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My Brilliant Friend Rachel’s Brilliant Freezer Burritos

Y’all know I like to give credit where due, so here is a great big shout-out hooray to my friend Rachel.  Only an IRL friend will let you stand in her dining room and watch as she offhandedly does … Read more

Quick Ladder Art / Craft for Parshas Vayeitzei

Based on a “ladder” idea for Vayeitzei that I saw in Mommzy’s Montessori-based booklet of parsha ideas for Bereishis, I came up with this craft concept very, VERY quickly to occupy my kids and a frie… Read more

Happy Easy Tomato Egg-Drop Soup

“It’s my own invention!”Here’s a quick easy medium-hearty soup to go along with a rice-based stir-fry – especially good for a cold evening when there wasn’t much in the house beyond rice and tinned t… Read more

FREE Printable: “Winter” Reading List (based on Five in a Row)

A long, LONG time ago, I posted a link to a printable “summer” reading list I’d made up based on Five in a Row (FIAR), a popular unit-studies curriculum for ages 4-8 based around classic picture book… Read more

Note found at Random

Dear Mommy:you cod have been a better person on friday.NaomiFrankly, I find this a rather high standard.  If we were all to write such notes, even just to our own closest relatives, we’d have no time… Read more

Toldos Parsha Summary: The Two Different Babies

This is a basic overview of the parsha story in a format that can be adapted for a wide range of ages. Sources include parsha text, commentaries and midrash.  When introducing midrash or other non-ps… Read more

Crochet Projects on the go

I don’t want to inundate this blog with crochet projects… but on the other hand, I really do feel that crocheting complements our homeschooling, because it makes me less fidgety and better able to si… Read more

Picture Study Narration, and Classical Writing Primer review

While it seems to be a public holiday in some parts, around here, with two MORE field trips this week (sigh), we can’t really spare any time, so we’re hard at work – for a change.These are the kids’ … Read more

“Canning” pumpkin… the easy, freezy way!

When I say easy, I mean easy; domestic goddess, I am not these days.  Not even up to my usual, slovenly, standards.But anyway – pumpkin.  I bought four biggish ones on November 1st for 99 cents each … Read more

Hate Note

Just dumped out my miscellaneous camera contents to prepare for a post on “canning” pumpkin (in the freezer).  And I turned up this one more photo that shows the sheer zany cuteness of my 5-year-old…… Read more

Word Search with Lucy

Came across this scene with GZ’s leopard, Lucy, doing a word search:Surprisingly, she was having a great deal of success…Is this cheating, or creativity??? Read more

Menu Plan Monday: 27 Cheshvan, 5773 – fill-in-the-blanks edition

Why the weird dates? Click here to find out!  Welcome!  We’re an Israel-bound (next summer) homeschooling Jewish family of 6 (2 parents, 2 teens, 2 littles) and all our meals are kosher.  Read my MPM… Read more

Chayei Sara Parsha Summary: Two Great Women

This is a basic overview of the parsha story in a format that can be adapted for a wide range of ages. Sources include parsha text, commentaries and midrash.  When introducing midrash or other non-ps… Read more

Vayeira Parsha Summary: The Message of Malachim

This is a basic overview of the parsha story in a format that can be adapted for a wide range of ages. Sources include parsha text, commentaries and midrash.  When introducing midrash or other non-ps… Read more

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