Women Who Inspire Us

Women Who Inspire Us #7: My aunt

Today’s post is the seventh in the Women Who Inspire Us Series.  You can read the previous posts here.  You may also want to subscribe to my RSS feed, or “like” my Facebook page to catch the upcoming posts.  As always, if you would like to share your inspiration by participating in the series, please… Continue reading Women Who Inspire Us #7: My aunt

Torah Tuesdays

Torah Tuedays: Random Acts of Kindness

If you haven’t checked out my Rosh Hashana Card Giveaway, you can go here and enter to win! Today’s post is about doing nice things for other people, sometimes for people we don’t know and may never meet.  The concept of doing random acts of kindness is one of my faves.  One thing I like… Continue reading Torah Tuedays: Random Acts of Kindness

Mesorah (Jewish stuff)

Rosh Hashanah Cards Giveaway!

I love getting cards in the mail.  When I see an envelope addressed to me (and that it’s not a bill or donation request), I get really excited.  In this day and age of quick results and instant gratification, there’s something touching about someone taking the time to pick out a card, write a thoughtful… Continue reading Rosh Hashanah Cards Giveaway!

Marriage

How I met my husband

Today is the 10-year anniversary of 9/11.  I feel funny about posting something without making reference to this national milestone.  My husband and I met almost 6 years after the tragic events of that day, and by then, life had largely returned to what is the new normal.  For people more closely connected with the… Continue reading How I met my husband

guest post · Parenting

Guest Post: My kids are my mussar teachers

My friend Sindy has an amazing blog, Mussar for the Masses.  Her posts, based on the mussar she learns with my other friend, Ruchi, are reflective, thoughtful and applicable.  I always come away from her posts with a thought or two (or more) on how I can improve myself.  I’m very happy to have a… Continue reading Guest Post: My kids are my mussar teachers

Women Who Inspire Us

Women Who Inspire Us #6: My mother

Today’s post is the sixth in the Women Who Inspire Us Series.  You can read the previous posts here.  You may also want to subscribe to my RSS feed, or “like” my Facebook page to catch the upcoming posts.  As always, if you would like to share your inspiration by participating in the series, please… Continue reading Women Who Inspire Us #6: My mother

Mesorah (Jewish stuff)

Acting Nobly in the Face of Disaster

You may or may not be aware that wildfires have been ravaging Texas.  Over 700 homes have been destroyed since last Sunday, and there have been 2 causalities to date.   It is the worst fire season in state history, and though the firefighters are doing a valiant job, the fires are still burning, and weather… Continue reading Acting Nobly in the Face of Disaster

Torah Tuesdays

Torah Tuesdays: The Ten Commandments

I thought it might be nice to do a Judaism 101 post, you know, a back-to-the-basics kind of thing. The Ten Commandments are a pretty basic part of Jewish belief.  After all, whatever I’m posting on these Torah Tuesdays posts can be linked back to these commandments in some way.   Indeed, we learn that… Continue reading Torah Tuesdays: The Ten Commandments

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

Women Who Inspire Us

Women Who Inspire Us #5: My four-year-old daughter

Today’s post is the fifth in the Women Who Inspire Us Series.  You can read the previous posts here.  You may also want to subscribe to my RSS feed, or “like” my Facebook page to catch the upcoming posts.  As always, if you would like to share your inspiration by participating in the series, please… Continue reading Women Who Inspire Us #5: My four-year-old daughter