Monday, August 25, 2014

Raising Generous Children~Ice Bucket Edition

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Baby Bear knows about the ice bucket challenge.  She has been talking about it for about a week.  She has seen it everywhere and wanted to be a part of it.  

This is a genius campaign to raise money and awareness (what other way would a healthy 3 year old know about ALS?) and I wish that more people would take donating money to all causes more seriously.  If 20+ million can go into research for ALS practically overnight, then think of the difference that everyone can make by giving money to all causes more often.  

you can see our video here:

Friday, August 22, 2014

My Summer Project

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I had this crazy idea that I was going to do 4 giant mosaics on the front of my art building.  I enlisted one of my staff members that I know would support me on anything, was a great draw-er, and I knew I could count on her.  

I had this rudimentary drawing and she fine tuned it.  Maddie took the idea and ran with it.  We problem solved together but in the end, it was her baby.  I can't believe how gorgeous it is every time I look at it.  Our campers did all of the glass layout and gluing it down. 

Here is the almost finished project (the chalk boards are not in yet).  It took more than a month to plan, but we made the mosaic part in a little more than two weeks.  

The fire on the outdoor scene was one piece the I made and fused in the glass kiln.  

The ceramic pot in the hamsa was made by maddie out of clay.  All of the objects in the hamsa represent the different art disciplines that we have: Ceramics, Jewelry/Metalwork, Painting, Woodworking, Glass, and Sewing. 

I had a hard time even writing about the mosaic because I kept looking at it, I love it so much! 

Want a mosaic for your house or business? Contact me!! 

Friday, August 1, 2014

Back to School Check List

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Tuesday, July 15, 2014

My Summer

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This summer has flashed by so fast.  The six weeks that I have been up at camp have flown by.  Beautiful artwork is created every day at the serene Ravitz Art Center and I am blown away.  All the while I am completing spring and summer semester courses for school.  My course is on internet technology and there are a few fun resources that I want to share.

This is a video that I made using the site animoto.  You can add still images, text and music to create free 30 second videos (more time can be purchased). 
I also had to create a weebly about myself that I will share soon.
What about yourself would you share when it is business related?

Monday, June 30, 2014

Love this product!!

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I only want safe and natural cleaning products to use around my children.  I found a really great product that is sold at Walgreens and tried their tree-free kleenex! 

 How great is it that they use bamboo and sugar cane instead of trees.  Much less resource waist and more easily renewable than trees.  The paper is not super soft, but I would rather make mother earth happy then use something that is harmful to our world.  

For camp we also tried the All-Purpose cleaner to use in our cabin that Ology sent to us to try out.  It works great, smells wonderful, and you don't have to worry about harsh chemicals!

They also sell personal care products for children and adults 

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Getting to know Mini

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Baby Bear went with my parents to visit her cousin.  Mini had 100% of the attention both Mr. BBH and I.  She is always really funny and likes to make us laugh but when she is alone with us, she really talks up a storm.  We don't always know what she is saying, but you can usually tell by what she is doing and I make sure to make her feel that I understand what she says.  The weird thing is, she doesn't call Baby Bear anything.  She just started calling me "ma-ma" eventhough I am Ema (Hebrew).  

Here is my silly girl with a chocolate face. So glad that she like the dark chocolate!

Monday, June 9, 2014

Raising a Bilingual Child~Hebrew Speaking Toys

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I found this amazing store that has toys, books, games and DVDs in Hebrew that ships to the US.  

It is really expensive for my inlaws to send toys and books and I have been trying to find a store like this since Baby Bear was little.  We got this really cool Taltol doll to try from Pashoshim.  

It is so important that children have all different kinds of language interactions.  Using a doll to teach Hebrew interactive skills helps with speech patterns and sound formation.  

With all of the different languages spoken around them, it helps them to interact with their doll in Hebrew.

Mini and Baby Bear fought over whose doll that i was they loved it so much.  There are setting for day and night on the back.  The Taltol doll talks and sings when you hold her hands, tap her feet, or touch the star on her chest. 

Mini had so much fun pressing the start button since it lights up in the dark room.  She speaks Hebrew and you could see the girls face light up when they recognized that it spoke the same language as them.  They often switch to English, but since the doll speaks Hebrew, they speak Hebrew with the doll. 


Here is a video to show how Mini interacts with her doll. You can also see how to change the doll from day to night in the video. 

Go here to see all of the great Hebrew products.

PS.  we also love & own these books that are also available through Pashoshim! You can click on the images to go to their page.  


{these are NOT affiliate links, I just feel that education is so important, I want to give you these resources!}
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