Prep Day FAQs

We’ve all been there. We learn about the Torah and how all of Scripture stills applies. We learn that we need to keep the Sabbath on the seventh day. Then we hear about this thing called Preparation Day. At first glance, and even after trying to keep Shabbat for weeks or months, preparation day can […]

5 ways to have a peaceful Shabbat

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[grwebform url=”″ css=”on” center=”off” center_margin=”200″/] Are you finding that sometimes Shabbat doesn’t really feel like the gift that it is supposed to be? A lack of peace may be your problem. Take a look at these 5 ideas for having a more peaceful Shabbat, and see if they help you to embrace the weekly gift […]

Torah Family Living Planner


We all want to remember everything we are supposed to do and show up for everyday. Our poor brains sometimes have a hard time. Some people use digital methods to keep track of everything. Personally, I get tired of my battery dying, or something going wrong with technology. So, I still use an old-fashioned paper […]

Create a memorial jar


I am so excited to share with you an idea I had for a new tradition in our home. The memorial jar is a great way to create our own record of what YHVH has done for us as individuals and as a family. I was inspired by Joshua 4, so I would like to […]

10 Great Things to do this Shabbat

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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 […]

Secret message to do list

Prep day usually involves a lot of chores and a rather long list of jobs to do. It does at my house. So I’m always trying to invent new ways to keep the chores fun and get everyone involved. On every other day, the kids are required to simply do their chores because they are […]

Simple everyday flatbread

This is my go to flat bread recipe. We use it for bread, pizza, burger buns, etc. It’s simple, straightforward and very versatile. Flat bread recipe 4 cups flour (I use a combination of white and wheat) 2 tsp salt 1 1/2 cups water 2 TBS olive oil Mix the dry ingredients together in a […]

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 […]

Prep day tips

Here are a few tips to help you with your prep day tasks. 1 Use paper plates. Right now, my kitchen is clean. However, that can quickly change. I can end the day with a clean kitchen if I don’t keep dirtying dishes. We also use paper on Shabbat. To save money, we reuse them […]

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 […]