Category: Mamahood

10 on 10 {January 2019}

Documenting 10 pictures on the 10th day of the month. Here is a peek into our day!

At 8 am the fog was super thick. I could barely see anything past the traffic light!

Back home I unloaded the dishwasher, made coffee and plopped on the couch to watch “Tidying Up” while J played independently.

I finally pealed myself off the couch and made our way into town. After we ran a couple of errands we ended at Costco.

We got my favorite almond poppy seed muffins and a whole bunch of other stuff.

We unloaded the car, made lunch and headed to pick up Sarah from school.

Thanks to a Chanukah gift, I was able to call her on her watch to let her know where we were parked.

Back home we did homework, ate a snack and went outside to play. I like to leave my phone at home from 3-5 so I don’t have any pictures from that time.

Around 5pm hubby came home and I realized I didn’t have a few items for dinner. Jacob and I walked to the store while Sarah went to the neighbor’s house.

I don’t like our townhouse but I LOVE our neighborhood. There is so much greenery everywhere and we can walk to the market.

Spotted these new “Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups” made with sunflower butter. I was intrigued but have not yet tasted them.

For dinner we had soup, salad and grilled cheese. PS if you like corn chowder soup I highly recommended this brand!

After bath, books & prayers the kiddos were in bed. Hubby and I watched the new show, The Titans and then went to bed. Anybody else watch it? We love the competition!

Happy Thursday, friends!

Friday Favorites

Today I am linking up with Erika, Narci and Andrea to share our Friday Favorites.

ONE

We started the week out with Sarah’s class holiday party. As the room mom I was in charge of putting together 4 activity stations for the kids. We had a cookie decorating, finger snowman, snowflake decorating and snowball toss. Getting to help out in Sarah’s classroom in my FAVORITE.

TWO

I met up with a friend at a new coffee shop this week and checked out the trending turmeric & ginger latte. It was so yummy! A new FAVORITE go to drink.

THREE

With all the holiday stuff in stores, I get overly surprised when I find something Jewish to add to my Chanukah stash. I found this gem at Bed, Bath & Beyond. It doesn’t really smell like anything but it’s nice to be included.

FOUR

I love sharing tidbits of my life on social media. Thank you Instagram for capturing my #topnine FAVORITES.

FIVE

Sarah and I “baked” treats for our friends this week. Baking together is our FAVORITE. Until of course she drops my food processor and breaks the attachment bowl. #tistheseason

Happy Friday, friends!

What’s Up Wednesday {December 2018}

I’m linking up with Mel, Shay and Sheaffer for some random monthly fun.

What we’re eating this week…

I’m loving our Farm Fresh To You delivery! I take a protein out of the freezer during lunch and use whatever veggie is in our box. It’s been so fun trying new veggies out!

What I’m reminiscing about…

I chaired my first PTA event and it was a success! Thanks to my family for putting up with my shenanigans these past few months.

What I’m loving…

Due to Jacob’s preschool getting damaged in the Woolsey Fires, his school is renting out a space in a school in another city. Due to the long commute the teacher suggested he stay a bit longer. You guys!!! He’s been napping at school and is loving it. It’s so crazy to me. He’s never napped with others in the room and much less on a mat. I can’t believe it! I’m so proud of him!

What we’ve been up to…

Celebrating Chanukah!

My 37th Birthday!

PTA Holiday Party

My friend, Jen gave birth to Miss Blake.

Disney On Ice with the kiddos

Family outing to Snow Day LA & Snow Day at the Zoo.

What I’m dreading…

Nothing at the moment

What I’m working on…

Sending Holiday Cards to our family and friends. Somehow I got 2 lists confused and have gotten a few cards returned. Oy!

What I’m excited about…

My sisters are both pregnant and are due a few months apart! I can’t wait to meet my nephews!!

What I’m watching/reading…

My friend recently told me about the Marvelous Mrs. Maisel and I am hooked! I saw 2 seasons in 10 days! Eeek! I love it! I love how she’s Jewish, witty, funny and quick.

What I’m listening to…

I’m still listening to my friend, Sarah’s podcast called LA Chicks. You should check it out.

What I’m wearing…

Last weekend we were invited to a family ugly sweater party. I’ve never been to this type of party so I was on the look out for a Chanukah themed sweater. Thanks to Target there were two options. I chose the Live Laugh Latke sweater. Such a fun night!

What I’m doing this weekend…

Sarah has a birthday party to attend, we are going to a holiday party, hubby and I are going on a day date to somewhere really cool (I promise to blog about it) and we are ending the weekend with our town parade.

What I’m looking forward to next month…

Checking out the snow! We always plan a trip to play in the snow. Can’t wait!

What else is new…

The kids start winter break this Friday! I can’t wait for lazy mornings, adventures and lot’s of time to bake.

Question of the month is: What is your favorite last minute gift idea? I’m a big Amazon fan! If it can come to my door in 2 days and I didn’t have to take my kids into a store where they will ask for a snack and then another one I’m golden. Check out my Amazon Gift Guide here.

