Author Archive for shira lee

Shira is the Program Director of Camp Sternberg and the former Principal of Shalsheles Bais Yaakov. She is presently stuck on her dissertation with is necessary to finish her Doctorate in Educational Administration. She lives in Lakewood, NJ with her husband her lively kids.

ACHIEVING HARMONY AT THE PESACH SEDER
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ACHIEVING HARMONY AT THE PESACH SEDER

Part 2 of Rabbi Morgenstern’s helpful way to make your seder meaningful for your kids/

How To Live by Charles Shultz
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How To Live by Charles Shultz

   Scroll through slowly and read carefully to receive and enjoy the full effect   The  following is the philosophy of Charles Schulz, the creator of the ‘Peanuts’ comic strip.   You don’t have to actually answer the questions.  Just ponder them. Just read  straight through, and you’ll get the point.   1. Name the [...]

Pesach Tip #3- newspaper to clean window
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Pesach Tip #3- newspaper to clean window

A great way to save  on paper towels.  Newspaper works just as well.  Spray with your favorite glass spray and wipe with newspaper.

Pesach cleaning secret#2- getting wax out
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Pesach cleaning secret#2- getting wax out

Instead of  prying or scraping melted wax out of their holders. Not only is it ineffective; you also risk scratching or breaking the delicate glass. Instead, try this trick: Place the glass candleholders in the freezer for a few hours. Once frozen, the wax will shrink just enough to pop right out.  Thanks Martha Steward for [...]

Pesach Secret#1 -Toothpaste
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Pesach Secret#1 -Toothpaste

I just polished the silver with my kids using TOOTHPASTE!! It came out Super clean and the kids had a nice minty smell. The nice part is that no one was exposed to harmful Chemicals.

Scallion- Garlic Salad Dressing
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Scallion- Garlic Salad Dressing

My friend came for Shabbos and brought a salad with this dressing.  It is a little more work for a dressing then I am used to but I think worth the effort.  It also doesn’t use a lot of sugar which is something I am always thrilled with.  enjoy- Shira Lee 1 tsp dry mustard [...]

Through The Eyes Of a Child
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Through The Eyes Of a Child

An inspiring essay by a boy whose mother is blind and handicapped on his everyday life.

Practical Advice for Conducting an Organized and Meaningful
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Practical Advice for Conducting an Organized and Meaningful

“How was your Pesach seder?” This is likely one of the most commonly asked questions during the first days of Pesach. Let’s take a look at some of the most common answers. Firstly, people are curious to know how long another person’s seder was and if they succeeded in finding the afikomen. Then there’s usually [...]

A Lego Purim Video- Outstanding
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A Lego Purim Video- Outstanding

I am a very big fan of Aish.com  This one is adorable. Kids under 8 will love it and it will reinforce the Purim story.

Fisher Price Toys – buy 1 get 1 free
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Fisher Price Toys – buy 1 get 1 free

Now through Feb.20 at Toys R Us, you can buy one fisher price toy and get 1 free.  Shipping is 6.95  – so use the option of picking it up locally to avoid those costs. http://www.fatwallet.com/top-deals/fisher-price-infant-toys-buy-one-get-one-free/

Adar Experiential An _- Venahapochu
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Adar Experiential An _- Venahapochu

I  try to find ways to teach my children different ideas in a creative “non teachey” ways as well as create fun memories. Research shows that children have a better chance of remembering something if they ” experience” it. ( Hence all those children’s museums out there.)  Even though, it is hard to think of ideas.  [...]

$10  coupon off $25 purchase at J.C Penny.
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$10 coupon off $25 purchase at J.C Penny.

Found this coupon on Slick deals for a $10 off  $25 till Feb.28 here is the link for the printable coupon. http://slickdeals.net/permadeal/30637/JC-Penney-Stores-10-off-25-Printable-Coupon

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A Perfect French Roast

My friend was visiting from Baltimore for Shabbos when I made this roast.  She asked me for the recipe and I hold her to check Kosherstreet.  Here it is: The secret is that it uses two different types of heat ( on the stove top and then in the oven.) which make it the softest meat [...]

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Easy As Apple Pie

I make this pie for dessert on Friday night.  I serve it warm with Tofutti.  Easy as can be to make and tastes and looks great.  Found this video on You tube which shows just how simple  it is.9 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vaK0NgCptCw

Yummy And (Healthy) Oatmeal Cookies
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Yummy And (Healthy) Oatmeal Cookies

I find that my kids sometimes just want something crunchy and sweet.  These cookies accomplish that as well as giving them some nutrients.  The wheat germ mixes in and is not discernable and I don’t feel guilty that I just had 2 with coffee for breakfast.:) 2 eggs 1/2 cup sugar 3/4 cup brown sugar [...]