Summer wish list: A Jewish Mama Meme

Inspired by my prolific and generally impressive friend Sarah, who blogs over at Standing in the Shadows, I’m creating a summer wish list. I originally had titled this post “A summer to-do list” but that sounded like way to much pressure for the summer. So, here are a handful of things I hope to do this summer. (Sarah had 50. See what I mean about impressive?) I’m tagging a bunch of other bloggers to join in. If I didn’t tag you, but you have a blog, please join in anyway! Otherwise, you can add your contributions to the comments.


1. Watch the sunrise or set on the beach.

2. Use all the greens from our CSA without sending anything to compost.

3. Come up with an idea for a new picture book.

4. Go more than 2 days without using the car.

5. Figure out what to do about this blog.

6. Organize and host a board-game seudah shlishit. Or any seudah shlishit.

7. Get back in the habit of doing havdallah, even if we have to wait until Sunday morning.

8. Get prints of at least some of the photos I’ve taken over the last three years and organize them in a photo album.

9. Camp out more than we did last summer (which was twice.)

10. Take advantage of the Norwich Family Center more than we did last summer (which was not at all.)


11. Go on at least three dates with my husband (including our anniversary.)

12. Get our money’s worth from our season pass to Musante Beach (six or more visits.)

13. Exercise more. Eat better.

14. Do no school related work for an entire week.

15. Promote The Shabbat Princess.

16. Go blueberry picking.

17. Eat more meals outside.

18. Borrow lots of great novels from the library and manage to avoid accruing any fines.

OK, now for the meme part. I’m tagging some other Jewish parenting bloggers –  Ima on the Bima, Frume Sarah, Bible Belt Balabusta, On the Lettuce Edge, Midianite Manna, Adventures in Mamaland, The Rebbetzin Rocks, These Little Waves, and Ima2Seven. If you participate, please put a link back to this meme!

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Sarah Buttenwieser

posted June 28, 2011 at 11:56 am

I hope you’ll put the link in comments on my blog, too! If our friends’ blueberry haul is great, I’ll bring you. We can even ride our bikes there if we’re feeling ambitious (it’s not that far, just a question of hauling blueberries home but you have the cool bike so…).

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posted June 28, 2011 at 3:34 pm

i’ll get on it :-)
actually, i’ll put responding to your meme as number 1 on my list!!!!

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Leah Weiss Caruso

posted June 29, 2011 at 3:24 pm

Dawn C

posted June 29, 2011 at 5:51 pm

Don’t forget Karaoke at the Korean restaurant :)

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Joanna Brichetto

posted July 4, 2011 at 8:28 am

I am instantly struck by the similarities, despite the difference in geography and whatnot. The blueberries, the greens, the library, the photos, the car, the havdallah. I even intend to do my bit to promote The Shabbat Princess, if at all possible.
My biggest wish at the moment is insight into what can make me have fewer migraines so I can do fun stuff like pick blueberries, cook greens, go to the library and so on. Argh. Oh, and post replies to meme invites more promptly.

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