Given that this is a consumer column, you can rest assured that I spend countless hours coming up with creative and innovative money saving ideas, but for a change, I am going to try something different and share some of my pet peeves, those moments when you can't believe how much you are paying and how little you are getting in return, when you find yourself shaking your head in disbelief and wondering aloud, "Are they serious?"
We survived the week so well that no one in my family ever realized they were living through my planned experiment.
In recent months I have found there are certain things not worth buying and with the help of everyone’s best friend, Google, recipes for some of them are literally at the tip of your fingers.
So what is the game plan for the upcoming yomim tovim? I'm so glad you asked!
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.
It’s tough to catch some glam in an otherwise pretty non-glamorous life. In the 21st century, who isn’t overstressed, overwhelmed and overbooked? The roles...
Invest in some good cleaning habits, along with a good solid dose of planning and prevention.
Just a single word can sum up one of the most disturbing trends that continues to sweep our supermarkets: downsizing.
What to do with all this time?
Allow me to introduce some of my new faves, tried-and-true items that may be helpful additions to your Pesach arsenal or kitchen stars that you may enjoy using all year round.
In the interest of complete honesty, I will tell you that I have learned most of these lessons the hard way.
I find that the best way to get things done is not to push things off.
The best way to prepare your child for the best year possible is, of course, by preparing.
What do your house keys and your cell phone have in common?
In the true desire to cut down on unnecessary purchases, for myself and for others, I have begun asking people directly what they want as a gift.
Does standing under the chuppah signal the end of our dream of romance and beautiful sunsets?
I have worked as a nutritionist at a WIC office in Williamsburg for five years now, and combined with my observation of my children’s friends, I’ve come to a realization. Most people are no longer eating food, but rather food-like substances, and worse, they are feeding their children the same.
Plants calm you, help you concentrate, help you breathe better, they even help with the creative process.
Yom Tov is about spending time with your family. And while for some families the big once-in-a-lifetime experience is great, for others something low key is the way to go.
This is the very best time to plan a vacation.
Shopping on AliExpress requires some planning.
Summer is just about upon us, and with it comes the hustle and bustle of preparing for camp and family getaways. This is such a wonderful time, full of new experiences and memory building for the whole family. One memory the summer shouldn’t create, however, is that of the house being infested with bedbugs.
I did not start my training with the idea that my children would join me.
A quick look at margarine-less chocolate chip cookies offers a good look at what Pascal and Overtime Cook are all about.
Ahh, the mornings. A time of peace and serenity, for sipping a cup of coffee while catching up on the morning news. Or perhaps you use the time to bake fresh healthy cookies for the family’s midday snack. However, if your mornings are better described as rush hour compounded by nagging warnings, here are a few handy steps to create a stress free routine.