10 Good Passover reads (kids’ books)

***********This post is from 2012, but the books have stood the test of time in our household. We just ordered a few more – you still have time to order these from Amazon! I’d love to hear about any you love that we can add to our collection in the comments.**** We have quite a […]


Pesach menu 2014

I make my menu with a lot of flexibility. My seders are both the same (it’s just my family this year, and by the time the second seder starts beginning around 9:30pm or so!), I can’t imagine there will be too much eating from the littler people. Especially since we only have chicken legs and […]


1 week to go, and still buying chametz!

I went out to the grocery store tonight. Mostly for produce, especially fruit, which we go through at an amazing rate! But I also got some non-passover snack-type things that my kiddos love. I got comments on how brave I was to be buying chametz still…at 1 week to go. Really? Brave? I guess I […]


Pre-Pesach meals (2014)

This week, most people are going to be working hard on Passover prep. Cleaning the house, checking hidden places, shopping, and then the biggest and longest piece: cleaning the kitchen. So much work, and so much time! Focusing on the food we will be preparing once we’re ready may cause something else important to slip […]


Meal ideas for before Passover (2014)

A hungry family is a grumpy one. This week, most people are going to be working hard on Passover prep. Cleaning the house, checking hidden places, shopping, and then the biggest and longest piece: cleaning the kitchen. So much work, and so much time! It can feel overwhelming. I always do lists to help, but […]


All this was in our van...

Guess what we’re doing today?

Yep, it’s Passover cleaning time! Since we had dh at home today, and all the kids were here, we tackled something a little bigger together in our Passover countdown punchboard – cleaning the van. Now, we try to minimize eating in the van in theory. But because we bring our food most places we go, […]


Have you made matza recently? (recipe and photos, kids)

My kiddos and I have made matza several times – for parshat Bo and demonstrating for Passover (although we never actually made it for Passover!). This is a great hands-on activity for kids. Knowing the theory and then actually doing it are two different things! We had a fun time making it, but can definitely appreciate buying […]


2014 Passover guides are out!

Passover is really coming now!  There are tons of resources available, and the guides are out. Here are some links for you: 2013 Star-K Passover guide: Free download and other Passover articles CRC Passover 2014 OU Passover 2014 (or download the guide) Rabbi Eidlitz Passover 2014 COR Passover 2014 Seattle Vaad 2014 (Sephardi / Ashkenazi download) More Passover resources from Kosher.com How are your Passover preparations […]


Passover props – where to get them (or directions to make them)

I mentioned Passover props in my “Purchase for Passover” list, and I got a flurry of e-mails asking what I used. So here are some of my ideas and the resources to get (or make) them yourself (also see the Passover project list here and some ways to make the seder more fun for kids here.) […]


Purchase for Passover List

I have to get some things ordered for Passover since delivery here takes a while. These aren’t specific to Passover things, but things I need to buy before Passover comes – and you may need them, too! Here’s my list: Toothbrushes (Electric toothbrush heads, Shabbat toothbrushes, and/or manual toothbrushes) Toothwash or toothpaste for Passover Paper or plastic plates, […]