It’s easy to get excited and start hunting for the perfect shade of champagne tablecloth to match the exact color of the bridesmaid dresses, or to insist that each guest must have a wine glass, water glass and soda glass.
For about 12 seconds, I contemplated selling them on eBay, but mailing liquids sounded like an adventure that could only have an unhappy ending.
You don’t need me to tell you all this, because like me, you are getting inundated by these calls as well.
Last month, I discussed our tumuloutous family trip to Israel and the many mistakes and some smart moves we made along the way. Hopefully you can learn from our mistakes and incorporate the lessons we learned in your own family trips.
People like to say that dirt isn’t chometz, but as Rabbi Dovid Orlofsky says, if dirt isn’t chometz, how can you tell? Besides, are you really going to take apart the whole closet and then not wipe it down before you put everything back? If you’re not going to clean the mess now, when will you?
This summer, why don't we try to do better and cool off without blowing our retirement fund?
This past Lag B'Omer, we were blessed to make our first upsherin, where we celebrate our son’s first hair cut. It’s a wonderful milestone that mimics the three years that we refrain from plucking a tree’s first fruits and symbolizes the entry of the child into the world of Torah learning. It’s a clear sign to everyone; this boy is no longer a baby.
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.
"OMG, it's so cute, you're so cute, everything is so cute."
Maybe we don't have to lose that growth and unity that we have achieved, especially with the situation in Eretz Yisrael right now.
Though we spent thousands of dollars on our flights, we definitely had no intention of paying $1.05 for a luggage cart.
Shopping on AliExpress requires some planning.
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.
Glob on the sunscreen, break out the darkest chocolate you can find and let the sun shine in!
The idea of breathing new life into something you already own, using leftover bits and pieces as springboards for future projects, is probably a tendency to which I am genetically inclined
In Israel, there is a growing pushback against publications that erase women.
If either of you already has the basic kitchen, bathroom, and dining necessities, resist the urge to dump everything you have and start all over again.
Lest you think that I now have more hours to get things done, this insomnia doesn’t make me more productive.
My oldest daughter loves school. In fact, over the long holiday break, whenever her school was mentioned, she would say in a little sad...
So, can you safely take expired medications and achieve the desired results?
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.
I have worked as a nutritionist at a WIC office in Williamsburg for five years now, and combined with my observation of my children’s friends, I’ve come to a realization. Most people are no longer eating food, but rather food-like substances, and worse, they are feeding their children the same.
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.
As you clean, take advantage of the opportunity to de-clutter.
The traditional recipes she used throughout our lives brought comfort and love to both our family and strangers alike.
I think if we can be honest with ourselves, most women will admit to enjoying Pesach cleaning - and perhaps to even looking forward to it all year long.
What to do with all this time?
Looking to be a little daring?
But his third birthday was rapidly approaching, and I wanted him toilet trained before our family trip to Israel a couple of months down the line. Giving up wasn’t an option.