It's probably a bit uncommon to write an "about me" post when I've been blogging for two years already (where did the time go?!), but I thought it might still be a good idea - both to give an introduction and a welcome to new readers, and as a kind of re-evaluation for me.
When I began writing this blog, I was a daughter living at home and just discovering my passion for anything and everything domestic. I was a new reader of LAF, and reading their articles inspired me to start writing - more articles than could ever be published through their website. When I had a folder bursting with written materials, I started a blog to both release and organize all my thoughts and musings, and perhaps occassionally to write a more personal post and/or upload a few pictures. I've been an enthusiastic diary-writer all my life, so an online journal was a natural extension.
Before I knew it, this blog connected me to an inspiring, encouraging network of like-minded ladies - daughters, sisters, wives, mothers, grandmothers - and time after time, I was amazed to discover just how much in common I have with women who don't share my faith, country, heritage or even language. It turns out that women from all over the world, from all cultural and religious backgrounds can connect in their love of family and home.
A lot has changed in my life since then. I met my dear wonderful husband, Yitzhak, and we were married in spring 2008. Ten months after our wedding, I held a tiny little love bundle in my arms - our firstborn baby daughter, Shira.
Now I'm a blessed wife, mother, and guard and keeper of our home. The love of domestic life, the serenity it brings, and the stability a wife and mother at home gives her family is one of the most wonderful discoveries a woman can make. I'm passionate about womanhood, wifehood, motherhood, and feel it's a privilege to share my passion with others.
I love the domestic arts and the simple daily doings of a home - laundry on the line, dishes waiting in the sink to be washed, sweeping the kitchen floor, the smell of freshly ironed clothes. I'm a novice cook, baker, knitter, crocheter and gardener. I am blessed to have the gift of time to savor and enjoy all this.
Even more important is to note that my husband and I are Orthodox Jews. My faith and heritage is the greatest treasure I could ever own. Building a faithful home in Israel is a priceless gift. I enjoy talking with people who want to know more about Judaism, and don't shy away from answering questions about our life in Israel, but I avoid open religious and/or political debates, because they are too draining and I have no time or energy to spare for that. I know you, my readers and friends, will respect this.
This "about me" post will be placed at my sidebar, and I think it will be updated in the future. My child will grow beyond infancy. Hopefully, more little ones will be added to our family. We might move, develop new hobbies, start a family business and many other things which will re-define our personalities, thoughts and plans. We are still young, still very much in the process of learning. I embrace growth and change which will help me become a better wife, mother and woman.
I welcome you to this blog - consider it as an extension of my home. Take a seat, have a cup of tea and some cookies. Do you like this recipe? This is the first time I tried it. Please feel free to write to me and share your thoughts, it's always a pleasure to hear from you. You can also browse my sidebar for links and hop on to some of the wonderfully inspiring websites and blogs I so love to visit whenever time allows.