Mind