I’m not going to be a part of history, and that’s OK. Of course, merely by living, we create history every day. Regardless of our intentions, our actions affect others and theirs affect others in…a chain reaction. What I mean, specifically, is that, after a lot of consideration, I’ve decided not to attend the Women’s March in Washington, D.C. the day after the inauguration. Like many people across the nation and the world, I was shocked, horrified, and dismayed when Donald Trump won the presidency. I thought feminism had… >> Read More
I remember when people used to not want to read the news because it was boring.
A friend of mine recently posted a question on Facebook that I thought we should bring up for general discussion…here on Kveller. She wrote, "Serious question for fellow parents of tweens/young teens: are you doing anything to shield them from the "inappropriate" aspects of the latest news? My 13-year-old reads the Times on his phone and is understandably curious about what's in the dossier. He knows he can read it himself on Buzzfeed. I… >> Read More
Finding ways to keep the kids entertained during the winter months isn’t easy. Bundling them up in winter gear can be about as much fun as wrestling an alligator. We get it.
We’ve put together…a list of events for families in Essex, Morris, Union, Sussex, and Somerset counties that will keep the kids happy and busy during these winter months—and they might even learn a little something along the way. And lots of them are free. It could even make stuffing them into jackets, boots, hats, scarves, and mittens… >> Read More
My oldest son became a bar mitzvah in November. We had a congregational Kiddush luncheon in his honor, and a small party for him and his friends that evening. Instead of having the grand blowout…party that seems to be the general expectation in my New Jersey suburb, we opted to go to Israel instead. And it was the best decision I possibly could have made, for these reasons (among others): 1. Visiting Israel is not just any trip. Sure, we could have gone to Paris, or Punta Cana, or… >> Read More
Schnitzel is a frequently requested dinner in my house. Ugh, but the frying and the mess is not my favorite thing to deal with, especially on busy weeknights.
Baking the schnitzel is much less…messy, cutting down the prep time to just about 35 minutes--a manageable task for naptime or even the craziest weeknights. Variation: For a gluten-free option, try pulsing 2-3 cups Rice Chex cereal and using instead of bread crumbs for coating. Our resident gluten-free expert warns the cereal needs a good deal of seasoning, so taste… >> Read More