Obviously, all of our lives have been turned upside down. So it’s funny to think of pointing out some of the ways that things are different. But this morning, when I saw the pile of slippers, it really hit me how much little symbols and items can signal large changes. And I started thinking about… Read More Slipping Our Way Into a New Reality
It was only two short weeks ago (three? four?) that life still seemed relatively normal. On a daily basis, I could hear myself saying: “You’re hiking where? For how many days?” “Are you coming home this weekend? “Please be careful on your way back from Eilat. No, really.” “Yes, you can have the car. Where… Read More One Mom’s Life Staying Put
I’ve never read anything from Emuna Alon until this week. I’ve actually read very little by Israeli writers. But I was lucky enough to have a neighbor with a copy of Emuna Alon’s latest book House on Endless Waters. Knowing I’m a big reader, he asked if I wanted to borrow it, and reassured me… Read More Pouring the Colors Generously
My second son turns 18 on Friday, and while I was reminiscing about his birth and his first few days (as I always tend to do around their birthdays), I find myself thinking about the day before his birth. What happened on that day? It was a Thursday, like today, and I took my oldest,… Read More My Expanding Heart: 18 Years Later
Who knew that Jane Fonda and I had so much in common? As a child of the 70’s and 80’s, I definitely spent my share of time admiring Fonda’s exercise videos and jumping along to her legwarmer-big hair beat. But now I’m admiring her for something else – sustainability. I’ve actually always admired when Princess… Read More If It’s Good Enough for Jane Fonda….
I’ve started learning Daf Yomi. Yep, little me is trying to go through the 7.5 years of daily learning that will serve as a completion of the entire Gemara (Talmud). The entire cycle finished recently and created a lot of excitement – both in the male community that traditionally does Daf Yomi and in the… Read More Adding Some Daf Into My Life
Recently, I was wearing this cute top that makes me feel like royalty. Why? Well, not because I’m moving to Canada, or disowning my family or anything. More because I can’t do a darn thing in it. I can’t work in it, or cook in it, or even really eat. It’s cute and elegant, but… Read More Yes, Just Call Me Royalty Why Don’t You
I like to stay in my box. It’s comfortable. And warm (well, lately it’s been very, very cold where I live, but you know what I mean) and safe. So when Josh and I tossed around the idea of going to Eliat for the weekend, I was inclined to say no. Of course I wanted… Read More Thanks You Boys!
A few months ago, Josh read an article about “The most popular dress on Amazon.” The title caught his eye because it was super weird – Why was a dress going viral? And what did the dress look like? So of course, he had to take a look – and it was actually quite a… Read More My Boys, the Fashionistas
Last week on my blog, I listed all of my reads for 2019. My dad looked over the list and said, “But what were your top 5 favorite?” Oh dad, don’t you know that I have absolutely no memory, and that as soon as I finish a book, it’s gone? But, alas, always up to… Read More My 5 Best Reads of 2019