Writing this blog is a labor of love. And while reciprocity is definitely not expected or required, if you did want to show a little Chanukah love – to me or any of your favorite bloggers – here are eight great ways. #1. Comment on our blogs – Comments are such a huge source of [...]
Chanukah may not be for a few more days, but I am officially done shopping! As I did last year, I thought I’d give you a run-down on what we got and how much we spent – to help encourage you that Chanukah (and other major gift giving occasions in your family) can be done [...]
My family is a big fan of the LeapFrog brand. From the fridge magnets and Letter Factory videos to the Explorer personal game system, my kids have used, loved and learned from these toys for the last eight years. I have consistently found that LeapFrog’s toys are not only educational AND entertaining, but they are [...]
Reading through your answers about favorite Chanukah foods on my “A Great Miracle Happened There” giveaway post has me very excited for some yummy Chanukah foods. (Though, truthfully, it’s not too hard to get me pumped up for fried foods!) While I love any latke that someone else makes (when I make them, I feel [...]
Gabrielle Mizrachi-Mallin designs three-dimensional Judaic art creations, inspired by Jewish rituals, symbols and traditions. I got to meet Gabrielle recently at the Bar Mitzvah of the son of good friends in Kansas City. In one of those “it’s a small world” moments, it turns out Gabrielle is my friends’ cousin. And she just so happens [...]
Chanukah is almost here – can you believe it?! And even though we usually keep our celebrations pretty low-key at our home, I am certainly not averse to spoiling my readers a little bit! So I’ve put together a number of special giveaways, which I’ll be rolling out over the next several weeks. Today marks [...]
Remember the FREE Jewels of Elul Music Sampler? Now Amazon is offering us a FREE Craig Taubman & Friend Hanukkah Music Sampler. You will need to download each song individually, which admittedly is a bit of a pain – but since it’s free, I’m not gonna complain! Download your FREE Hanukkah music.
The last candle of Chanukah has been lit, and the dreidle has spun its last shin. But before I pack up our chanukiot, I thought I’d take a moment to count our gelt — or rather, how much gelt we spent on gifts. As a rule, our Chanukah celebrations are modest — both because that’s [...]