Party motivators come to WRP

I've learned a lot of birthday party planning lessons over the last 9 years. 1. Don't start 'til age 5, when the kids are old enough to stay without crying or asking for help in the bathroom. 2. Plan more activities than necessary. 3. Cut off the parties after 1st grade when the kids no … Continue reading Party motivators come to WRP

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Get moving after Yom Tov

When I found out I'd be running alone for my long run this morning, I knew I needed a plan. There was only one thing that got me out of bed this morning at 6AM for 8.5 miles by myself: the beach. It takes me 22 minutes to reach the lake from my house when … Continue reading Get moving after Yom Tov

Caught the Zumba bug

Six years ago, while still working at JUF News, I wrote an article about a survey and grant focusing on the health of Chicago's Orthodox community. Unlike the dozens of other articles I had written on JUF grants, this one I still remember, not only because of the shocking survey results, but also because I … Continue reading Caught the Zumba bug