Category: Mamahood

Friday favorites

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

It’s been a crazy month. I locked my self out of the house 2x, I got t-boned, and bit all my nails off from all the craziness. So happy it’s February!


We started the week off with a TuBishvat festival. We made fruit kabobs, stomped grapes, made pita and planted flowers. Festivals are our FAVORITES.

See past festivals we’ve attended below.

Avocado Festival

St. Patricks Day Festival


If you know me personally you know how much I love love my Game Boy. In fact I still have and play with my original Game Boy from the 90’s. So when I saw that you can get a cover for your phone and still play my beloved game I was super excited. How cool!!!? Totally my FAVORITE this week!THREE
Even though I speak Hebrew I (unfortunately) don’t speak enough of it with my kids. So when my friend told me about a class that was forming for elementary school aged kids in the area I jumped on the opportunity and signed Sarah up. She came home this week with this Tu Bishvat treat and I almost teared up. Seeing her learn Hebrew is my FAVORITE. FOUR

This week we celebrated a Jewish holiday, Tu Bishvat. It’s one of my FAVORITE holidays. We invited friends for a yummy meal.  FIVE

I was recently contacted by a company to showcase my easy zucchini fritters. Yay, can’t wait to share more news with you! Requests to share my love for food are my FAVORITE. Happy Friday, friends!

What’s Up Wednesday {January 2018}

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

What we’re eating this week…

Monday: Zucchini poppers, pasta and sauce Tuesday: We had friends over for Tu Bishvat sederWednesday: Sweet potato pad thai Thursday: Leftovers/Pizza

Friday: Out – Shabbat Club

What I’m reminiscing about…

What I’m loving…

My TuBishvat centerpiece! It was so simple and so much fun to put together.

 What we’ve been up to…

Trusting a sitter to watch our kids is very hard for me. However hubby and I need to get out and have some adult conversations every so often. So when our sitter started a new job she was no longer available. After searching for a few months I am happy to report that we found a babysitter! It was a long process, but she’s watched the kids once this past month and all went well. Can’t wait to plan more outings with hubby. What I’m dreading…

Potty training Jacob. He will be 3 in April and it’s kinda sorta time, but ugh! I really don’t like this part of parenting.

See my potty training system here.

What I’m working on…

Cleaning out every corner and every hole! I’m going through a major haul over here. I have the women’s shelter pick up my big loads, but have recently heard about Give Back Box. You request a label on their site and then print it at home. See more here.

What I’m excited about…

Visiting my friend Melissa next month! She’s celebrating her 40th so we are all flying in for the celebration. What I’m watching/reading…

Housewives of NY, Fixer Upper, SHark Tank, This is Us anddddd Vanderpump Rules! Can.get.enough!!What I’m listening to…

Never Be The Same by Camila Cabello

What I’m wearing…

The weather is so flippy floppy that one day I’m wearing scarves and boots and the next day I’m wishing my legs were shaved so I can wear shorts. Oh So Cal!

What I’m doing this weekend…

We have a birthday party to attend and going to our friends house for Superbowl. What I’m looking forward to next month…

Celebrating Valentine’s Day and Purim. We still don’t have our costume, but we are looking at options. This is what we did the last few years.

Incredibles in 2017Superheroes in 2016American Indians in 2015Minions and Gru in 2014What else is new…

I’m proud to say that I completed my 2nd round of Whole 30 a few days ago. It was hard, but I did it! Here are some of my favorite recipes. Question of the month is: What’s your favorite soup recipe?

My crock pot chicken noodle soup! Yum! Recipe can be found here. Happy Wednesday!

Friday Favorites

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


We started the week off with a potluck at the park. It was nice getting out and meeting new families.TWO

Jacob has been all over the place with sleep. One day he will sleep 3 hours and the next day refuse to nap. The other day I decided to just let him play in his room. 15 minutes later I walked to see him on the rug asleep. Oh toddlers!THREE

Sarah has become quite the accessorize queen. On this day she is wearing a unicorn headband, kitty knee high socks and a princess necklace. FOUR

Hubby worked late a couple times this week so it was just me and the kiddos. I needed a minute so I asked Sarah if she would read a bed time book for Jacob. I walked in and found them like this. Sweet loves!FIVE

I’m on week 3 of Whole 30 and have been loving all the new recipes. Here are a few things I made this week.Happy Friday, friends!

Friday Favorites

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


Jacob and I ditched school yesterday to meet up with my cousin who is in town from Florida. We spent the day in LA, eating cupcakes, and going out to lunch. Spending time with him is my FAVORITE.TWO

We spent the afternoon a friends house baking cupcakes. Watching these kids giggle was my FAVORITE.THREE

I saw this on Facebook the other day and laughed. Putting gas in my car is NOT my FAVORITE. I’m definitely the one on the right. FOUR

I love cooking for my family, but I don’t love how much time some dishes take. Thanks to my Whole 30 plan my kitchen is being worked overtime. Luckily I found some new shortcuts to make dinner easier. Definitely a new FAVORITE!