Happy Wednesday!

Since this is our last What’s Up Wednesday post of the year I thought it would be fun to see previous posts below.

January

February

March

April

May

June

July

August

September

October

November

What’s Up Wednesday {November 2018}

 I’m linking up with Mel, Shay and Sheaffer for some random monthly fun.

What we’re eating this week…

My kids are big fans of pancakes, but sometimes due to time and busy mornings that’s just not possible. I’m a big fan of the brand Kodiak Cakes so when I was saw they had microwaveable pancakes cups, I was sold. Yum! This stuff is so good!

Breakfast is my favorite meal of the day! A cup of hot coffee and some kind of egg dish is my perfect pair. A few years ago hubby made this breakfast for me and I’ve been hooked ever since. Some people call it egg in a basket, egg in a hole, or even one eyed jack. Whatever it’s called it’s my current fav!

What I’m reminiscing about…

Spending the weekend with love for our 10 year anniversary!

What I’m loving…

Target’s new feature Drive Up! Do you have it in your town? I love it! You order your items on your app. Then they send you a message 2 hours later (mine was only 1.5 hours later) that’s is ready to be picked up and tada, you drive up, click on I’m here on your app and THEY WALK OUT TO YOUR CAR AND HAND YOU YOUR BAG!!!! No more over spending, or taking a cranky toddler or a daughter that always wants to “look” at the Bullseye section! It’s been amazing! I highly recommend it.

What we’ve been up to…

The Woolsey fires hit really hard in our town! Jacob’s school is still not operable, A few of Sarah’s classmates and teachers lost their home. After 2.5 weeks Sarah returned to school where she received sweet messages from her teacher and principal.

What I’m dreading…

Nada!

What I’m working on…

Cleaning out my home! Yes, I always say this, but if I don’t toss/donate/sell things every few weeks my home gets cluttered and that drives me crazy!

What I’m excited about…

Seeing snow! We are planning our annual snow day trip to Lake Arrowhead. Here we are last year at Mt Frazier.

What I’m watching/reading…

I had a little cold last week so I took some time during the weekend to recharge. I grabbed Reese Witherspoon’s new book, some hot tea and box of tissues.

What I’m listening to…

My friend Sarah has the funniest Podcast called, LA Chicks. I’ve been listening to it while cooking dinner. So fun!

What I’m wearing…

Lot’s of GREEN! I wore the color green 3 different ways while on my anniversary trip.

What I’m doing this weekend…

Celebrating Chanukah! It starts on Sunday and I can’t wait!! I love seeing the holiday joy through my kids eyes. We also have a birthday party, my aunt Aline’s birthday, a synagogue event, taking the kids to the zoo and a friends Chanukah party to attend. Phew! It’s going to be a busy one.

What I’m looking forward to next month…

My birthday! I turn 37!! I’m so thankful to have my health, my family and loved ones in my life.

What else is new…

Someone recently asked me my what my hobbies were. I looked at them and totally blanked. Ummm other then nap time and bed time, I don’t have time to my self. Then I saw this and new I had to share it.

Question of the month is: What is your favorite Elf on the Shelf trick? 

Well since we don’t celebrate Christmas or have an Elf on the Shelf I thought I’d share my favorite candle instead. I usually get my candles from Bath and Body Works, but after the super strong fall candles we got I decided to look for something that wasn’t so strong. I found this cinnamon and nutmeg candle at Homegoods the other day and just love it!

Happy Wednesday!

First Day of School {2018}

This year (and for the FIRST time ever), both kids go to school. Sarah is in 2nd grade and Jacob is in his first year of preschool. Sarah goes everyday while Jacob only goes 3 times a week for 4 hours a day. With our new schedule I’ve been concentrating on all things home (like catching up on laundry, food shopping while the kids are in school, home projects, etc). I’ve also decided that with ALL this time I should volunteer in Sarah’s class. Then volunteering turned into being the 2nd grade room mom. I also decided with all the this time, I’d join the PTA. And because I have SO MUCH extra time this year I am now the fundraiser chair for Bingo Night. Ummm ya, I’m crazy. In the mean time I’ve taken a break from blogging. But now that we are 2 months into the school year I can focus on my little blog again.

Before school starts we have a few traditions we do every year.

  1. After we get their school supplies list we get them a backpack.

Sarah is into all things rainbow and flippy so while out one day I saw this backpack and just had to grab it for her. Luckily she liked it! Sarah gets a new lunch box every other year, but this year the backpack came with an attached lunchbox.

Jacob is still using his mommy and me set (he got from aunt Pam) since they requested small backpacks and he really didn’t need a new one. Additionally Jacob has a snack bag he decorated during open house last week.

2. The eve before their first day of school I make a bid deal about going to school. We talk about how to have courage and be kind. I remind Sarah that we go to school to learn and time for friends is at lunch or for after school. After our little pep talk we eat dinner together. I ask each kid what they want to eat prior so they feel extra special. I also decorate the dining room a little bit. Sarah loves breakfast (a girl after my own heart) so she got brinner.

