Things to do Inside

I still have a young baby who naps a lot so I like to have ideas ready for the minute he goes to sleep so I can have some extra fun time with my 3 year old daughter, Isla. Also, sometimes it snows in New York. Here are some inside ideas for your fifth hour…

7 Things to do in your Backyard 

This is my son Judah. Right now he naps 3 times a day. My daughter Isla takes slightly less naps per day (0-1 nap). I’ve had to come up with lots of activities for our mother-daughter bonding time.  Here are some that Isla loves. A busy child=a better behaved child=a tired child=a happy parent. Do…

Banana Challah French Toast 

One of my favorite ways to finish our challah is to make French toast out of the leftovers (or all of it if you buy an extra challah, wink wink). A few weeks ago I was looking around my kitchen for an ingredient to make our challah French toast taste a little bit different. I…

Our First Video!

Each kippah is completely hand stitched by Adina with loving care. If you see a kippah you like, check out the Islabands Etsy shop.   FIND US ON SOCIAL MEDIA: Facebook Instagram: @islabands Pinterest Islabands on Etsy  

My Son’s First Rosh Hashana

I LOVE the High Holidays! I get to spend some amazing quality time with my family. It’s a special and holy time to reflect on this past year and how you want the next one to look. Growing up, we’d always go to my cousins’ house for lunch after synagogue on Rosh Hashanah and then hang out for the whole day. We’d…

I’d Always Pick You

I should have named this blog ‘Last Minute Mom.’ I find fun art projects to do for special occasions with my daughter and her friends… only a few days before they need to be done. After a quick Mother’s Day Pinterest search to find something doable in terms of time, resources and toddler ability, I…

Happy 2nd Anniversary to Islabands!

I can hardly believe it, I think it just snuck up on me — today is the TWO YEAR ANNIVERSARY of ISLABANDS!! I remember the night my shop opened on Etsy; it wasn’t supposed to. I figured I’d open in a week after devoting a little time each day, but I got so excited and inspired, I just…

Original and Easy Thank You Notes from the Kids

I don’t mind writing thank you notes; I love letting people know that they are appreciated. When there are a lot of them to write at once, however, it’s sometimes hard to find the time to be creative and to truly find the words over and over again to show how much you care. If…

One of Those Days

Do you ever have one of those days where you are so tired that by the time you take your kid outside for some fresh air you realize she’s still wearing pajamas?

I did. It was last week and no matter how hard I tried, my sweet 22 month old daughter would not nap. My once amazing sleeper was completely resisting naps. I KNEW the reign of her 3 hour afternoon naps was too good to last.

Greenwoodstock: May 3, 2015

Looking for something to do this Sunday? Try GREENWOODSTOCK! This is a great event going on this Sunday, May 3, 2015 in a GREAT community (rain date: Saturday, May 9). Hosted by Friends of Greenwood Playground. WHERE  |  Greenwood Playground (<—- click for map), Located on East 5th Street and Fort Hamilton Parkway. Right above the F/G stop…