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.
Sure, Pesach might be a little labor intensive, but it brings incredible opportunities to spend quality time with your nearest and dearest...
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.