Okay, that’s an exaggeration. I actually do have some things done, a result of me finally learning to double kugel recipes and also bake kugels in smaller containers (my family never, never finishes a 9×13, even when we have guests, and the leftover inevitably are tossed, but it took me years to just put the… Continue reading It’s Almost Rosh Hashanah And Almost Nothing Is Done
I was just talking to a friend about how insanely busy we are this summer. I thought I was busy during the school year, but this is beyond! As busy as I am, a deadline is a deadline and it’s time for another Hevria post! You can find my musing on summer and how I… Continue reading It’s Summertime, Therefore There Is No Time
My kids’ school has this excellent program called “Social Skills.” It teaches them very useful concepts like not interrupting, “friendly talk,” “brave talk,” and other ways of learning how to be in the world, how to deal with their feelings in a healthy way. I love this program because it presents these concepts to kids in… Continue reading You Are Doing Just Fine
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
I’m getting that colorful beachball of doom again on my laptop. The spinning wheel that portends potential crashing and loss of many, many precious files. Unless things are backed up, which they mainly are on my laptop, except for, ironically, my pictures, which are practically the only thing I value on here. My life has… Continue reading The Only Thing That Is Keeping Me Sane
*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*
Having guests is a big mitzvah. We learn in the Talmud that it’s one of the few mitzvos that we can enjoy the fruits of in this world, yet the principle is still intact in the World to Come. So it’s kind of a big deal. It can be inspiring, enjoyable, entertaining. But what happens when… Continue reading Having Guests – A Pleasure or a Pain?
Okay, I didn’t really think I would post about this, but it’s stuck in my craw. JetBlue, not exactly known for the quality of its flight attendants (remember the guy who cursed out a passenger and then exited via the emergency slide?), recently kicked off a family of four whose toddler was, well, being a… Continue reading JetBlue and 71% of America, J’accuse!
When I was in high school I had an after-school job at a local grocery store chain. Many of my classmates also worked at this chain, and it was a good way to make a little extra money. State policy dictated that for every three hours worked, an employee must have a ten-minute break. Our… Continue reading Can I go to the break room now?
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?