Mom-Guilt: The Yom Tov Vacation Edition

Mom-guilt shows up when I least expect it. It’s like that pesky cough that refuses to go away. And then comes back full-force on the day you’re scheduled to make a huge presentation to the CEO of your company. This past yom tov I had the biggest bout of mom guilt I’ve ever experienced. I never thought I’d have overwhelming guilty feelings about being a bad mom over vacation! Those feelings are usually reserved for times I’m working late or when I’m too tired because Read More +

3-Day Menu Planner- Free Printables!

With all the 3-day yom tovs coming up, I created these menu planners.  There are 2 different formats- one that prints on 2 pages and the other that prints on 3 pages.  It’s all about personal preference here! 3-Day Menu Plan (2 pages) 3-Day Menu Plan (3 pages) How do you menu plan for so many meals all in a row?

A Meaningful Yom Kippur

When I was in high school I hated that we always had to learn about every holiday.  I didn’t really understand the importance of it.  I was always in a frum environment, was super aware of upcoming holidays and the customs that came along with it. Fast forward a “few” years and here I am- the only way I’m reminded of holiday customs is from my kids projects. I really want Yom Kippur to be different this year.  I wanted to review a little about Read More +

12 Months to a Healthier You: October 2014

12 Months to a Healthier You is a monthly challenge I’ve decided to take on. By taking on small challenges every month I’m hoping to make lifelong changes in the way I live. Another month is here!  Just yesterday I was looking at the calendar thinking that at least I have one more day in September.  I was wrong.  I thought it was Monday.  You can imagine how surprised I was this morning when I saw it was October already! As a reminder, here are Read More +

Rosh Hashana is Coming!

Sunday Yup, I’m posting on a Sunday.  Not sure what possessed me.  Usually I wait until Monday, but with a busy (short) week ahead, Sunday it is! Computer Part of the reason why I haven’t been posting too much is because our computer is under repair.  DH says it should be up and running soon… Work Another reason for my lack of posting is because I recently switched departments at work.  My new position is awesome, but keeps me so busy!  By the time I Read More +

Getting Ready for School

I cannot believe that we now have 2 kids in school!  Both boys started school on Wednesday and seem to really love it so far. Getting ready for school was tough.  I have had the most crazy work schedule I can remember.  I’ve had to give up some of my work from home days and have been leaving work later than I used to.  The thought of shopping for school was overwhelming! The Sunday after we received the school supplies list, we were at Target. Read More +

12 Months to a Healthier You: September 2014

12 Months to a Healthier You is a monthly challenge I’ve decided to take on. By taking on small challenges every month I’m hoping to make lifelong changes in the way I live. Wow, I’m getting pretty bad at posting… this post is way overdue.  I’m hoping that with school in full swing, we’ll be on a better, more consistent schedule- at least for the next few weeks until Rosh Hashana. As a reminder, here are this year’s focus areas: 12 Months to a Healthier Read More +