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 It’s the Million Dollar Question: How Do We Get our Children to Listen to Us?

Look inside your “mom’s toolbox” and discover the secrets of cooperation. By Sarah Massry, M.S. ED   Unfortunately there is no magic answer to getting kids to listen to us. But take a peek in the toolbox. These tools are based on leading parenting experts; but more so, they’ve been tossed around a brainstorming session with some moms based on what actually...

7 Ways to Instantly Update Your Home with IKEA Finds

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These IKEA favorites look way more expensive than they are and work with almost any decor.   By Bina Gitty Gross As an interior designer, I spend a significant portion of my life reading interior design blogs, magazines, and Instagram posts. I just adore looking at pretty things, but I take issue with one thing: 99% of what you see is...

We’ve Got the Perfect Gift Idea for the Seminary-Bound Girl or the Frequent Traveler in Your Life

We’ve Got the Perfect Gift Idea for the Seminary-Bound Girl or the Frequent Traveler in Your Life. Do you pack up big bottles of toiletries every time you’re going somewhere? This may be your solution.
Do you pack up big bottles of toiletries every time you’re going somewhere? This may be your solution.   By Chantzy Weinstein Do you have a daughter going to seminary? Or do you know someone who goes away Shabbos after Shabbos or business trip after trip? This is a great gift idea for them. Use any traveling case you like....

The Ultimate Backpack Roundup (for Every Budget!)

From the steals to the latest trends...from “super cute” to “last forever”...we’ve got the backpack for every kid.   If there’s one thing that’s worth a little more investment for quality, it’s a backpack (nothing worse than a strap breaking while your child is carrying that heavy load). Quality backpacks are studier and wash well, and those things are a...

The Art Of Doing Nothing

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Before the summer slips away, make sure you devote some time to...nothing.   “Dolce far niente” is in Italian for “the sweetness of doing absolutely nothing” literal translation, according to good old Google: pleasant idleness. My translation? A perfect summer day. Leave it to the Italians and the art of doing nada. Have you noticed how scheduling purposeful nothingness is way...

Creased Tablecloth? Not in the Mood to Iron Clothes? Make-Your-Own Wrinkle Release

Creased Tablecloth? Not in the Mood to Iron Clothes? Make-Your-Own Wrinkle Release
Nope, you don’t need to get out that ironing board each time there’s a wrinkle.   By Devoiry Kalish   Fill a spray bottle with ¼ of the way with fabric softener and ¾ with water. Spritz the creases and pull the cloth. Ta-da. Bye, crease! About Devoiry: Devoiry is the stylish eye behind Noir Gifts, located in Lakewood, NJ. You can learn...

We Found the Best Fruit Pie You’ll Enjoy All Summer: Frozen Strawberry Rhubarb Crumble Pie

Because what could be better in summer than a fruit pie that’s...frozen?   I’m a huge fan of strawberry rhubarb pie. I like all the versions out there. I like it hot, I like it at room temperature (I like a slice, I like a dice—Okay, you know what I’m getting at). One day, I thought to myself that we should...

10 Things Organized Moms Do to Get Ready for the School Year

Everyone likes to start off the year on the right foot...but it’s harder to stay on that foot. Here’s how you can.   By Deena Segal Create a Homework Station This space should include a quiet space with all supplies at hand to do homework. If you can't figure out a specific place, and you do homework in a communal area, make...

 Do Your Kids Get Bored at Family Simchas?

o Your Kids Get Bored at Family Simchas? Carry toys in your diaper bag.
 It seemed obvious...so why hadn’t I ever had this idea?   At a recent family simcha, while waiting for the meal to start, my sister-in-law pulled out a huge bag with toys. Here I was, a mother of many bored kids, and I didn't think to bring along toys. I always bring along some sort of food/snack for the kid that...

10 Ways to Make Packing and Moving (and Unpacking!) Easier

It might seem overwhelming to put it all away in boxes. Make your move easier with these practical and simple tips.   By Chaya Suri Leitner   1)  Start with the Time Consuming Tasks Because when you’re up to the last few boxes, you won’t want to do it anymore. For example, polish and wrap the silver (like we do here), and wrap...