Tag Archives: kids

Six Tips for Successful Car Trips with Kids

“Aaaah! She’s bothering me!!” wails my son from back seat. “He hit me!” follows instantly. “What now?” I ask. “She breathed my air!” the little one shouts back. “There’s enough air for everyone,” I answer. “Let’s play a game…” After … Continue reading

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DIY Frugal Shoebox Game: “Gogo’im”

There are 144 apricot pits in a peanut butter jar on my kitchen counter. I collected stamps, coins, and erasers. My kids collect apricot pits. The spinner craze has hit Israel, and kids around the country are spinning away with … Continue reading

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Planting and Nourishing: Food for Thought

The kitchen is the heart of most homes, including mine. Each cracker, apple, sandwich, and carrot stick is a blood cell carried in vessels of bags or pockets throughout the day until the food runs out and the someone hungry … Continue reading

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Healthier Macaroni and Cheese, 2 Methods

Since macaroni and cheese wins as the most popular meal in my house now, I try to make it as healthy as possible without it being rejected. While I’ve experimented with various add-ins, this is the basic recipe I make … Continue reading

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“Emergency” Cookies

I walked into the kitchen tonight after (unsuccessfully) trying to put the baby to sleep, and my husband announced that he and our oldest son were making a siyum. They were finishing mishnayos challah and starting orlah. The goal is to learn two … Continue reading

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Creamy, Comforting (Curried) Orange Soup

Four of the seven members of my household currently have colds, so the soup series continues. Today, I wanted to make onion soup, but based on the way my sniffling baby has been (not) sleeping, I opted for a blended … Continue reading

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Red Lentil Soup

This recipe for red lentil soup came home a few Fridays ago with my two-year-old, after she learned in gan about Yaakov and Esav. (Thanks, Morah Elisheva!) I decided to try it out yesterday because a. it was really cold … Continue reading

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Hanukkah Hacks for the Health-Conscious

No, not another baked latke recipe. I’m traditionalist, and Chanukah is the one time each year I actually fry food in oil. This week, my kids and I fried latkes one night and donuts the next, and the holiday is only … Continue reading

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Healthier Lava Cookies

My two-year-old walked up to my husband this morning, pointed to his green uniform, and asked, “Why are you wearing that?” “I’m a soldier now,” he replied. “What?!” “I’m in the army.” “What?!” I tried relating to her on her … Continue reading

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My Food Philosophy

I know what you’re thinking: Why does the internet need another food blog? Isn’t it full enough with blogs on every type of ethnic, gluten-free, vegan, everything meat, bake-everything-with-butter, chocolate living, clean eating, and any other category of  food you could … Continue reading

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