April 2009 Archives

Check out my article on ! My husband and I did not find one another until our late 30s. While I sometimes pine for the years we might have spent together, there were also advantages to meeting relatively late […]

I posted a couple of weeks ago about how much my grocery shopping habits change as Passover approaches. Over the last few days, I’ve noticed a similar phenomenon in my environmental footprint . I’m a cloth diapering, line-drying, walking-not-driving, composting […]

I dragged the girls to the park to recite the blessing of the sun, and it started snowing. My children shivered under blankets while we sat through an unbearably long recitation of prayers (at least from the perspective of two […]

When the Bon Ami starts to look like spilled flour, it’s time to go to bed. A parting link, in case I don’t get back on before tomorrow night – a great new seder resource put out by JOFA, the […]

From the 2009 OU Passover Guide:   Leave the dishwasher unused for twenty-four hours,  make sure that the dishwasher is clean, and then run  two cycles. If the lining of the dishwasher is plastic,  it is debatable as to whether […]

Bible Belt Balabusta, for her elaborate afikoman treasure hunt. I envy her kids for having a mom willing to spend so much time and energy making the seder fun and engaging.  Check out her blog and website – there’s all […]

  feh It’s Monday morning, approximately 48 hours before the prohibition on chametz takes effect, and I’m only just now beginning my Passover cleaning. We have nearly emptied out our pantry, but I haven’t had time to even consider the […]

A very lovely edition of Haveil Havalim, the Jewish Blog Carnival, is now up over at Ima on and off the Bima. Check it out!

My three year old’s favorite self-described “healthy food” is noodle kugel. As with many of my other  recipes, this dish involves very little preparation and very few utensils to clean. It’s fast to prepare, and it’s always a hit at potlucks. […]

Here’s an excerpt of a 12 page book my daughter created during her free time at Kindergarten yesterday.   the cover love matzah love haggadah   love afikoman love netillat yadayim (go figure) love baby moses