Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Jewish Mom's Plan-It! Review and Giveaway!

Okay ladies, this is the daily/monthly planner you have all been waiting for, and it is built around the daily needs of the Jewish mom! 

It's the Jewish Mom's Plan-It! Take a second to check out the website to get an idea of how awesome this planner actually is- Click Here.

This planner has Hebrew and English dates, meal and snack ideas, Shabbos menu ideas, a Shabbos checklist, a household maintenance list, a grocery list and for each day there are several lists- to do before 11 am, appointments, to do, to email, to call/text, to delegate and other. Each day has a Torah thought for the day, an inspirational quote, a checklist to make sure you are drinking enough water, exercising, davening, reflecting. Honestly, I have no idea how Liba Andrusier managed to fit this all into one gorgeous planner but it is just genius.

You can literally sit down in the morning and see your entire day planned out before your very eyes in full detail.

So while I suggest you hop over to Jewish Mom's Plan-It! website and buy yourself, your sister, your mom and your best friend a copy, Liba has generously agreed to give one very luck lady her very own copy in a Jewish Mom's Plan-It! Giveaway!

Enter below and Good Luck!

Have a wonderful week!

Monday, November 18, 2013

Chanukah in Box and other Reviews

Below are some products I have reviewed for Chanukah along with links to where to purchase them- enjoy!

      Chanukkah In a Box Family Fun Kit from Jewish Holidays in a Box {Buy it Here}
      Inside the box you will find:
      * Chanukkah Bingo Game (4 players + 1 caller)
      * 4 Dreidels
      * Chanukkah Recipes & Chanukkah Songs
      * Blessings Tutorial on CD
      * Core Concepts, Background, Glossary
      * Chanukkah Thank You Notes
      * Coloring Activities & Chanukkah Decorating Materials 
Chanukah Bingo Game {Buy It Here}

The Jewish Holidays-Stories of Empowerment, Activities and Games for Kids, Teens, Teachers and Parents {Buy it Here}

Have a wonderful week!

Sunday, November 17, 2013

Something about Sundays

In Deepak Chopras book The Spiritual Laws of Success, he calls Sundays "The Law of Pure Potentiality". 

The Zohar says that each day has its particular function (Zohar, part III, 94b)

In Hebrew, Sunday is called Yom Rishon, "the first day". Each Sunday is literally a first day, the first of a new time cycle which repeats, from the beginning. {source}

We are moms. We have SO much on our plates. We need to make breakfast, lunch and dinner for our families. We need to keep track of family appointments. We need to prepare our childrens school work and teach them. We need to plan outings and run errands.

After reading Rivka Carolines book From Frazzeled to Focused (about 50 times by now) one of her many many brilliant points that she makes is that running a home is a lot like running a business. 

We are the CEO's of our homes and to ensure a home that runs smoothly we need to make the necessary plans. My very wise father in law always says, "Proper Planning Prevents Poor Perfomance."

So thats where Sundays come in. Sunday is the first day of the week. It is a day that gives us time to prepare for the week ahead.

To ensure a week that runs as smooth as possible, make Sundays your friend. Set aside an hour or as much time as you are able to and plan the following things:
-Make a menu plan for the week and a shopping list to go with it
-Make sure any appointments are up on the calendar for you to see and make any necessary babysitting arrangements
-Plan your kids activities for the week, both Homeschool activities as well as outings. 
Put all this information up on the wall for you to see. Try it once, it will give your week an entirely new meaning even if you don't religiously stick to the plans.

Here's an example of what my weekly plan looks like:

Weekly Menu Plan:

Weekly School Plan:

If my weekly plans are helpful to you I am happy to post them weekly. Just remember, life happens and things happen so if things don't go exactly according to plan, its okay!

So here's to good planning and great performance!
Have a great and successful week,

Friday, November 15, 2013

Annual Homeschool Blog Awards- I'd LOVE your vote!

HSBA Vote for This Blog

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Thanks so much and have a wonderful Shabbos!

Thursday, November 14, 2013

Monday, November 11, 2013

Our Favorite Jewish Kids apps!

Mish and Mush Creations - Jewish interactive story books, my kids LOVE them-

Hebrew Touch and Write - learn to write the Alef Bet with Ketchup! Slime! Frosting! A wonderful tool to help with reading and writing Hebrew in both script and print

Kids Siddur- very cute, a fun way for kids to practice and learn the different tefilos

Jewish Kids Videos- need I say more?

Bedtime Shema for Jewish Children- just a very sweet app I thought I would share

If you have any great Jewish Kids apps that you would like me to share here, let me know!

Have a wonderful week,

Tuesday, November 5, 2013

Sunday, November 3, 2013

My Jewish Birthday Activity Pack and Mini Book

In honor of my munchkin's 6th birthday, here are 2 super fun activities we did with her friends at her birthday party today- enjoy!

Have a fabulous week!
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