Baking Challah

Back in November, I bought a highly-recommended cookbook I’d been wanting for ages. I’d read it would give me a foolproof challah recipe. I had never made homemade challah before. It was something I had always wanted to do, one of those things on the endless list that never happened. It was a bit of […]

The Bright Spots of Being Laid Off

Yesterday, I wrote the story of being laid off. Today, as I continue to grieve and move forward, I wanted to share the few bright spots I’ve found in this experience. I haven’t ever really thought of myself as someone to find the silver lining in everything, but honestly – I think I am. While […]

Laid off Due to COVID-19

I will never forget the cool, calm tone of her voice. “Your position has been eliminated.” I sat there on the phone in shock. Absolute shock. What started as a productive day in my new work-from-home life had become the last day I was employed. I foolishly never saw it coming. Now, I was listening […]

It’s Okay to Not Be Okay

Hi there friends. Let’s chat. I write this to you sitting at my dining room table, just days into the self-imposed quarantine we’re all doing in light of the spread of COVID-19. I have struggled to find the words to express all the feelings I have about the situation we’re all in. Some moments, I […]

The Ultimate List of White Elephant Gifts Under $25

I cannot believe that we are officially halfway through December – it’s crazy. If you work full-time like I do, December brings lots of things to the workplace – holiday parties, treats from co-workers, and one you may either love or dread – the White Elephant gift exchange.

The Best Gifts for a Meaningful Holiday

Does anyone else struggle to figure out the perfect gifts for your kids? I know I do. I’ve been trying to be really intentional about gifts for the girls this holiday season, and looking for the right balance between meaningful gifts and fun ones. It isn’t easy, especially with an almost seven year old who wants all the things in the toy catalog, but doesn’t always look for the connection behind it.