Surviving 3-day Yom Tov (x3!)

There are three 3-day Yom Tovs this month. And yes, there were three 3-day Yom Tov's two years ago. Did I mention it's the same schedule next year too? Don't get me wrong, I'm not complaining about Yom Tov, a time of simcha. Just sayin' it's a challenge to cook and eat all those meals. … Continue reading Surviving 3-day Yom Tov (x3!)

School lunch plan

Not sure what I dread more when a new school year comes around: homework or packing lunches. Both take up time I don't have, and neither seem to do much good for my kids. For the homework, my plan is to pass off the problem to two high school kids--one who I am hiring to … Continue reading School lunch plan

Soft pretzel shopping cure

Don't ever go to the mall on the Sunday before school starts no matter what your kids need for the new year. Not even if your kids will have to go to class barefoot. And not even if Rosh Hashanah starts the week after school begins. You know that Shabbos dress your daughter's been wearing … Continue reading Soft pretzel shopping cure

Counting Stars & Blessings

There are no traffic lights in much of Door County, WI. There are hardly any chain restaurants or big box stores. There isn't even much WIFI. What's there are endless beaches, hiking trails, countless boats, and five bikes for every one car. And stars. Millions of 'em. There's nothing like starring up at a starry … Continue reading Counting Stars & Blessings

Granola Kids Bakery Today

Granola Kids are back in business today, with our head baker back from overnight camp. Let these kiddos do your baking while you sit on the beach. These treats are healthy enough to eat for breakfast, but yummy enough that your kids will consider them dessert. Most ingredients are organic, eggs are cage free and … Continue reading Granola Kids Bakery Today

What I have learned from biking

See this bike? I want it. I'm not getting it, but I think I deserve it after yesterday's 16 miles of errands on my bike. You might think that 16 miles isn't that much, but when you're pulling an average of 100lbs., it surely is. By the end of the day, my legs felt like … Continue reading What I have learned from biking