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Month: October 2018

Holy Halloween | How a Secular Holiday Brings Meaning
Judaism
Life
Parenting

Holy Halloween

I love Halloween and I have for about as long as I can remember. I’m not an obsessed, pinterest-y kind of Halloween girl. Usually, I throw on a tutu or a Wonder Woman t-shirt; no elaborate costumes for me. We carve a couple of pumpkins, usually with triangle eyes and sloppy mouth, no elaborate decorations […]

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Life

How Do We Make Sense?

How do I make sense of the horrors that took place this weekend? There is no sense to be made. 11 people were horrifically murdered on Saturday morning for no reason, with no logical purpose. How does one live in a world where you know the next time you walk into your church, synagogue, school, […]

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Let the Children Thrive | Focus on Resilience Instead of Success
Parenting
Parenting Mission

Let the Children Thrive

What does it mean to thrive? To flourish? These terms have picked up popularity in the last decade or so. With websites, books, psychological terms and more all embracing and using these terms, it seems to me that the popularity must be in direct correlation with the rising feelings of apathy, fear, and loneliness in […]

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Stomping All Over the Carpet | How My In-Laws Became My Friends
Life
Marriage
Perspective

Stomping All Over the Carpet

How My In-Laws Became My Friends My husband and I married fairly young, at just 23 years old. Of all of the stress and changes that I expected in the process, there was one that came as a huge shock: in-laws. I had no idea how much work in-laws would take. I was young and […]

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I'm a Hallmark Girl Now? | Zoning Out Can be a Blessing
Life

I’m a Hallmark Girl Now?

A few months ago, I was scanning through Netflix looking for something to watch and came across a show that seemed up my alley. Based on the picture and the description, it looked like it was in the “Charmed” genre – that is to say, a female lead, soap-opera-light with a fantasy/sci-fi twist. So I […]

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Life

One Day When I’m Successful

A few months ago, I was sitting in a meeting and pulled up Doodle to work on scheduling something. I sighed and mumbled under my breath, “One day when I’m successful I won’t have to be the one to schedule all these meetings.” I didn’t mean much by it other than I find scheduling meetings […]

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Enjoy it While You Can | Unhelpful Advice for Tired Stressed Moms
Parenting

Enjoy it While You Can

It happens at least once a week. I’m in the middle of parenting chaos, exhaustedly chasing a child through a building somewhere and an older woman will turn to me, with a sigh and a tear in her eye, and say, “Enjoy it while you can. They grow so fast.” And then I smile and […]

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#ParentingFail | Learning From My Parenting Mistakes
Parenting
Perspective

#ParentingFail

Sometimes, parenting feels like a long string of fails with just a few wins here and there. There are so many days it feels like almost no matter what you choose, you just can’t win. And then there are these times, when you have such an astoundingly obvious insight, that you can’t help but feel […]

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My Husband Doesn't Give Me Permission | Making Marriage a Partnership
Marriage
Partnership

My Husband Doesn’t Give Me Permission

I can’t get this conversation out of my head: “Did she just say she had to ask her husband for his permission? She is a CEO for Christ’s sake!” This thought came while I was listening to a podcast over the summer. I won’t name which one to protect the innocent (or innocently misguided?). But, […]

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Finding Comfort in Forever: My Journey to Losing 30 Pounds
Health
Life

Finding Comfort in Forever: My Journey to Losing 30 Pounds

In the past few years, a number of life-style changes seemed to conspire to aid in a significant weight gain. I had two children; I moved from a walking city to a driving city and then to a suburb; and then I took a job with a 45-minute commute in each direction, where I spent […]

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