things that make you go “oy”!

The Celebration of Menstruation??

The Celebration of Menstruation??

OK, so there was this post on Jewrotica (I read ‘em all) talking from a male perspective about how thrilled this guy is when his wife is menstruating, because it gives them pause to examine…

The Chore of Mikvah

The Chore of Mikvah

I used to enjoy going to the mikvah. I used to enjoy the whole spirituality of the evening, the whole build-up to a romantic evening with my husband after days and days of separation. Then…

My Time is Worth Money – a Vlog

My Time is Worth Money – a Vlog

In which I complain about people taking advantage of me professionally.   Find me on Clarity.fm

A Rant – About My Neck

A Rant – About My Neck

Regular readers of my blog are aware that I had neck surgery a year ago. Everything was hunky dory and magical from the moment I woke up in the (I was going to say delivery…

Keeping Our Kids Safe

Keeping Our Kids Safe

Last week during the brief snowstorm we had, my youngest son, Chatterbox, arrived home very late from school. On a day with blowing snow and icy winds, he and some friends were left alone after…

Abuse in the Yeshiva System

Abuse in the Yeshiva System

This story Surviving Bais Mikroh happened in a yeshiva in Monsey, where I live. I personally cannot vouch for the veracity of this story, but having heard many similar stories about this and other yeshivot –…

Heinous or Harmless?

Read: Fury at Hasidic dress codes. Do you think store owners have the right to go above and beyond the standard “No Shirt, No Shoes, No Service”? Or is it totally their call – if…

Wolf Whistling

Stepping out of the home office to walk to the mail box breaks up my day somewhat. Usually I don’t see a soul at lunchtime. Walking back to the house a truck drove past me,…

More “Beauty” Reflections

(This is just a train of thought, a stream of consciousness….follow along as I wend and weft my way) When I get dressed up, made up, put on the fancy hair and the 4 inch…

Wednesday’s Wacky Signs

I don’t even know what it is supposed to be!! Do you?

Wednesday’s Wacky Signs

Modesty in Teaching?

In many yeshivas, the boys call each other by their last names, to the point that sometimes they don’t even know their friends’ first names. There’s been many a time that I have answered the…