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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 […]

Happy Thanksgiving and Hanukkah!

Happy Thanksgiving and Hanukkah!

What a special day today is – a double holiday for some of us. We celebrate the festival of lights as give thanks for all that we have. There is so much for me to be thankful for, especially this year. We are fortunate to […]

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: 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 […]

Happy Hannuka! (and homemade apple sauce)

Happy Hannuka! (and homemade apple sauce)

Wishing all who are celebrating a very Happy Hannuka, Channuka, Hanukkah, Chanukkah. I have no idea how to spell it in English! Last night, I made some latkes and homemade apple sauce. The sauce is easier than you might imagine to make. Seriously! Peel an […]

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. […]