Our online shopping list

I have found over the years that I can save a lot by buying things online. It used to be that I would only get things online that we used a lot of (and of course, books and CDs). See my posts on "Buying printer paper by the case", "Brighter savings," and "Subscribe and Save."... Continue Reading →

Manage your subscriptions with ease

I love to read magazines. When I was a kid I used to beg my grandmother to buy me Sesame Street magazine at the grocery store. I moved on to Sassy, Teen, and Seventeen, and have been an avid magazine reader since. However, paying the bills for magazines can be quite tricky. They mail you multiple renewal... Continue Reading →

What’s for lunch?

We are always looking for healthy ideas for things to put in our lunches. My husband and I often take leftovers from the night before, but there often isn’t enough for our older son and he wouldn’t be able to heat up any of it. We are fortunate that right now our three youngest get... Continue Reading →

Subscribe and Save

Almost two years ago I discovered a great service provided by Amazon called Subscribe & Save. The program offers products by the case that you subscribe to buy on a regular basis. You choose when you would like to receive the product again and you are signed up for an auto-ship of it. You get... Continue Reading →

Brighter savings

(updated 4/23/17) One fairly simple way to save money (and energy) in your home is to switch to more energy-efficient light bulbs. In the last few years, LED bulbs have been introduced, which are even more efficient than compact fluorescent bulbs (CFLs, which had replaced incandescent bulbs). Both CFLs and LEDs have a higher cost in... Continue Reading →

Making your own challah

(Updated 3/5/17; Pictured above - my husband and my oldest son, then 3, making challah.) Making challah can be a very fulfilling mitzvah and is one of the major mitzvot for women. I admit, though, that during the last several years with me working full-time, I barely get to make challah at all. However, every time I do, I... Continue Reading →

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