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How To Make An Upsherin

7 Tammuz 5773 – June 14, 2013
This past Lag B'Omer, we were blessed to make our first upsherin, where we celebrate our son’s first hair cut. It’s a wonderful milestone that mimics the three years that we refrain from plucking a tree’s first fruits and symbolizes the entry of the child into the world of Torah learning. It’s a clear sign to everyone; this boy is no longer a baby.

Bo’ee Kallah

16 Sivan 5773 – May 24, 2013
It's all over. The orchestra is still, the lights are dimmed. Your simcha outfits hang in your closet, silent witnesses to a time you will treasure in your mind and heart forever.

How To Travel Like A Family And Stay A Family (Part III)

2 Sivan 5773 – May 10, 2013
As I mentioned in my earlier articles about our family trip to Israel, our night flight went pretty smooth, thanks to my children’s willingness to sleep throughout the flight. I, on the other hand, didn’t sleep a wink and I wasn’t feeling too great by the time we landed. But we were finally in Israel, and just being in the beautifully renovated Ben Gurion airport and hearing all the Hebrew around us was exciting enough.

Cupcake Flower Bouquet

While all the flowers that grace your Shavuos table will surely be a delight to your eye, these will be a delight for your palette as well. Create them at any level, simple or sophisticated; any way you make them they’re sure to be a sensation.

CLEP-ing Your Way To Lower College Costs

23 Iyyar 5773 – May 2, 2013
If you have high school aged kids, chances are that very soon you are going to start seeing the warning signs. The pale, nervous faces. The eyes, ringed by dark circles due to lack of sleep. The irritability, tinged with impending hysteria. That's right, finals are coming and your normally moody, unpredictable and volatile teenager is about to become moodier, more unpredictable and volatile beyond belief.

Now What Do I Do?

17 Iyyar 5773 – April 26, 2013
It happens to all of us. I call them “kitchen mishaps” and they can range from the small to large. Sometimes they come in extra small and other times they might be XXL just like our clothes sizes. But as I said, they happen to us all.

How To Travel Like A Family And Stay A Family (Part II)

3 Iyyar 5773 – April 12, 2013
Last month, I discussed our tumuloutous family trip to Israel and the many mistakes and some smart moves we made along the way. Hopefully you can learn from our mistakes and incorporate the lessons we learned in your own family trips.

Unsung Heroes: A Behind The Scenes Look At The Jewish Music Business

26 Nisan 5773 – April 5, 2013
I know this is supposed to be a consumer column, but let's face it. We have all just spent the last few weeks preparing, cleaning and shopping until our credit cards begged for mercy and our family members have started wondering if Windex is our new signature scent. The last thing anyone wants to be thinking about right now is buying more stuff, making home improvements or otherwise planning ahead.

Going Nuts – A Guide to an Allergy-Friendly Pesach

12 Nisan 5773 – March 22, 2013
Preparing for an ordinary Pesach is daunting enough with all of the cleaning, shopping, cooking, and preparation, but add food allergies to the mix and you could literally “go nuts.” Don’t go nuts, go nut-free and egg-free too. While Pesach poses dietary challenges, they are not insurmountable.

How To Travel Like A Family And Stay A Family (Part I)

5 Nisan 5773 – March 15, 2013
I’m very passionate about Israel and it’s always been my desire to share that passion with my children. It was a sad day in our home when we missed out on the great deal to Israel earlier this year, but thankfully, my husband managed to snag an almost as good one a couple of months later.

Cooking For Pesach

27 Adar 5773 – March 8, 2013
When cooking early for Pesach I always start with foods that require patience and attention, which we have in short supply as Yom Tov gets closer.

The Power Of Being Absolutely Positive

26 Adar 5773 – March 7, 2013
A negative person may use words that are bland and lack vibrancy, like "did" and "worked" instead of words like "successfully accomplished" and "rigorously completed" which convey a more positive, powerful side.

Delicious? Easy? And Kosher L’Pesach?? Two Pesach Cookbooks Cure Your Cooking Conundrums

20 Adar 5773 – March 1, 2013
So there is good news and bad. Which one do you want to hear first? Me? I always want to hear the bad news first. I need to get it over with. So here goes. Purim 2013 is now something we can discuss in the past tense and that can only mean one thing. Actually two.

Purim With Food Allergies

13 Adar 5773 – February 22, 2013
Purim is a time of great celebration. Many of our traditions for this chag require food - festive meals, mishloach manos. Abundant food can mean abundant pitfalls for the food allergic. How can one navigate this maze of food allergy landmines?

The Purim Seudah

Here are some wonderful dishes to share with your family and friends this coming Purim

Costumed Wine

6 Adar 5773 – February 15, 2013
This Purim let your wine bottles join in the fun – let them dress up too! Use them to compliment your Mishloach Manos or have them make a grand appearance at the seudah. Simple and inexpensive this is a great family project.

Highlighting Your Family Purim Party

Unlike Chanukah’s oil and Shavuous’ dairy, Purim doesn’t specifically have any unique foods or tastes, aside from hamentashen, that one can work around from, so the best route for a stylish Purim theme is to base it around the costume.

What Your Profile Says About You

28 Shevat 5773 – February 7, 2013
It is extremely important for job seekers to present themselves well in today’s social media world. This article will focus on Linkedin, the most important business-oriented social networking site for professionals.

Installing A Pesach Kitchen On The Cheap

22 Shevat 5773 – February 1, 2013
I am not one of those people who start cleaning for Pesach the minute the menorah gets put away and, in fact, I typically indulge in denial until the last possible moment. However, after making Pesach in my so-called Pesach kitchen for the first time, I realized just how useful a Pesach kitchen could be.

CHIC Made Simple: Fashionably Fabulous Food Without The Fuss

23 Tevet 5773 – January 4, 2013
Goodbye humdrum. Hello, gorgeous!! With the release of CHIC Made Simple, an all new cookbook written by food stylist, columnist and recipe developer Esther Deutsch, kosher food continues to blaze new trails, offering sophisticated, appealing recipes that are, (surprise, surprise!) both delicious and deceptively easy to prepare.

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