The seudah will be done as a pot-luck with my two sisters, and I will bring challah freshly baked that day. The only thing remaining to worry about is costumes.
Here are some fun ways to dress up, make some noise and have a raucous good time at your next Purim party.
While we prepare, we can share our positive insights and how-tos, and recipes, and keep raising the happiness level all around.
Let’s face it, no matter how hard you try, sometimes a gift just misses the mark, and I confess this has happened to me more than once.
A great way to prepare for Purim, other than by stocking up on every nosh on sale, is to begin to integrate the lessons of hashgacha pratis around you.
While hibernating at home may feel like the best thing to do during the winter, there are plenty of outside activities to take advantage of, the most popular being ice skating.
You will probably all laugh at me, but number one on my packing list is an extension cord.
There is a strong sense of comfort that comes with zipping up a warm sweatshirt, and pulling on thick wool socks.
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.