It's been almost half a year now since our lives have turned over, a full 360 degrees. It's hard to believe how much has changed, how quickly things have passed - and here we are, in a place far beyond we could have ever dreamed. We weren't expecting a positive, not in any way. And … Continue reading Mah Ashiv
Author: Shevy Levine
Yesterday, we did something brave. "Can we make name-tags?" I asked, only half-joking. "Absolutely," Sruli laughed, "quarterback one and quarterback two!" Not that I know enough about football to have fully gotten the joke, but I realized it had to do with our kvatter status, and presumably, was funny. With that and a wave, Sruli … Continue reading Kvatter
5 Tips on The Upside (…down)
This is what we call an attempt at positivity, alright? You might find this upside down, but what we're doing here is trying to set this right-side up, all in the spirit of v'nahaphoch hu of course... Wish me luck. Here we go - Why IF Rocks: Mikva Excuses! Is it just me, or does … Continue reading 5 Tips on The Upside (…down)
With the amount of drafts accumulating on my computer, and not a finished post in site (mind the pun) you'd think I'm competing for the Drue Heinz Literature prize. (not so.) Or just that I'm really busy (more likely.) More and more, I feel as though our IF is moving up a notch, which is … Continue reading Malky’s Inspiration
The Months in Emoji
Where are you up to? Enjoy the ride! Newly-Married. Wow, married life is fun. Still having a good time... Enjoying. This is nice. Hang on - are we missing something? Hmmm.... Oh my, really? Wait, no! This is embarrassing. Wait, seriously it's just us! Can't believe it, is this for real? How sad! Sinking pit … Continue reading The Months in Emoji
Reflections on Another Year
Earlier this week, DH and I headed out for our annual get-away. I don't know if words can do justice to how amazing that was! To all you folks out there, listen up: just do it. Pick a day, any day, (happened to have been our anniversary, but no matter!) and just go. So much … Continue reading Reflections on Another Year
Living with Purpose
I'm fortunate to live in a rather close knit community. We're all friendly, we look out for each other, we send each other meals when "we" have babies....(sorry, couldn't resist that!) Best of all, we women get together from time to time for learning groups. I generally tend to avoid these shebangs, not because I … Continue reading Living with Purpose
To My Sister in Waiting, You know who you are, my unsung hero. From the outside, people admire your strength, and curiously wonder about the struggles you face. They don't understand you, don't understand the depth of you challenge. They try, as they cluck sympathetically and offer enlightening bits of unfiltered wisdom. Surely, if you … Continue reading Unsung Heroes
There's been a lot swirling around my head, as we recoup, rethink, and try to fortify ourselves for what's up ahead. Second opinions, third opinions, more testing, different meds, adjusted dosage, change of protocol... hang on, can we just breathe? Sometimes it feels like we're just treading water, trying to make sense of things while … Continue reading So There!
I think all IFers can relate... why didn't I think of this sooner?!