10 Great Things to do this Shabbat

this shabbat

Shabbat is the best day of the week! We have worked hard for six days, and then it is time to rest. It’s time to set aside the cares of the world and spend time with YHVH and our families. But how should we spend the day? Here are ten great ideas to have a […]

Passover snapshots

We had a wonderful Passover seder this year! We were able to gather with family and a new friend. Here are some Passover snapshots from our seder. I wanted to get more, but I was busy enjoying the time. 🙂 Doug helping the kiddos The tables were set in a big square, nice touch for […]

Prep day checklist

Here are some helpful reminders to help you get everything ready for Shabbat, because no one wants to remember the wet load of laundry in the middle of a relaxing and refreshing Shabbat. Have you… 1 taken care of the laundry, particularly the wet stuff? I make sure I have clean diapers every Friday and […]

A peek at one of my prep days

Have you ever felt like prep day is the hardest, most tiring and busiest day of the week? You are not alone. When we try to do the right thing (keep Shabbat), we will be attacked. But we need to keep at it, pull out our sense of humor, and just do our best to […]



Purim is a wonderful feast set up to remember all the amazing events in the book of Esther. We have so enjoyed telling Esther’s story to our children each year during Purim. Are you planning to celebrate Purim this year? Here are some great ideas to get you started. Retell the wonderful story of Hadassah, […]

Shabbat Shalom video

We had fun putting together these “sleeping” pictures for you! Enjoy your rest this Shabbat!

No Christmas – Now what?

My recent post on Christmas got an overwhelming response. Over 1000 people saw the post on facebook. It was shared over 20 times. I am grateful for all the comments that were shared. Many of them were in disagreement, but that’s ok, too. I am thankful for opposing arguments that I can check and research. […]

Sukkot 2013

We had a wonderful Sukkot this year! After several years, we felt like we finally ironed out all the kinks and could really enjoy our time. Doug was thoughtful enough to help us keep the meals very simple, so I could rest during the whole week. I basically moved from my cot to a chair […]

Yom Kippur 2013

Back in July, Doug requested nine days vacation for the fall feasts. A week before Trumpets, we were shocked to discover that he had only been approved for one day, Feast of Trumpets. We felt like our world had crumbled apart. We knew it was risky, but we politely asked if there was any possible […]

Yom Teruah 2013

We had a wonderful time celebrating Yom Teruah! We visited, the kids had relay races, we feasted, and of course, there was lots of shofar blowing! We even tried to think of all the events in Scripture where a shofar was involved. How many can you come up with? While you are thinking, I hope […]