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June 18, 2021Casual Friday + Love of the Week I got the first dose of the Pfizer vaccine last week; aside from a sore arm, the only downside was utter exhaustion on Days #2 & 3. Bless his heart, John took the kidlets on an all-morning yardsale extravaganza. I told a friend what they were doing and she said: “I hope they find some … Continue reading "Casual Friday + Love of the Week" Casual Friday Life
June 17, 2021How Our Return to School Reminds Me of a Jewish Folk Tale 2020 and 2021 have been historic years. From lockdown restrictions to career changes and the intense personal trauma and grief so many people have faced, I’m more than happy to put this period behind us. But there have been lots of lessons learned amidst the challenges and I was recently struck by a parallel I … Continue reading "How Our Return to School Reminds Me of a Jewish Folk Tale" Life Parenting
June 16, 2021Don’t Quote Me: Hiring A Dog? Don’t Bark. Sound familiar? Don’t hire a dog, then bark yourself. David Ogilvy Wait, you’ve never hired a dog? Okay, maybe dog hiring isn’t really the rage anymore…but I bet you’ve asked your teenager to pack their own lunchbox or convinced your co-worker to take the lead on an important project or asked your husband to book … Continue reading "Don’t Quote Me: Hiring A Dog? Don’t Bark." Don't Quote Me
June 15, 2021Productivity Hack: Give Yourself a Deadline There are a lot of deadlines in life: job applications, insurance claims, license renewals, work projects, not to mention the fact the kids are always running dangerously low on clean underwear. But sometimes, when I’m stuck on a task, a deadline is just what I need. I’m a big fan of Gretchen Rubin’s work and … Continue reading "Productivity Hack: Give Yourself a Deadline" Productivity Time Management
June 14, 2021Here’s A Thought: Give Yourself Permission to Quit I’ve already given us permission to eat ice cream for supper, ditch the gimmicky toothpaste, and feed our kids more cereal (if that would make life easier). Now I’m going to suggest we think about giving ourselves permission to quit. Years ago, at a local craft market, I came across a piece of art that … Continue reading "Here’s A Thought: Give Yourself Permission to Quit" Here's A Thought Life
June 11, 2021Casual Friday + Love of the Week I didn’t even make it through my towering book stack. In a fit of desperation, I put my giant to-read pile into the library-return bag…unread. It feels like treason, but it needed to be done. In the last few years, I’ve gotten better about abandoning books after the first 50 pages or so, but these … Continue reading "Casual Friday + Love of the Week" Casual Friday Life