Are any of you feeling the stress of Purim being in less than two weeks? Purim is one of my favorite Jewish holidays, but this year I am hopelessly behind! I think having report cards due this week made thinking about Purim before now a huge challenge! As usual, though, I am glad to share... Continue Reading →
Preparing for Purim 2022
It is hard to believe that Purim is less than three weeks away! I have not really had time to make any plans yet! I am not sure what has made this school year busier than the last, but I have not even had time to blog since the summer. I hope you have found... 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 →
Setting Summer screen time limits
If I am not careful, my boys would watch television all summer -- that is when we are not on an outing or at camp! I definitely don't mind them watching more than during the school year, but I don't want it to get out of hand, either! So, much to my boys dismay, I... Continue Reading →
Keeping track of prices saves us the most!
No one can possibly use every money saving tip each day or each week. There are weeks I have time to cut coupons, look at sale fliers, and read other blogs. But then there are weeks where we have to rely on the tips that save us the most and take the least time. My... Continue Reading →
Camp Mommy 2014 – Summer Fun Bingo
Last year was our first year of Camp Mommy, where I wasn't working and the kids were therefore home with me. This year we are doing it again, but since we did so much last summer, I was feeling a bit unexcited to go to the same places, So to freshen things up, I have... Continue Reading →
Making lunches – a matrix of choices!
Many of your children have probably started back to school already. Mine do not start until next Wednesday. However, with this being the first year my little boys have gone to camp, we have been making lunches for the past four weeks. (Or should I say my husband has.) It has gotten me to thinking... Continue Reading →
Summer Bucket List (aka Camp Mommy)
This summer is the first in a while that I have had all the kids home with virtually no camp. Since I am back to full-time teaching and am off during the summer, it doesn't make financial sense to the send the kids to camp. So this year, it is "Camp Mommy." I have been... Continue Reading →
Kids’ Mitzvah Checklist for Passover
I am taking a break from my regular Passover (Pesach) preparations to think of my kids. One of my favorite new traditions is involving the kids by helping them get excited about doing the mitzvos for that holiday. I already had a reader/friend ask where my next holiday checklist for the kids was! So here is... Continue Reading →
Kids’ Mitzvah Checklist for Purim
Purim is not a holiday that really needs help being fun, but I wanted to make a Mitzvah Checklist for the holiday anyway. My kids really enjoyed the ones I made for Rosh Hashanah and Sukkos. They loved getting to put stickers on their charts when they completed a mitzvah. We had a fun outing... Continue Reading →