For many people, this Coronavirus pandemic has been financially debilitating. Many people are working less hours, out of work, experiencing business losses, or have been furloughed. Some are experiencing medical debt or funeral costs. There is no denying that this is a very difficult time. I thought it might be helpful to pull together some... Continue Reading →
Preparing for Pesach 2020
With only 6 more days until Pesach (Passover) I am sure all of you are super busy with your cleaning, menu planning, and shopping! I know we are! It has definitely been very different this year with all of us in quarantine and working from home. If you are still looking for some tips, I... Continue Reading →
Keeping your children busy during the Coronavirus quarantine – Part 2
After publishing my post the other night with multiple resources for this quarantine (see "Keeping your children busy during the Coronavirus quarantine"), I realized it would be helpful to talk more about the logistics of carrying out this new homeschooling. While I am not a homeschool educator, I am a veteran teacher. One of the... Continue Reading →
Keeping your children busy during the Coronavirus quarantine
(updated 6/25/20) We found out Sunday (3/15/20) that our local Jewish schools will be closed for at least the next two weeks, possibly until after Pesach. The public and private schools have been mandated to do the same by Wednesday. As a teacher, I have been researching ideas for how my students can continue learning... Continue Reading →
Kids & Purim: More than costumes and candy!
Purim definitely is one of the Jewish holidays with the most preparations. It is not like Pesach, with constant cleaning, but more intense. I find that the best way to really enjoy the holiday is to get the kids involved as much as possible and focus on the joy it gives them. Years ago I... Continue Reading →
Everything you need for Purim!
I can't believe that Purim is less than three weeks away! As a teacher, the holiday always comes right after getting ready for conferences and report cards. There are very few years that I am not working right up until the day of the holiday to get our costumes and shaloch manos done! However, I... Continue Reading →
High Holidays here we come!
Rosh Hashanah is less than a week away. With many meals and simanim to prepare, two things run high - food costs and time spent preparing. We are trying to get ahead by cooking and freezing dishes, but that is just one part. To help myself and my readers, I have compiled some of our... Continue Reading →
Stack your savings at your favorite stores
When I first started this blog, the best ways to save at your favorite stores were to check sale fliers, use coupons, and use online coupon codes. Now there is plethora of ways to save on products you buy everyday and stores you frequent often! 1) Know your prices. It is helpful to keep track... Continue Reading →
Camp Mommy – Summer fun with kids (2019 Update)
(updated 7/11/19) Every summer, my four boys and I enjoy what I call "Camp Mommy," as well as a few weeks of real camp. I am always searching for NEW ideas of things for us to do together. Keeping them occupied is not always cheap, though. So several years ago I researched and created my... Continue Reading →
Summer Reading Programs 2019
We are still a few weeks away from summer officially starting for my family, but many of my friends who have kids in public school are already out for the summer. Summer reading programs have already started, so we are starting to log our reading, too! I love having a concrete way to encourage my... Continue Reading →