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No matter what time my 5-year-old son goes to sleep at night, it’s inevitable: Come roughly 5:45-6:00 a.m., he’s up every morning like clockwork.
Case in point: The other week, we had him up…until 10:00PM after a family gathering that ran late. Since that’s a solid two hours past his typical bedtime, we figured he’d sleep in a little the following morning, but no--I’m pretty sure I heard him rustling about by 6:01. But while my son’s perpetually early wakeups used to be a major problem for me… >> Read More
Are you thinking about sleepaway camp, but not sure if you–or your child–are quite ready? Or maybe everyone in the family is totally on board but not sure which kind of camp experience might be…the right fit. Well, you’re in luck–all of the camps listed below have opportunities to provide you and your prospective camper with an introduction to camp without signing on for a full session. Some camps offer one-day experiences and open houses that give prospective campers (and their parents) a taste of camp life with camp activities,… >> Read More
I just got another evite to a bridal shower, asking me to write my favorite family recipe on an index card and bring it as a special gift from me to the bride-to-be.
It’s a nice thought, but it…raises a few challenges. 1. I don’t have any index cards. The last time I used them was in the last century, when I was writing research papers and needed to keep track of who said what so quotations could be accurately attributed. The memories are not fond, and I didn’t keep any of those… >> Read More
One of the hardest things about being a mom who works from home is the glaring lack of opportunity to do things yourself during the day. Case in point: When I had a doctor’s appointment last month…and couldn’t find anyone to watch my twin 2-year-old daughters, I had no choice but to drag them along with me and take turns holding them on my lap while my doctor went about her business. It’s this very arrangement that’s made me long for the era of going grocery shopping myself. Don’t get me… >> Read More
Imagine plucking perfectly ripe fruit from your own fig tree, or sitting down with the family for a Shabbat meal adorned with freshly picked flowers. What about wowing your Seder guests with your…very own horseradish for bitter herbs—and decorating your sukkah, or a local one, with home-grown gourds, corn stalks or other autumn produce? All this is possible by creating your own Jewish garden. A Jewish garden incorporates plants that facilitate or embellish our Jewish observance. It doesn’t have to be large or elaborate. In fact, if… >> Read More