Jacob wanted mac & cheese (figures). He also wanted to help me set “his” table.

3. We took our traditional first day of school photos with the sign I printed from here.

Sarah, age 7
Jacob, age 3

Hoping both kiddos do well in school and be kind to others.

See past First Day of School posts here:

First Day of School 2017

First Day of School 2016

First Day of School 2015

First Day of School 2014

First Day of School 2013

First Day of School 2012


What’s Up Wednesday {August 2018}

I’m linking up with Mel, Shay and Sheaffer for some random monthly fun.

What we’re eating this week…

This week is Sukkot, the Jewish holiday where we eat outside. So this year we made a little sukkah for the kiddos.

What I’m reminiscing about…

Watching my best friend get married to her awesome guy! Can’t wait to see the professional pics.

What I’m loving…

It’s been cooling down! The other day it was 58 degrees when I took the kids to school.

What we’ve been up to…

Last weekend was super busy! We went to the Hollywood Bowl for the Sound Of Music sing a long, Jacob had his first t ball game, and we celebrated sukkot by dressing up like superheroes.

What I’m dreading…

Flu season! Eek between Sarah’s bad ears and no family help, it gets hard.

What I’m working on…

With both kids in school now, I have all this free time. I joined the Bingo committee at Sarah’s school and then the next thing I know I’m the committee chair. I’m also the class room mom and I volunteer in the kids classes. Next year I’ll learn to scale down.

What I’m excited about…

My sister, Oshrat is coming this weekend! Yes it’s only been 3 weeks since I last saw her, but she missed me so much that she’s coming for some fall fun this weekend! See her last fall visit here.

What I’m watching/reading…

Hi, my name is Sharon and I am a Reality TV junkie. Here’s what I’m currently watching.

As for books I’m currently reading Reese Witherspoon’s Whiskey in a Teacup. I’m loving it so far!

What I’m listening to…

A few friends and I are going to see Dierks Bentley’s concert next month so I’ve been listening to his music recently. My favorite song is Black.

What I’m wearing…

My home tee. I miss my family in Florida.

What I’m doing this weekend…

We have plans to go to the banana festival, taking Osh to goat yoga, dinner with Oshrat’s friends, Jacob’s baseball game, a birthday party and some sight seeing. 

What I’m looking forward to next month…

Celebrating 10 years with guy!

What else is new…

I’m loving these microwaveable pancakes by Kodiak Cakes. I like the cinnamon and maple flavor.

Question of the month is: what is your favorite way to eat or drink pumpkin?

Seriously though! I love and eat as much pumpkin as possible in October and November!

Happy Wednesday!

Tuesday Talk: Routines

Today is Tuesday Talk where once a month, I link up with Ashley and Erika who host this fun little blog link up.  Every month, we chit chat about anything and everything. Today’s topic is School Routines, but after talking to my friend Whitney I realized that I should share my routine for the whole day.

7:15 am Sarah’s OK to Wake! clock turns on. She gets dressed and does her hair (she’s currently into brushing her hair and spraying a detangler and putting on some accessory in the mornings).

7:30 am My alarm goes off, hubby wakes up Jacob and we all head downstairs.

Hubby get breakfast started while I complete their lunches (I make most of it the night before). I unload dishwasher and then meet kids in car.

8:00 am Out of the house (still in my pj’s) and off to school.

8:20 am Back home and ready for a cup of coffee.

8:30 am Jacob and I watch a show. I check email and social media.

9:30 am We go upstairs, get dressed and get ready for the day. 

10:00 am I make breakfast or meet a friend for breakfast.

10:30 am Adventure with Jacob (library, play date, play place, etc)

12:30 pm Lunch

1ish Back home for nap

1:30 I plan dinner, clean up toys, do a load of wash, email/blog, and/or watch show.

2:45 pm Pick up Sarah

3:00 pm Homework, snack, go through backpack.

4:00 pm Outside play with neighbors

5:00 pm Start dinner prep. Kids watch show or play independently.

6:00 pm Dinner with the family

6:45 pm If we have time and the weather is nice we take a walk around the neighborhood. In the fall we feed the neighborhood bunnies our leftover veggies.

7:00 pm Bath and books

7:30 pm Books, prayer, Jacob goes to bed

8:00 pm Sarah reads (part of homework), prayers and Sarah goes to bed

8:30 pm and on Clean up kitchen, make lunch, hubby time, blog, etc.

A few notes: If you have been reading my blog for a while, you will realize we are not morning people. So we rather sleep an extra 30 minutes then hang out in the am.

I don’t have a bunch of alarms that go off all day. This routine is simply a timeline for when we do things. Kids get sick, we have a school event, sports, family is in town or a kid doesn’t nap. Life happens and we just roll with it, but this way we know what to expect.

What does your routine look like? What do you do differently? I’d love to know. Please comment below.

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