My friend recently gave birth to a super cute baby boy. So I brought my FAVORITE breakfast over to her house and met the baby. SIX

The other day we were going out to dinner when Sarah noticed we were all wearing vests. So we got hubby to grab a picture and made a mental note that we need to get hubby one too. Twining with my kiddos is my FAVORITE.SEVEN

Weekly Facetime with my nieces and nephews is my FAVORITE. I so wish they lived closer. :(Happy Friday, friends!

How We {January}

I’m linking up with Mix and Match Mama and A Little Bit of Everything for their monthly series called, How We… This month we are talking about goals and resolutions.

I’m not the kind of girl that makes New Year resolutions, instead I make monthly goals. I have a never ending to do list on my fridge, in my phone and in my planner.

I also have daily goals that I try to meet.

I also have other goals like a summer bucket list and a fall bucket list.Summer Bucket List 2017

Summer Bucket List 2016

Summer Bucket List 2015

Fall Bucket List 2017

How do you stay organized through out the year? Please share below.

Recap of 2017

Every year I write a recap reflecting the past year.

Check out previous years below.

2016 // 2015 // 2014 // 2013 // 2012

It’s been quite the year! We started the year with Sarah’s second set of ear tubes and adenoids removal surgery. Then Sharon and Jacob were walking in a cross walk and got hit by a car.  Hubby rounded out our hospital visits with an emergency spine fusion surgery for a ruptured disc. It was a tough first half of the year, but we are thankful to have family and friends who were there for us.

Sarah is 6 years old and is in 1st grade. Sarah can now read chapter books! It’s so fun listening to her sound out store signs, trucks and road signs. We now have to find other ways to communicate while the kids are around.

Jacob is 2 years old and attends a two-day co-op mommy and me program with me. He also attends a weekly gymnastics class and can do a forward roll at any given moment.

Mama Chit Chat recently celebrated it’s 5th birthday! I’ve gotten to review a lot of fun things with 16 sponsor opportunities this year.

 Here are some of my favorite highlights from 2017.


We started the year off with a visit to Lake Arrowhead for some fun in the snow. Hubby and I took our first little getaway to San Diego for a friend’s wedding. My sweet Sarah had another ear tube surgery and her adenoids removed.My sister and her boyfriend fiance came for a visit.{February}

We celebrated Tubishvat with a love tree.We celebrated Valentine’s Day with a trip to the movies with our friends.We made cards for hospitalized kids. My friend Melissa came to town for a visit.{March}

We celebrated Purim as the Incredibles.Sarah turned 6! We celebrated with a Shopkins themed birthday party.We took the kiddos to Disneyland for the first time!{April}

Jacob turned 2! We celebrated with a Thomas The Train themed birthday party.

We celebrated Passover with friends. We had a busy Spring Break that ended with a visit to the Farm.{May}

We celebrated Cinco de Mayo with the neighbors. We celebrated Mother’s Day in Malibu.

I attended my sister’s bachlorette weekend in Mexico.{June}

The kids and I went to LA for their Museum of Ice Cream exhibit.My Sister, Oshrat came for a visit. The moms and I participated in the Color Run! Sarah attended a new camp and got to take the yellow bus!{July}

We celebrated 4th of July with friends.

We had one day left on our pass so I took the kids to Disneyland with our friends.I took the kids on our annual trip to Florida.{August}

Sarah started 1st grade!We celebrated hubby’s birthday with a little minion party. We attended the last summer concert in the park.


Sarah and I took a trip to Montana! It didn’t go according to plan, but instead we got a lot of bonding time.My sweet niece Miri and her mom came for a visit.I went back to Florida for my sister’s bridal shower.We celebrated Rosh Hashanah at a friends house.{October}

Oshrat came for another visit and we got to do a lot of fun stuff.We celebrated Sukkot at festival with lots of yummy food.We celebrated Halloween with a cookie and fire truck.{November}

My sister finally got married in a farytail wedding. We celebrated our 9th wedding anniversary by staying in the same hotel we stayed in on our wedding night!


I celebrated my 36th birthday with family and friends.We celebrated Chanukah with 8 crazy nights. We ended the year with lot’s of fun activities like pancakes and PJ’s over Winter Break.Thank you to all who have taken the time to read my blog this year! It means so much to me!
Wishing you a healthy, joyful and successful 2018!

Color Inspiration {December 2017}

I’m linking up with my friend, Whitney for our monthly Color Inspiration.

If you blogged too make sure you link up at the bottom of the post!

This month we are talking all things SILVER.


Ahhh my sister is engaged! This might be my favorite SILVER this month! TWO

I got this super cute candle for my birthday this year. I love the SILVER tag and the Hebrew message. THREE

Sarah picked up this SILVERlicious book from the school library this month. We love the Pinkalicious series!


The sky has been grey/SILVER here in So Cal from all the fires :( FIVE

Visiting the senior home is our favorite. These SILVER haired ladies love our visits.

Happy Thursday, friends!

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