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Hi! I’m Menucha, the lone force behind Moms and Crafters.

 

This is me at my wedding:

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There is only one time I looked better than that:


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Who am I kidding? I look like a wreck! But that was the happiest moment I can remember. It was the moment I met my little man. M is the driving force behind this blog! He even tries to help me write….

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M is now a big boy, and now we have Baby Y on the team as well!

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About M:

 

M has many hobbies.

He enjoys putting things on top of the washing machine.

 

 

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He loves hiding in cabinets.

And his favorite thing to do is to talk on the phone!

He also loves being silly with Mommy.

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M was born in September 2013 and has never failed to delight his parents since the day we met him. Everyone insists he looks like Daddy but I think he has a mix of both…

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About Baby Y:

He may only be a baby but don’t underestimate that sense of humor!

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Baby Y was born in May 2016 amid lots of chaos. Everyone says he looks nothing like his brother, but we know the truth…

 

Left is M, right is Baby Y. The dimple gives it away...

Left is M, right is Baby Y. The dimple gives it away…

 

Baby Y is quite the cuddler, and is always ready for a hug from his mama.

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About Me:

 

I live in New York although I’m definitely still a Jersey girl at heart. I’m a craft-addict and thought I’d share my ideas with the world. I make jewelry in my spare time. Okay, who am I kiddding? I don’t have any spare time… While managing my home, family, and life, I draw adult coloring pages, write tutorials, and work as a freelance graphic designer.

 

Here I am with M sharing an earring-modeling moment.

 

My favorite letter in the alphabet is “C”. I love cookies, coffee, chocolate, chips, and cheese. That’s why I started off as a “Citron” until I married a “Ceder”. I’m a little crazy, but that’s a good thing.

I am married to Shmuel since 2010. He’s been a saint, supporting my ambition to be a stay at home mom and the many hours all my “things” take up. He washes dishes, changes diapers, and always finds some time for play (and Mommy terrorizing).

 

As you can see, I’m an orthodox Jew. I keep a strictly kosher home, I cover my hair and dress modestly, and I don’t work Friday evenings and Saturday. All my recipes can be made kosher, considering all the ingredients are certified kosher. I do not blog about religion, although I will occasionally include some crafty tradition holiday experiences or Jewish holiday recipes. My religion does not believe in trying to recruit converts, and since much of my following is not Jewish, I keep things neutral. I will, however, be happy to answer any questions anyone has pertaining to Judaism privately – simply email me.

 

Moms & Crafters is a blog run by, me, a stay at home mom, who just like you likes to create easy crafts.

If you would like to learn more about Moms & Crafters, and what you can expect to see here, you can read all about it here.

Kokela Makalima

Sunday 29th of December 2019

Hi. Do you accept people from South Africa. I like your crafts.

Menucha @ Moms & Crafters

Wednesday 1st of January 2020

Hi Kokela - we have readers from around the world! You can sign up for email updates on new posts here: https://pages.convertkit.com/c13c7526d9/fa841031e7

Julie

Tuesday 5th of February 2019

I love your website!! I work with children in partial hospitalization due to mental health struggles and do many crafts with them. I am wondering if you have thought about making a printable handout with your 21 ways to bond at bedtime. It would be a great resource for me to share with families and help them connect to your website.

Menucha @ Moms & Crafters

Wednesday 6th of February 2019

Hi Julie, I love what you do and I love that idea! I'm going to add it to my list. I wish I got to these things quicker, but I'll have to warn you that it'll probably take me a few months to publish it as that's how my scheduling works.

Julie

Monday 4th of June 2018

Awesome blog! Keep it real and that's what people enjoy! !

Menucha @ Moms & Crafters

Tuesday 5th of June 2018

Thank you, Julie!

Susan Stambaugh

Thursday 1st of February 2018

Although I'm not Jewish I try to include coloring pages with my Grand-daughters. They have several very good Jewish friends and I want them to understand your culture as well as theirs. Recently we talked about hannakuh because their best friend's mother is Jewish and their father is Christian. She celebrates both holidays and the girls didn't understand what Hannakuh was. As we colored we discussed it and now they have a better knowledge. You certainly have a G-d given talent and I thank you for sharing with us.

Menucha @ Moms & Crafters

Friday 2nd of February 2018

Hi Susan, Thanks for your comment! Teaching understanding of other cultures at a young age is one of the best ways we can ensure a better, more understanding world. Kudos to you for doing that!

Emily

Tuesday 7th of March 2017

I can't seem to download "Lady in a hat". I subscribed and confirmed but it keeps telling me that my email address is invalid.

Menucha @ Moms & Crafters

Friday 10th of March 2017

Hi, Emily, please email me at menucha@momsandcrafters.com and I'll make sure you get your freebie!

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