Lessons of the fathers

Fathers across North America today are celebrating Father’s Day, a day on which fathers are celebrated for the impact they make on their children’s life. I never celebrated one Father’s Day with my dad. Heck,…

Does size really matter?

These days it is so politically incorrect to call someone fat. But apparently totally ok to call someone thin, even someone you don’t even know that well. Maybe thin people feel discriminated against? Maybe inside…

Safety Last?

One of my kids rode his bike to school today. Whenever my kids ride, roller blade, skateboard etc they always wear a helmet. I nagged them so much when they were younger that they put…

A Morning Meditation

Take time to sit To focus inward To breathe deeply Inhale…….. Exhale…….. Enjoy the peace Feel the serenity Wash over you Inhale…….. Exhale…….. Blow away your troubles Be free Cherish the moment Without stress Inhale………..

Do us divorcees rate?

I make no secret that I have been back in the dating cattle market for some time now. I have to say, that dating once one has been divorced is a whole different kettle of…

The Silent Pain

To the outside world she looks normal. More than normal. She’s beautiful, shapely, has long flowing hair that she takes great care of. Her smile lights up the room. You watch her walk in her…

Haveil Havalim #168 is up

over at Jack’s place! Thanks to Jack for giving us a shout out! Chag Sameach!

What does Zniut mean to you?

Tzniut, modesty – what does it mean to you? Is it just a way to dress, or is it a way of behaving that encompasses dress, speech, behaviour, thoughts, actions?   I am having trouble…

Haveil Havalim

Haveil Havalim is a carnival of Jewish Blogger Posts, submitted to / solicited by the host of that week’s carnival. This week a very funny and amazingly irreverant dude called Hesh is the honoured host…

Is gender equality right?

I was brought up religious – modern orthodox to be sure – our home was always kosher, we observed Shabbat and the holidays, Judaism was central to who we were. I went to Hebrew day…

To My Sweet Boy on His Sixth Birthday

How the time has flown since that May day When we welcomed you into our family You were pulled kicking and screaming into the world At 4.01 pm, Tuesday afternoon, 6 years ago today, Weighing…

Going Barmy with the Barmitzvah

My eldest child is soon to be barmitzvahed. I am still in denial that I hit my thirties quite a while ago, so the idea that my oldest is going to be 13 has taken…