3 Ways Working Parents Can Make Chanuka Special

I’m assuming that Chanuka in a home with two working parents is quite different than what others experience. While we love the holiday, it’s sometimes hard to make it special.  The people I spend my work-day with don’t celebrate the holiday.  Since I spend the days at work it’s easy…

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When You Work Until Candle Lighting Time – Getting It All Done on a Short Friday

Tis the season… of super short Fridays! I remember the days when I’d arrive at daycare straight from work with 45 minutes to spare until Shabbos began.  I think it was one of those cases where I was so busy, I had to be super organized.  We never had fresh…

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tAPPing into Tech: Jewish Apps

Tapping into Tech is where I review my favorite apps and tell you why they are super awesome for working moms. Here are 5 of my favorite Jewish apps that make Jewish living easier and more accessible for me. 1.  JStream JStream is my go-to Jewish music app.  I don’t…

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DIY: Hadlakas Neiros Tefila

One of my favorite wedding gifts was a glass statuette with the tefilla a woman says after hadlakas neiros (candle lighting).  It was something I used every week and adorned the small spot on our buffet next to my candlesticks. Well, after having 3 rambunctious boys, said gift fell on…

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Embracing the 2014 Holiday Season

The holiday season is all around us.  My office building lobby looks like Christmas threw up.  Trees, lights, and tinsel are EVERYWHERE! In the past I didn’t mind it as much, because we have Chanuka, so getting into the ‘holiday spirit’ was in line with my religion too.  But this…

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Religion-Life Balance: Tisha B’av

http://www.templeinstitute.org/gallery_32.htm I’ve been thinking a lot about next Tuesday, Tisha B’av.  The serious days on the Jewish calendar always pose a challenge for me. I find it hard to focus on the meaning of the day since I still have to take care of everything else that goes on in…

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Modestly Dressed

Dressing modestly is becoming increasingly hard for me as time goes on.  I haven’t worked in a Jewish environment for quite some time, so there’s always that temptation of wanting to dress like everyone else.  Don’t worry- I’m not talking about showing too much skin, but in this hot weather,…

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