*REVIEW* Pley

Being that my son adores Lego and loves new stuff, I knew he would love the opportunity to try Pley.com. Pley is a great online Lego rental where you get to choose the sets you want to play with and they send them to you fast and free! (Kinda like a Netflix for Lego.) So here are my initial thoughts when we first got the sets: – Love the packaging! It’s so inviting and fun-looking – All the Lego pieces were clean. I liked that each…

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Cosmic Kids Yoga: Perfect Entertainment

When my kids “are soo boreddd” and they’re climbing on my skirt, this is what I do: Cosmic Kids Yoga!┬áMy kids and I fell in love with these captivating stories and fun yoga moves. Each yoga video is around 15-20 minutes long (perfect length of time). Jamie, the yoga instructor makes it super easy and very exciting! (I especially love listening to her accent) After introducing Cosmic Kids Yoga to my kids, they now ask as they jump up and down, “Can we do yoga…

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How To Keep The Kids From Saying “I’m Bored!”

Have your kids home this summer? Or maybe they get so bored the minute they walk into the door from camp? Well. I’ve been curating a bunch of really fun, splashy cool, and just plain awesome ideas over on Pinterest.  If you don’t follow Shaatra Club on Pinterest yet…I don’t know what you are waiting for! Check out this Super Summer Camp board full of ideas that will make your kids forget they were bored!   Follow Shaatra Club’s board Super Summer Camp on Pinterest.…

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As Told by You

The other day, I went grocery shopping. I was hoping I had enough cash on me, but needed everything on my list either way. I filled up my wagon, and as I neared the check out isles, I realized I had exactly $142 on me. Now, I work hard to stick to my budget, so I told myself, “Hashem will take care of me.” And with that I got on line and started emptying my wagon. The cashier rang everything up. I watched the numbers get closer…

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*GUEST POST* Fun Free Printables for Your Kitchen & Freezer

Freezer Labels specializes in the production of quality stock and custom freezer labels. The company offers competitive prices, free custom design for bigger orders, fast turnaround and no minimum order. This guest post pairs perfectly with our Freezer your Filler challenge we had in November! By Valeria Brown from freezerlabels.net   If people knew how much time and money they can save stocking up their freezer with meals prepared in advance, everyone would be doing it. A lot of people know that in theory, but something prevents…

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A Pesach Lesson

I was at a friend’s house today. We were talking while the kids played in the basement. My friend was making dinners to put in the freezer for Chol Hamoed, which I thought was such a good idea. (at the time of this writing I still do!) As I watched her go about her way in the kitchen, I started feeling like I was not doing something right. After all, it’s the week of Pesah and I still have to clean my kitchen and do…

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Money Saving Tip for Pesach

Here is an idea to help you save some money this season. This is something I try to do every year, so I’m not spending a ton all at once. Start buying Kosher for Passover foods from now. I buy a little at a time each week, so I don’t have a big layout right before Pesach. And so I don’t have to worry about stocking up or having nothing left in the stores when I’m ready to shop. How I’m able to do this: I…

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This is happening! + FREE PRINTABLE

I can’t believe we are just three weeks away from Pesach! I mean….I can. But it happened so fast! As much as each day goes by slowly, when I look behind me (aren’t we not supposed to do that?), it seems like December just happened. Well, it did. And now Pesach is happening.  Do you remember last year this time? We were all frantically busy with spring cleaning and Pesach shopping (and cleaning). We were planning meals and stocking up our freezers with seudah dishes. …

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10 Inspiring Websites

While the following may not help you get dinner done faster or make you want to smile at your kids when they’ve spilled something all over, I find it nice to have some pretty things to look at. It just makes life more enjoyable. Here are just some websites and email newsletters I love looking at: 1. Pinterest – Would you think this would be on the bottom of my list?? If you don’t yet know what Pinterest is all about, check it out! 2. Etsy emails – There…

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Snow Day

Yesterday was a snow day. Yeah, you could say that again. In less than five minutes, the roads and cars were completely covered! Amazing!! Ever since becoming a mother, I quickly transformed from the girl who loved getting all dressed up and playing in the snow to learning the joys of watching the snow fall…from the inside. (Can anyone relate?) Perhaps that’s why I surprised myself yesterday. As I was watching the big gorgeous snow flakes falling, I thought, maybe I should go outside with the…

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