Behind every cute necklace...
is a really good story
(and more!)

Life Beyond that Bus Stop

If Norman Rockwell painted a picture of a bus stop, I think it would be mine. Not mine exactly, but the one where at least one of my children has stood for eight years waiting for the school bus to pick them up and drive … Read more

Statement Earrings

My parents did not believe in bribery. When I told them about the kids in school who were rewarded with things for accomplishments or just doing what they were supposed to do, my parents explained to me that this was not how our family operated. … Read more

Embracing My Inner Mrs.

I answer to many names: Rachel, Rach, Mom, Mommy, Love, Sweetie, Friend, Hon and even Hey You. There is one name however that I can’t seem to wrap my head around. You would think I would be used to this name, as it’s technically been … Read more

Manicure is the New Shower

I had my first manicure when I was twelve years old. It was the day before my Bat Mitzvah, and I went to the nail salon on a special outing with my mother. It was a big deal. I’m pretty sure that the next time … Read more

Finding A Rabbi…..And More

When the president of my synagogue called me on my home phone number (only dialed by telemarketers and my in-laws) last summer to ask me to be on the committee to help our synagogue find a new rabbi, I laughed — out loud. I almost … Read more

My Favorite Pods

I like working out. I like folding laundry. I like chauffeuring my kids around in what used to feel like endless circles to sporting events and evening activities. Why is this you ask? I will tell you why. One word (not two) —podcasts. I LOVE … Read more