Bari

Just a wife-mother-teacher-overachiever in search of good food, great clothes, and big ideas.

The Nine Days

The 9 days are upon us. To some, the 9 days are a series of days that frighten us and keep us playing it safe. To some, the 9 days are a time when we try to find learned individuals in an attempt to join in their completion of a section of talmud, for the …

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Emunah and Anxiety Part II: The How

I am humbled by the amount of feedback my article on emunah and anxiety has received. I am also a bit saddened by the amount of people who have sent me messages regarding their personal stories. So many mothers, daughters, and sisters who are silently suffering. Unfortunately, there is a stigma attached to anxiety and …

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Dropping the Digital Facade

On Tuesday Morning, I posted what some may call a rant on my Instagram account: “Time for some real talk.  This picture was taken at 6pm last week. I got out of bed for the first time and got dressed at 4:30pm. I was unmotivated to do anything-eat, work, take care of my family. Nothing.  …

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The Power of A Picture

“What’s her name?” “Yiddes” “Oh, you mean Yehudis?” “No, I mean Yiddes. It’s like ‘Yiddish’ without the ‘h’.” When I was pregnant, I was convinced I was naming my daughter Batsheva, after Rebbitzen Kanievsky A”H. I even caught myself calling the baby Batsheva a few times. One night, Shmuel asked me what I thought of …

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Weight a Minute

The following piece was written in January of 2016, just a few days after I had been released from the hospital. I had undergone emergency surgery on my small intestine. I had not eaten for a few days, and as soon as I got home, I went to my room and checked how thin I …

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Shabbos Survival Must-Haves

People often ask me how my makeup looks so good Shabbos day. I don’t put makeup on once the sun sets Friday evening, but I take a couple more steps to ensure my makeup will stay put throughout the Day of Rest. I’m often asked, “What’s your secret? Mine never stays!” The secret is this: primer, …

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Not a Fashion Blog

Let’s just make one thing clear; I am not a fashion blogger. The last fashion magazine I skimmed was Teen Vogue. I was 16 and quite disturbed by what I was seeing. Avante Garde looked “ermagerd”, and grunge looked like clothes that Goodwill would reject. In my opinion, not much has changed in the fashion …

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