I polled my kids to find out what stood out in their minds, hoping that their recollections went beyond a cranky mommy who wasn’t always at her best.
The toys, bookcases and drawers in china closet are simple jobs and can be delegated to children. Have them divide the items into keep, throw out and donate.
The traditional recipes she used throughout our lives brought comfort and love to both our family and strangers alike.
As my husband reminded me as I meticulously folded bags into neat little packages over the last three months to hoard them for future use, the fact that bags will no longer be free in stores doesn’t mean that they won’t be available.
Given the subject matter, it seems appropriate for this cookbook to open with a chapter on food safety since giving your family food poisoning by feeding them spoiled ingredients is definitely something to be avoided.
For extra credit, you can bring out your vacuum and clean the coils at the bottom of the fridge. Having these coils dust free keeps your fridge running more efficiently and saves on electricity.
A coat of paint in a cheerful color or a roll or two of wallpaper can definitely inject a touch of style into your pantry.
I am of the opinion that children’s money belongs to them, and if they want to blow it on junk from the local discount store, that is their prerogative.
I would say that that oven was 45-years-old when it finally baked its last pan of brownies and was relegated to the great big kitchen in the sky.
In the spirit of taking full advantage of the desire to stay indoors during these chilly nights, let’s organize our homes so that we can find the peace of mind we deserve.
I have had more than a few people tell me that they use their phones to do just about everything except making calls.
I am a huge proponent of spending quality time with your spouse, as the benefits of strengthening your relationship are huge and long-lasting.
The list of potential sartorial mishaps goes on and on, but thankfully, there are plenty of fixes to save the day as well as steps you can take to prevent problems from ever occurring in the first place.
The best way to get them to sit down and actually do their work is by making it part of their schedule.
We are living in a society where the bar gets raised higher and higher every year, and where today's splurge becomes tomorrow's necessity.
Pick a day to start. We would love to begin on Motzaei Yom Kippur, but if your children are fasting, they might not be up to it, unless they drank coffee and are now all hyped up.
It’s coming before we know it! I’m not worried, because I’ll use some of my favorite go-to dishes such as my succulent chicken with squash recipe.
For about 12 seconds, I contemplated selling them on eBay, but mailing liquids sounded like an adventure that could only have an unhappy ending.
In general, we buy good backpacks that we expect our children to have for at least two years.
On that rare occasion that he actually gained a pound or two, my father would watch what he ate for two days and – poof! – he was back to his wedding weight again.
There were crispy stuffed baked potatoes and tantalizing veggie burgers to be made and it needed to happen immediately, if not sooner.
I would be amiss if I did not mention the old classic, chalk. There are so many ways to combine chalk with a city sidewalk.
Always look before you lock. No matter where you go, get into the habit of doing a backseat scan before hitting the lock button on your remote.
As you clean, take advantage of the opportunity to de-clutter.
In place of flowers, I love to give and receive plants. They are the gift that keeps on giving.
Twisting and turning miserably for five hours, all I could think about was how I was going to survive an upcoming trip to visit my daughter in Israel.
It is fun for the whole family, and best of all, can be done anytime and anywhere.