Maxed Out (Book Review)

I’ve been following Katrina Alcorn’s blog, “Working Moms Break” for a while now and was so excited when she posted about her book, Maxed Out: American Moms on the Brink (Seal Press/Perseus Books, September 2013). As soon as the book came out I waited for it to come to my public library, but it never did (well, eventually it did, but by then it was too late).  As soon as I saw the price of the e-book dropped to $1.99 on Amazon, I couldn’t resist Read More +

Paperless Kitchen Counter

Last month’s challenge was to de-clutter your home.  Well, I didn’t de-clutter my entire home- I think that’s a given… no surprise there.  Who has the time to do that?  But, I figured that I’d share how I keep my kitchen counter neat… in fact, it’s paperless! You see, our refrigerator is not magnetic, so all the papers that would normally hang on a fridge were crowding our counter tops.  We also couldn’t find important papers and our piles kept growing. The process all started Read More +

Shabbos Menu: P’ Noach (Oct 24-25)

We are finally back home after an entire month of yom tov!  We have a special Shabbos coming up.  DH’s family is joining us and it just happens to coincide with the Shabbos Project.  I really hope I remember to print out some of the materials from the website. Growing up frum, it’s easy to lose touch with why we do things.  They become rote and can lose their meaning.  Events like these have the ability to re-introduce the beauty of Shabbos to us.  I Read More +

tAPPing Into Tech: Multi Timer

Tapping into Tech is where I review my favorite apps and tell you why they are super awesome for working moms.   Multi-tasking is something all working moms have plenty of time to practice. I found that setting timers helps me make the best use of my time.  It reminds me to do the next step in a process, to take food out of the oven and to end my Facebook/internet surfing. The timer app that came with my phone only had one timer and Read More +

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 +