I did not start my training with the idea that my children would join me.
In my circles, manning the barbeque is traditionally a male job, but there is a lot more to a successful barbeque than dropping the meat onto the grill.
To avoid all this waste and unnecessary anxiety, let’s break the task down step by step and tackle each one at a time.
The best way to prepare your child for the best year possible is, of course, by preparing.
Scan those sale circulars either online or when they show up at your doorstep, check out the sale items and plan your menus accordingly.
Blending anything thicker side is generally problematic and more often than not, I wind up dumping everything into a bowl and mixing it by hand.
Judith Levy is a gorgeous French-born woman with a flair for fashion and the written word (she’s an editor for French editions of Artscroll). At the start of her second marriage she found herself in a shaitel vs. tichel predicament very similar to mine.
Somehow, no matter how you choose to spend your down time, food always manages to factor into the equation.
Oh, Chanukah! Chanukah, the festival of lights and the powerful story of the unlikely military victory of the Maccabees. One lesson we’re able to glean from the Maccabees is the importance of doing just a little bit more then you think you are capable of. As we all know, the Maccabees were quite aware that taking on the mighty Greek army was a suicide campaign. Yet, they succeeded.
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.
If I had to pick my favorite reason to shop at dollar stores, it would have to be the greeting cards.
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.
I feel that I am a good authority to write on this topic, because although I love having guests, it completely stresses me out. Something happens to me when we have guests over; I feel this urge to have the table perfect, the food innovative, delicious and abundant and my children buffed and shiny. When things don’t turn out well, it’s not exactly pretty.
What do your house keys and your cell phone have in common?
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.
It's hard to believe that it is the beginning of October and the Yomim Tovim are already behind us. But having had everything fall out early this year provides a golden opportunity to enjoy the gorgeous fall weather and all that the crisp air has to offer.
Whether you are staying home for Pesach or going away, it is nice to have something new to enhance this special Yom Tov. With rhinestone monograms now so readily available you can turn many household items from ordinary to extraordinary.
What to do with all this time?
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.
Want to make sure you don’t forget your lunch as you head out to work? Stash your keys in the refrigerator, right next to your meal.
If they could do it, why can't I?
I debated starting the kids with less-than-sharp-knives but there's really no point in doing that. If they are learning a skill, they might as well learn it right.
Much has been written about how amazing it is to marry off a child, including articles by moi on the topic.
While officially sunglasses are to offer our eyes important UV protection, in reality our shades are a fun fashion statement.
As the chat pinged back and forth, a few suggestions arose that seemed worthy of a spot in the obssessives hall of fame.