Monthly Archives: August 2015

In Which I’ll Probably Be Making A Community Garden {Sponsored}

Since I started working for a waste management company, our entire family has become more much aware of the environment. I spend a lot of time tweeting stories about recycling, and now I have become a pretty kick-ass (and kind of annoying) recycler and composter. I post stories daily to…

Unaccompanied

The dog days of summer are in full swing around here. Those weeks when camps have ended and my Facebook feed is full of adorable first day of school photos and the sweaters on display at the mall signal that school and fall and pumpkin spice everything season is just…

Anything To Declare?

As a person with a pretty fun and exciting (read: not actually fun and exciting) general anxiety disorder, you’d think that flying would be a pretty panic-inducing activity, and truthfully, it used to be.   God, did it ever. I used to wake up in cold sweats just thinking about…

Double Digiting

This was me. Ten years ago, tomorrow. Ten days overdue. Fatigue and cranky level = super high. And then I watched Raging Bull and began counting time between contractions and then pausing the movie to breathe through them. And then a mostly teeny, tiny Caillou-bald third baby, a second daughter, came into…

Bruise Waynes and The Dorky Happy*

My friend Sharon just told me this week that August is the Sunday of the summer. And she is so right. How is it that the mornings are already starting to feel crisp and the back-to-school madness has already begun when I feel like I only just stopped wearing my…

Chozrim

Last Saturday morning, I woke up (in my bed! in my new house!) and headed downstairs for my regular shabbat morning ritual—Richmond bakery cinnamon bun, giant coffee, my current book. Only I realized that I had forgotten to leave our urn on, which meant there was no hot water for…

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