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...
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Think that cooking corn is easy? It just got easier. I learned this trick years ago, when I attended a cooking demonstration by Chef Mike Gershkovich of Mike’s Bistro in Manhattan.
School’s out...and nothing keeps kids busy during downtime like a good book. We’ve got book reviews for kids…(and more for teens and adults coming...
Small, but powerful...Rebbetzin Jungreis brought the light of Judaism to thousands, including myself. By Laura Labovitz. I turned on a recorded shiur (lecture) by Rebbetzin...
You don’t need to sit and build Legos for hours to spend time together. A parent and child can still build a greater connection...
Jews ate leftovers in the desert. We’re continuing a longstanding tradition. You know the look on your kids face when they see what’s for supper...
Don’t have the relationship with your mother that you crave? You can still get it—and even nurture yourself when she’s no longer here By Shiffy...
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...
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...
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....
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...