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We’re interrupting your regularly scheduled programming for an important message

If you’ve been following along with my almost daily #AtoZChallenge posts, you might have noticed that I haven’t published anything in a while.

Well, there’s a reason for that. Continue reading “We’re interrupting your regularly scheduled programming for an important message”

Just take a look, it’s in a book

WAAAAAAAY back in my first blog post of the year, one of my resolutions was to read two books a week via my Goodreads goal for a total of 24 books this year. This post is a way for me to hold myself accountable.

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Dog Days Are Here Again

If you follow me on social, then you already know the news, but I’m going to share it again anyway.



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You guys want some cookies?

It’s that time of year again – Girl Scout Cookie Time!

Persephone is once again selling cookies for her troop, and she’s set a goal of 500 boxes. She’s currently 1/5 of the way thereĀ and will be selling until the season ends March 26th.

Wanna see what flavors we have this year?

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I’m Losing My Marbles: An Essay on Great Parenting

I will be the first person to tell you that I have screwed the pooch at parenting a time or two.

Nothing Earth-shatteringly profound is coming to mind at the moment, but I know there are some doozies out there that I’m currently blocking out of my memory.

The reason I’m bringing this up? Because of what happened on Monday.

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Don’t Worry

As someone who frequently suffers from anxiety, the fact that I titled this week’s blog post the way I did is a bit funny.

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Be all that you can be

I’m sure many of you have set your resolutions for the year. I know that some of you flat out refuse to adhere to the practice, which is coo’.

Over the years I’ve discovered that the easiest way to stick to resolutions is to set ones that you actually have a prayer of accomplishing.

That being said, here are my 2017 List ‘o Things I Wanna Do (or Be Better At) in no particular order.

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In Remembrance

Author’s Note: This blog post will be discussing death, which is a sensitive subject and can be doubly hard around the holidays. I wanted to give a trigger warning in case this is one you would rather skip until later.

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The times, they are a changin’

One of the perks of working for a Jewish organization is that you get the major Jewish Holy Days off. This week is the start of Sukkot – so Monday and Tuesday are days I get to be home.

Yesterday I spent the day lazing – I didn’t shower (which is gross), I didn’t brush my teeth (don’t tell my dentist), and I just generally wallowed in my own filth for a while. Before you decide this is just too gross, stick with me for a second.

This morning when I took my shower, it felt like I was coming back to myself. I was scrubbing off the filth of the last couple days, and as it washed down the drain, it felt a bit like a metamorphosis – the butterfly coming out of the cocoon.

You’re probably thinking to yourself – why all the flowery language and the focus on your personal hygiene? I’m getting to that. Continue reading “The times, they are a changin’”

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