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Sukkot is the ultimate kid-friendly holiday. It is multi-sensory, outdoors, joyful noise is encouraged, and there is even a parade! Kids get to shake the lulav, smell the etrog and have picnics in…the sukkah. On Simchat Torah it is customary to parade around with the Torahs, wave flags, and sing and dance at the top of your lungs - and did we mention that there’s usually candy? We’ve put together a list of some of the best ways to celebrate this family-friendly, harvest holiday near you. Sukkot 2018… >> Read More
The phone rang at midnight, jolting me awake. I smacked my husband in his sleep, annoyed that it was probably his office again, calling with some major network outage.
Only it wasn’t his…company; it was the local township’s police department, informing me, as a parent, that a vicious online threat had been made against our school district, and that the department was in the process of conducting its investigation. As I attempted to process that information in my groggy, already sleep-deprived state, I realized I needed much… >> Read More
As far as Jewish holidays go, Purim just about has it all. A dramatic story with kings, queens, and intrigue; costume parades; delicious three-cornered pastries and carnivals all add up to one of the…most kid-friendly and fun holidays on the Jewish calendar. There are so many fun ways to celebrate the holiday all over Middlesex and Monmouth counties, from Megillah readings and hamantaschen baking to Purim carnivals and beer tastings. So mark your calendars, prepare your costumes, and get ready to party! Purim 2018 begins the evening of Wednesday, February 28… >> Read More
As the parent of a 6-year old and 3-year-old twins, I’m certainly no stranger to snot, coughs, sneezes, and other lovely excretions that emanate from small children.
I’m also acutely aware…that littles tend to lack manners when it comes to keeping those germ-ridden emissions to themselves. And that poses a problem for pretty much every parent whose children spend their days in a school environment, because it means that, inevitably, their kids will catch some version of whatever is going around. And there’s always something… >> Read More
My 5-year-old son started kindergarten this year, and like most of the parents I know, I was nervous about it at the time. Would he like it? Would he fit in? Would he find the large school and new…routine overwhelming? Thankfully, my son took to it like a champ. From Day One on, he's come home every afternoon with nothing but good things to say about kindergarten. In fact, when I ask him about his day, his responses run the gamut from “great” to"excellent" — with “awesome” sometimes in the mix, too. It's almost like he has a… >> Read More