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 →
Earth Day, Every Day – Reuse
As part of my Earth Day series for this year, I have been updating my past posts relating to protecting our planet and its resources, as well as how these actions can save you money. Today's additions are those posts related to reusing. With respect to all my Earth Day posts, these are the green tips... Continue Reading →
Earth Day, Every Day – Reduce trash
In honor of Earth Day, I have been working hard over the past few weeks to update all of my posts that have to do with protecting our Earth and its resources. My family and I attended our local Earth Day Festival today and I am excited about the new businesses and ideas we found. To learn... Continue Reading →
Printer ink can cost a fortune!
Our printer recently died and HP told us that it could not be fixed. They offered us an upgrade at a lower price. I checked out Amazon and it was a lower price than they could offer. Our new printer came very fast and I was excited that I can scan, copy, and print from... Continue Reading →
Kids’ Mitzvah Checklist for Sukkos
My Kids' Mitzvah Checklist for Rosh Hashanah was such a hit with my children that I thought I would make another for Sukkos. Again, I used Chinuch.org for clip art. They have tons of great art to choose from. I tried to include a variety of mitzvot for kids young and old. Kids' Mitzvah Checklist... Continue Reading →
Time to get ready for the 2012 High Holidays!
Rosh Hashanah (the Jewish New Year) is just 17 days away and I am realizing it is time to start our preparations. As I have mentioned before in my posts on getting ready for Pesach (Passover), I have a checklist to help me get ready for each holiday. It really helps me not forget anything that... Continue Reading →
Clever trick: Color-coded backpack tags
My triplet boys started carrying a backpack last school year, to carry extra clothes and their swim stuff (once a week) to daycare. For that first year, they really didn't care whose backpack they carried. Now they definitely want to make sure they have theirs. Most of the time they refuse to help each other! The backpacks... Continue Reading →
What are you doing for Earth Day?
(updated 4/16/17) Earth Day is April 22 and cities around the world are sponsoring volunteer efforts, fairs, festivals, and speakers. To find out what is going on in your town, do a Google search for your city and “Earth Day.” Unfortunately, several sites that used to offer a directory of Earth Day events do not have that feature available... Continue Reading →
Countdown to Earth Day
Earth Day is on April 22. However, I truly believe that every day should be Earth Day. I have already written about it in many of my previous posts. To guide you in undertaking simple things for our Earth, check out the ideas and links below. Fortunately, protecting the environment often results in money savings,... Continue Reading →
Shaloch manos gallery 2012
Sorry to post this so late, but I wanted to share with you the great ideas that some of our friends and family came up with for shaloch manos (mishloach manot) this year. Themes: Breakfast or lunch foods: This year several of our friends did breakfast shaloch manos with things like cereal, juice boxes, muffins, instant coffee, creamer, etc. Outdoor/fitness: My... Continue Reading →