A Tornado is Bad News

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When Jordan was six, he wrote his first original song titled, ‘A Tornado is Bad News,’ inspired by his experience as a Munchkin in a community production of The Wizard of Oz. The lyrics - ‘A tornado is bad news. It can blow your house down. Those cyclones are fierce indeed. Spiral winds, Spiral winds. … Continue reading A Tornado is Bad News

It could always be worse (the modern-day version)

There’s a Yiddish folk tale titled “It could always be worse” (adapted into a book by Margot Zemach), in which a poor man living in a one room hut with his family is having a terrible time. Because of the lack of space, the family is miserable - he’s constantly arguing with his wife, and … Continue reading It could always be worse (the modern-day version)

Our Passover Story

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We kicked off Passover 2021 COVID-style once again, with one Seder for just the four of us (night 1) and the other on Zoom last night with my family. Typically, we run a full Seder with my family, reading from the Haggadah, and we keep it simple with a few prayers and songs when it’s … Continue reading Our Passover Story

January reflections (in COVID times)

Hello, readers - we made it to February! With January, my least favorite month, behind us, I thought I’d share some ramblings about my family’s start to the year. This is a little different than two years ago, when my January reflections post covered school, surgery, and an Eagles team that made it to the … Continue reading January reflections (in COVID times)

Thankful

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Hello readers! It’s been awhile since I last published a post. Honestly? I haven’t felt motivated to write anything for months. Of course, with so much going on in the world, there are a myriad of topics I could have covered from a parenting/working mom perspective. What about... The election? With the polarizing views in … Continue reading Thankful

From Power Outages to Wine – Adventures of a Long Friday

A few years ago, we went through a period where we had regular storms resulting in power outages for days on end. The longest was five days during an ice storm. Not fun. Because of this, Dan decided we should have multiple flashlights and batteries easily accessible. And for a while, there were many flashlights … Continue reading From Power Outages to Wine – Adventures of a Long Friday