Coconut Oil: The Last Word?

Coconut oil: It's the 2016 Pesach issue that just won't quit. Three weeks ago, I shared with you a link to this year's OU Guide to Passsover. Among other things, it said in the guide that coconut oil would require a special P hechsher to be used … [Read more...]

Groupon Deals to Great Wolf Lodge – From $99/Night = Fun Getaway for Chol HaMoed

Looking for a fun getaway during Chol HaMoed that won't cost a fortune? Right now at Groupon, you can book a one-night stay at Great Wolf Lodge locations around the country for as low as $99. The Groupon deal covers: One-night stay for up … [Read more...]

…. And the Ultimate Mishloach Manot Winner Is….

Congratulations to Ru, the creator of this gorgeous mishloach manot. She is the winner of the Ultimate Mishloach Manot Contest! I walked into the Oh Nuts! store with the aim of getting a variety of dried fruits to layer in a rainbow combination. … [Read more...]

“Me Before You” Bookclub – Watch the Video on Play Back

The 2nd "meeting" of the KOAB 2016 book club is live! Today, I shared my thoughts on the book "Me Before You" by JoJo Moyes. I was "live" on Periscope for about 25 minutes, and you can watch the playback on replay for the next 24 hours. If you … [Read more...]

{Virtual} Book Club Meeting for “Me Before You” by JoJo Moyes – Wednesday at 1 pm EST

It's time for our book club meeting to discuss our February selection, Me Before You by JoJo Moyes. As you may remember, I set a goal for myself in 2016 to read at least one book per month. I publicly announced my book selections for each month and … [Read more...]

How Small Habits Can Snowball Into Big Changes

I am not a big fan of New Year's resolutions. I just never seem to stick to them, you know? This January 1st, rather than making resolutions, I decided to focus on habits. Specifically, two small habits. So small that I'm a little afraid some of … [Read more...]

Teaching Kids to Be Responsible & Do a Job Well

On Monday night, I had a mega meltdown about the state of my house. And not just the state of it -- but the fact that my children are not contributing to keeping it under control. In fact, just the opposite. As I stood in my kitchen, cleaning … [Read more...] | 20% Off Area Rugs (Ends Today)

Looking for a new area rug? Thru the end of today (2/23), you can score 20% off all area rugs at Shipping is free on orders over $25 -- or no minimum purchase if you pay with a Target REDCard. REDCard holders also save an … [Read more...]

Hunter Boots Sale | Kids Boots from $24.99, Women’s Boots from $64.99

Hunter Boots Sale WOW! Have you been hoping for a deal on Hunter boots?! Check out this sale from! I had no idea that Walmart even carried Hunter boots, but apparently they do -- and they are marked down. Sizes and styles are … [Read more...]

“Inside the O’Briens” Bookclub – Watch the Video on Play Back

Thank you so much to those of you who joined me for the first KOAB bookclub of 2016 about "Inside the O'Briens" by Lisa Genova. I know there were some glitches on Periscope for a couple of you - technical difficulties are the bane of my existence! … [Read more...]