Meal Prep and Why I’m Boycotting Ziploc

Happy Independence Day (for ye fellow Americans)! I wrote a couple of years ago about why living with/being married to an immigrant has made me much more patriotic. It’s easy to take the U.S. and all the freedoms living here allows us for granted when you don’t know any better, but being with someone who […]

By |July 4th, 2015|Daily Confessional|6 Comments

The Meat and Juice Cleanse

I started my month of self-care with a BluePrint cleanse. I’ve done it before, and you can read about it in any number of my past blogs. I do a juice cleanse once or twice a year. I don’t really believe in detoxing so to speak, our bodies are pretty good at self-cleaning, but I like […]

By |July 2nd, 2015|Daily Confessional|Comments Off on The Meat and Juice Cleanse

What to Expect When You’re taking Misoprostol for a Miscarriage

WARNING: I’m not writing this blog for regular TKC readers. Of course, you all are more than welcome to read about my miscarriage (which I’m sure this is the first you’re hearing of), but I warn you that this is a graphic post. I’m writing this blog for those of you Googling Misoprostol or Cytotec and what it’s […]

By |June 16th, 2015|Daily Confessional|30 Comments

Confessions of a Self-Acceptance Hypocrite

This may very well be my longest hiatus from blogging ever. It certainly wasn’t planned, but as my next book deadline looms closer (I have exactly a month—eek) I find that I’m completely spent on the word count at the end of the day.

Things have changed shape with my new book a bit, which is […]

By |May 29th, 2015|Books, Daily Confessional|3 Comments

Why Working from Home with my Husband Won’t Lead to Divorce

When The Fella and I tell people that we both work from home, they look at us like we’re nuts.

“Are you driving each other crazy?,” says just about everyone.

“No, it’s actually fine,” I say.

And then there’s a knowing look and a head bob.

 Hold off on the divorce countdown, folks. It’s all going to be okay.

 Yes, […]

By |April 27th, 2015|Daily Confessional|3 Comments

Keep your thumbs down!

No more thumbs upping for me.

I done tore-n-d a ligament in my thumb.

How I did that, I don’t know, but it’s been hurting for a few months now. I just figured the pain would go away with time, but about a week ago I tried to hand The Fella a plate full of food with […]

By |April 10th, 2015|Daily Confessional|2 Comments

Surviving Passover

My blogging always seems to lapse at this particular time of year. That’s because it’s Passover, and my eating gets super boring. We’re about midway through the eight days of Passover. This year I’m making The Fella “keep” the tradition. I’ve always kept things leavening free, but Roy isn’t as into keeping these traditions as […]

By |April 7th, 2015|Daily Confessional|1 Comment

What I like about you: Israel edition

We walked around the Tel Aviv pier yesterday, as did the rest of the city.
The Fella always says I see Israel through tourist goggles, and therefore everything is wonderful, whereas day-to-day life isn’t much of a picnic (or, in Hebrew, “picnikim”). Sure the produce and dairy is amazing, the healthcare is topnotch and FREE, and […]

By |March 18th, 2015|Daily Confessional|3 Comments

Lifestyle changes are coming to Chez Schwartz

My digestive system and I have come to a peace agreement and I can finally eat all that Israel has to offer. The Fella and I celebrated last night by getting some gelato at 9pm, which we had to finish promptly by 10pm because we had to be in a fasted state for our BMR […]

By |March 17th, 2015|Daily Confessional|1 Comment

The Israel Detox

I’ve made some bad choices in my life, but eating Russian airport food may be among the worst. The Fella and I had what turned out to be 13.5 hours to burn in the Moscow airport (I miscalculated my former estimate because of Daylight Savings). What do you do when you’re stuck in an enormous […]

By |March 13th, 2015|Daily Confessional|5 Comments