1Nov, 2019

Who Names Her Publishing Company After Her Mother-in-Law?

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My husband and I with our first two kids and my in-laws (Nana is on the left), April 1999 Seminal moment for me today: I filed a Doing Business As (DBA) application with the county clerk's office. Turns out that is necessary in order to legally operate a company with a name other than your own in the state of [...]

25Oct, 2019

“When the Leaves Drift” – the Perfect Time to Share my Favorite Poem, Autumn Day, by Rainer Maria Rilke

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One of my favorite stretches through the woods I have been out in the country, reveling in the glory of autumn. The fall foliage spectacle is on full display on our property in northwest Indiana. I just love, love, love walking through the woods, or simply driving along the country roads at this time of year. As most of today [...]

18Oct, 2019

A Peek into a Book by Rachel Hollis, Who Writes with Spunk, Attitude and Energy about What’s Actually Going on in her Life and Shares How She Does It All

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Lately, I have been taken with books by young female dynamos: Tami Lahren's Never Play Dead captivated me in August, and now I have a new one to share: Girl, Wash Your Face by Rachel Hollis. In both cases, I had not heard of these media personalities before. They were not people I followed nor had really come across in [...]

27Sep, 2019

My Family’s Favorite, Tried-and-True, Easy Honey Cake Recipe That I Bake Every Year for Rosh Hashana

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This is the season of honey cake, one of my favorite things in the world! And so I am happy to find myself in the kitchen today, baking honey cake, while my kids are all at their various airports to make their way home for the holiday of Rosh Hashana (the Jewish New Year), which we celebrate this Sunday. Honey [...]

20Sep, 2019

How a Book Still Makes Amazing Connections Two Years after Publication, and How my Mom Set an Example for Pursuing your Dreams in your Forties

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Wedding picture in my book A book is a connector. That's one of the surprising things I learned after Jumping Over Shadows came out in April 2017. But now it's been two years. The fanfare of book events has died down, and I am focused on getting Book No. 2 ready to launch this fall. Whenever I'm asked, "So how [...]

30Aug, 2019

Excellent Advice for the Creative Soul from an Unlikely Source: Tomi Lahren

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Excellent view of the White House and the Washington Monument as we were flying out of Washington, DC, and I was reading this book... I am not usually one to buy books at an airport store. But on our recent trip to Washington, DC, where my husband and I dropped our youngest off at college and endured a rather disorganized [...]

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