Category Archives: Shaatrahood

My Summer Routine

I like routine. I like knowing what goes next on my schedule. I also think it’s healthy for kids to know what to expect every morning (or evening).  So when it comes to summer, I don’t shy away from routine during summer break. However, what works for my family during the winter/school days doesn’t apply now…that’s why I am making a loose schedule. I don’t feel the need to be stringent with it, because after all, it is vacation time! Morning Wake up Pray, Exercise, Breakfast Dress…

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The New Camp in Town

I am so excited to share my newest adventure with you! But first, I have a confession: I don’t send my children to camp. Yet. My kids are still young and although the going gets hard, I prefer to leave them home and do fun things with them than send them to camp (for a number of reasons). But I will tell you that sometimes, the idea of dropping off my kids and having the day to myself sounds tempting. 😉 Anyways, here is my…

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Ahh..Summertime

Today is my son’s last day of school…until September I can’t believe this day has come! In January and February….and March……and even April (maybe even May?), I’ve been anticipating summertime. I think we all have! During the winter, hot weather was simply a dream! Now that it’s actually here, it’s time to get summer-ing. 🙂 What do you plan to do this summer?

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5 Minute Dishes by Dorit Gindi

I’ve become good at thinking up or finding dinner recipes that take minutes to prepare mostly because I work American hours from home in Israel. So, whether you want to stay outdoors more with the kiddies or get away with a quick prep enjoy these recipes and please feel free to comment with some of your own! 1. CHICKEN 1-2-3 (Source: Binah Magazine) To make this recipe even easier cut the chicken breasts into cutlet sized pieces in advance and freeze and also make the…

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A Very Honest Post

I was talking to a friend the other night. She recently had her third child and was telling me how she’s finding things to be very hard. She mentioned that she feels stressed that nothing is getting done, she’s busy with the kids all day and it’s emotionally draining. This friend asked me how I do everything and how do I manage. (I have three children, close in age, so I am able to relate). I told her I don’t. Really. It’s true. I know as the…

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Goals for this Week

The week before Shavuot goals: FAMILY • Go to cousin’s brunch • Do something intentional for my husband • Do something intentional for E • Have fun at BIL engagement party 🙂 HOME • Plan Shavuot schedule • Plan Shavuot meals • Have dinner ready for kids when they come home BUSINESS/BLOG • Post Instagram posts PERSONAL • Drink 4+ cups water daily • Exercise 4 times this week …I can’t remember now if I did… • Go to bed by 10:00pm at least once! YES!…

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Keeping Track of Library Books

My kids really enjoy taking books from the library. We go every two weeks, usually on Fridays after school. We spend at least 30 minutes choosing books, coloring and playing with puzzles. The thing is, we end up walking out with at least 15 books. Yeah. And that was only one pile… So in order to keep tabs of them, here’s what i do: I set a reminder on my phone on the day the books are due. In the location field, I type how…

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My Rigorous Morning Routine

My alarm waked me up just after dawn: “Mommy, I want cereal.” Actually, it’s cool, because some mornings it plays a different tone. “Mommy, can I play on your phone?” and other times, “Ma, I needa make!” …and then, “Can you come wipe me?”, when I haven’t gotten out of bed yet. Once I finally slide out of bed, I barely have time to wash, brush and put my lenses in when my rigorous morning workout begins. My little trainers have set up a tricky…

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