Right now, I’m having a bunch of stand-offs with one of my teens that you can basically characterize like this: she wants me – us, the family – to be ‘normal’, and I can’t give that to her. She wants me to be the ‘normal’ sort of mum that spends … [Continue reading] about Not enough normal
Have you ever wondered where that phrase ‘under the weather’ – meaning, not feeling so good – comes from? The last few days, I’ve been feeling ‘under the weather’ – lots of head pressure, headaches, exhaustion and snot. And it seems there’s a lot … [Continue reading] about Under the weather
When I first met my husband, he wasn’t observant. He was raised ‘traditional’, and the synagogue his family didn’t go to was always orthodox. He came back home for Rosh Hashana, and ate matzah on Pesach, and fasted for Yom Kippur – but he didn’t … [Continue reading] about Why be a Jew?
Before I threw all my secular CDs away, Queen was one of my favorite bands by a long chalk. The beats, the melodies, the guitar riffs, the clever lyrics. I loved Queen to bits. One of my all time favourite songs was ‘Under Pressure’. Dum dum dum … [Continue reading] about Under Pressure
I opened my inbox today, read a few emails, then shut it down again before responding to anyone. Why? Because I didn’t know what to say. BH, I have the enormous privilege of being in touch with some of the most amazing, big souls in the whole … [Continue reading] about For all the people who just can’t take it anymore