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An Asian Twist to an Old Classic for Chanukah

An Asian Twist to an Old Classic for Chanukah

There has been a frying fiesta going on in my house. Chanukah celebrates the miracle of just a tiny bit of oil lasting for eight whole nights. It is only appropriate to give oil a central role in this holiday. Therefore, the two¬†cardinal foods of […]

Happy Chanukah: The Five Minute Donut

Happy Chanukah: The Five Minute Donut

I had a crazy day yesterday with conference calls, meetings, a run into the city and back. I had 50 minutes to spare before I had to pick up the girls from school. We were going directly to their Great Grandmother’s house to light the […]

Wrapping Up Hannukah

Wrapping Up Hannukah

This Hannukah did not go as planned. I had such dreams and aspirations for the holiday this year, but then life got in the way. I was so sick the entire week before Hannukah and then spent last week trying to recover and make up […]

Fourth Night Menorah Tutorial

Fourth Night Menorah Tutorial

The funniest thing just happened and I just need to share. Zack picked up one of Bella’s Hebrew books and attempted to read her the story. He struggled and slogged through the first page. It was so torturous that Bella looked at him and said, […]

Chanukah Challenge and 3rd Handmade Menorah

Chanukah Challenge and 3rd Handmade Menorah

In case you missed this at the bottom of yesterday’s post… A CHALLENGE TO YOU So, I challenge you! Send me pictures of your most inventive menorahs. I gave myself 2 rules. 1) the materials needed to already be in the house, so there’s no […]

Chanukah: Handmade Menorah #2 and Giveaway Challenge

Chanukah: Handmade Menorah #2 and Giveaway Challenge

OK, so did I mention that I gave myself a ridiculous challenge this week? I decided that Bella and I should make a Menorah for each of the eight nights of Chanukah this year. The rules I set are simple: we must use only materials […]

Proof She DOES Know the Songs!!!

Proof She DOES Know the Songs!!!

She refused to participate in her school Chanukah party. But Bella knows the songs! I managed to capture her singing “I Have a Little Dreidel.” Here’s the video:

Happy Chanukah!

Happy Chanukah!

Chag Sameach to all celebrating. I have been in a bit of a tizzy this week and didn’t post yesterday. It was a long day and by the time I was done with everything that needed doing, I was too pooped to blog. So, in […]

Hannuka and the Nutcracker

Hannuka and the Nutcracker

Huh? What do Hannuka and the Nutcracker have AT ALL in common?!? Well, last night, as the first night of Hannuka gift, I took Bella to see the Nutcracker. Now, I didn’t attempt the full on New York City Ballet version for our first time. […]