Children do love a good birthday party, so it’s time to find a healthy balance between what the school and my budget allows.
I highly recommend that children fall asleep alone, one at a time, to avoid distractions from siblings.
You don’t need me to tell you all this, because like me, you are getting inundated by these calls as well.
Once you greet your guest, feel comfortable setting some basic rules. This is your house, after all.
So what is the game plan for the upcoming yomim tovim? I'm so glad you asked!
To help those who dread it, or are neutral towards it, it’s best to fake it till you make it, i.e. act as if we are excited for the upcoming school year, and before you know it, they just might be.
Lest you think that I now have more hours to get things done, this insomnia doesn’t make me more productive.
One summer, I managed to go the entire season without an air conditioner in my bedroom.
Having already sent three girls to seminary in the Holy Land, you would think I would be an expert on travel gear and accessories...
Of course, before you send out the invites, the bride must decide if she would like a registry or will be accepting whatever creative gifts the guests bring.
While some would argue that doing laundry every two or three days would streamline the job, barring any serious stains, I prefer to tackle the task just once a week.
For those of you who have never cooked in a pressure cooker, it helps to back up a little and understand why they work as well as they do.
It’s interesting how small things change our perspective. Shabbos is always 25 hours, but with a longer afternoon, we call it a long Shabbos.
Not that I am in any way trying to rush Pesach out the door, but once it is time to get back to reality, it makes sense to streamline the turnover as much as possible.
My husband enjoys cooking when he is home and my kids have been cooking and baking since the age of four.
First and foremost, it is helpful to know what you are allergic to so that you can check the pollen counts daily and try to limit your outdoor activity on days that are going to be particularly bad.
I underestimated how eager my children would be to buy real costumes.
Shopping on AliExpress requires some planning.
Make a list of all the things you must do today, number them in order of how much you detest them, and then do the first one on the list first.
Of course, before you even start the party, you will probably want to make sure that your house is guest-ready, which means tackling those unpleasant cleaning jobs that we all try our best to ignore.
American Jews have the impression that France, and Paris in particular, is a terribly dangerous place for Jews. However, to my pleasant surprise, I learnt that this was not the case.
This is the very best time to plan a vacation.
So, can you safely take expired medications and achieve the desired results?
Much has been written about how amazing it is to marry off a child, including articles by moi on the topic.
When buying clothing for your children, make sure they want to wear those outfits, and it’s not just you who wants them to wear them.