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Fighting The Battle Of The Bulge: The Yom Tov Edition

I can't guarantee that I will get through the yomim tovim at exactly the same weight I started at, but I am certainly going to try.

Preparing Your Child For A Successful School Year

The number one way to avoid many of the typical challenges that could delay a child’s success and growth in the coming years is by utilizing a well-thought out routine.

Got Guests?

The kids are coming! The kids are coming!

How To Pack Like A Pro

Though we spent thousands of dollars on our flights, we definitely had no intention of paying $1.05 for a luggage cart.

Obsessive And Proud

As the chat pinged back and forth, a few suggestions arose that seemed worthy of a spot in the obssessives hall of fame.

How To Travel With Children

Either bring blankets from home or get from the flight attendants. Bring sweatshirts for added coziness as the blankets are sure to fall off.

Summer Food Fun

Somehow, no matter how you choose to spend your down time, food always manages to factor into the equation.

How To Paint A Room

If done properly, painting a room can be done in just a few hours with minimal cleanup. The key is, of course, preparation.

The Search

Holding my coat up to the light after I dried off, I could see through it, a clear sign that the waterproofing had started to flake off. The writing was on the wall: it was time to go shopping.

Fun In The Sun

While officially sunglasses are to offer our eyes important UV protection, in reality our shades are a fun fashion statement.

How To Make Chol HaMoed Easier

What to do with all this time?

Lotsa Matzah

So what to do with all that crunchy stuff?

How To Get Enough Sleep

But how to get sleep when you just can’t relax enough or find yourself waking up at random times during the night?

Think Inside The Box

It's nice to step back and appreciate the mitzvah in a fresh and minimalist way.

Mishloach Manos: Out Of Control

Another thing that really makes me nuts is when mishloach manos comes arranged in a lovely bowl or container, which then gets totally destroyed when you try to remove its contents.

How To Watch Someone Else’s Children

However, as soon as the tickets are booked, the next big question is: who can watch the children?

Busting Burglaries

What do your house keys and your cell phone have in common?

How To Get Through Homework

In my house, I like to give my children a chance to unwind and eat dinner before homework.

Great Kitchen Stuff

We want the gadgets to do the hard work for us, preferably with minimal cleanup time.

How To Make The Most Of Your Winter Vacation

In short, going on vacation is something that we should be doing more often.

Something Sweet: Simply Spectacular

A quick look at margarine-less chocolate chip cookies offers a good look at what Pascal and Overtime Cook are all about.

How To Give The Best Present Ever!

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.

In The Dark And Loving It

What is it about the lengthy darkness that calls to me?

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