A Hanukkah primer for the blessings over the candles Hanukkah is one of the most festive Jewish holidays, filled with joyous traditions, gifts, games and delicious foods like potato latkes, donuts and chocolate coins. What’s not to like? The Hanukkah story in a nutshell: Hanukkah is known as the Festival of Lights because its central ritual is the lighting of the … [Read more...] about How to Recite the Three Hanukkah Blessings
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Fresh vegetables straight from your garden taste better than store-purchased produce and they retain more nutrients going straight from the vine to your plate. A backyard vegetable garden also benefits your food budget because you won't need to purchase as much from the supermarket. The garden makes an entertaining and educational family activity from spring through … [Read more...] about Basics of Vegetable Gardening
I know that it’s hard to think about all the disasters which could happen: power outages, blizzards, hurricanes, tornadoes, flooding, earthquakes…. But, if there is anything we can learn from the COVID-19 pandemic, it is that disasters can happen to anyone, anytime. Instead of getting stressed by dwelling on all the possible disasters, it’s better to get prepared. … [Read more...] about The Complete Family Emergency Kit Checklist
It's that time of year for shopping! If you need some ideas for what to buy your adult friends and family, we've got you covered. And remember, buying yourself a holiday gift isn't a bad idea - you deserve it! FOR MOMS For those who crave relaxation, the Luxury Citrus Spa Trunk is filled with all the spa essentials anyone could want. Open the rustic wooden box and you are … [Read more...] about Holiday Gift Guide 2018 For Moms and Dads
Last weekend my kids had a sleepover at my sister Melissa’s house. Apparently when they were going to sleep, Nora asked if she could sleep in Melissa’s bed with her. Then she shared this gem with everyone: “My mom let me sleep in her bed one time when I threw up on my pillow twice.” Then Alex added: “And I slept with my mom once after I ate a peanut and almost … [Read more...] about Accidental Co-Sleeping: How to Get the Kids Out of Your Bed?