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The MRF – Hillburn, NY

10 Shevat 5774 – January 10, 2014
The Recycling Plant in Hillburn, NY, also known as an MRF, Materials Recovery Facility, offers an extensive education on the importance of recycling, as well as exciting activities related to recycling for children to enjoy.

You’re On Your Own

This week we deal with questions from people who, one way or another, are on their own. And as usual, we don’t really help them.

Breaking Free

6 Shevat 5774 – January 7, 2014
In the dim lights of the auditorium, the outfit screamed of loudness, and I felt different.

Face-Less

6 Shevat 5774 – January 6, 2014
My first cell phone was given to me by a son who doesn’t live near us. He was tired of trying to reach me on our landline. He felt it was wrong for me not to be able to be accessible to my family, and I must admit that he was right.

Travel With Alternative Vehicles

Talk to people who own hybrid cars and they will happily gloat about how infrequently they fill up their tank or how many miles they get to the gallon. Chat with owners of electric cars and they will wax enthusiastically about how often they go to the gas station. Just so you know: they don’t. Ever.

Your Staycation: A Top Ten List

25 Tevet 5774 – December 27, 2013
Ahh, Winter Break. Those glorious ten days each year when the kids have vacation and hopefully, you do too. Heading off to Florida sounds pretty amazing right about now, huh? What? You're not going anywhere? Staying home? Yeah, that was us – every single year.* Affording a warm-weather vacation with a bunch of kids is pretty much out of the question for many families and this year is no exception. So instead of taking a vacation, plan a staycation.

Tales of An Overtime Cook: Miriam Pascal

18 Tevet 5774 – December 20, 2013
Welcome to Food Talk, a new feature that will highlight food bloggers, those enterprising souls who always seem to come up with something new, creative and most importantly, delicious. If you are anything like me, many of the recipes you make are the ones that magically show up in your inbox one morning and if you get lucky, these new dishes fast become family favorites.

Out To Lupper

11 Tevet 5774 – December 13, 2013
Dear Mordechai, What is the origin of the custom to eat Seudah Shlishis in shul? Mizmor L’David

Once Upon A Washer

4 Tevet 5774 – December 6, 2013
Is anyone else alarmed by the way extended warranties are sold on just about anything and everything? It means one of two things – either someone has found a great way of getting consumers to part with more of their hard earned dollars or manufacturers have no faith in their own products. Neither of those options is particularly heartwarming.

The UnLatkes

27 Kislev 5774 – November 29, 2013
It’s not Chanukah without latkes! That’s true; but don’t make the same boring latkes this year. Go for something healthier, more vibrant, and flavorful.

Menorah Contest

Each year at our family Chanukah party, we try to introduce a new activity, to keep things fun and exciting for the children and adults alike. Last year’s addition – a huge hit – was a menorah-making contest.

Gush Etzion

Honestly, it would be hard to choose the one area that could win the title “the most dramatic site” in Eretz Yisrael. However, one strong candidate has to be Gush Etzion.

Third Time’s The Charm

13 Kislev 5774 – November 15, 2013
There is nothing like cracking open a fresh new cookbook, the pages still pristine and crisp and wondering what surprises are about to jump off the pages and leap onto your serving platters as they wait to be carried to your table and devoured.

All The Way With Jack’s Gourmet

9 Kislev 5774 – November 11, 2013
One of the reasons for the popularity of Jack's Gourmet Sausages, which are available at local stores coast to coast as well as in Costco warehouse locations, is the fact that they actually taste like their non-kosher counterparts.

Fall Tree Cookie

6 Kislev 5774 – November 8, 2013
As we are surrounded by fall’s beautiful foliage outside, how about bringing some color, creativity and fun indoors as well. This activity is perfect for a long Sunday afternoon – you won’t be“leaf” how much your children will enjoy creating these “tree”ts.

Asking For A Fight

This week we deal with Chanukah presents and the kids who probably don’t deserve them:

Gifting Made Easy

29 Heshvan 5774 – November 1, 2013
This year, given that the biggest shopping day of the year actually falls out on the second day of Chaunkah, it depends on timing.

Super-Charged Foods

15 Heshvan 5774 – October 18, 2013
Supercharged foods – a term you might have heard bandied about, but what are they? A simple definition would be any food that is unprocessed, whole and nutrient rich. Below are some suggestions of supercharged foods to add to your diet.

Late To The Party

8 Heshvan 5774 – October 11, 2013
Yom Tov is no longer upon us, for a change, so now it’s time to get to the things we promised we’d do after it was over. I mean besides dieting. Maybe we’ll do that after the next Yom Tov.

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