A few years back I made, with my husband, perhaps my best new year’s resolution ever: that I would no longer say “I’m so tired.” Really, with three kids, constant Sisyphean house projects, a full-time job, and lots of self-generated internal anxiety (am I the only woman in the world who wakes up at 5:35 a.m. and cannot fall back […]
more about: holidays
Hanukkah—the Jewish festival of lights—begins on Saturday, December 8 after sunset, and I can’t wait. There’s nothing I love more than the simple ritual of lighting the Menorah and singing the Hanukkah blessings. Oh wait, there is one thing I love more: Eating Hanukkah jelly doughnuts—also known as sufganiyot! I usually buy my jelly doughnuts (both Tal Bagels and the […]
This past weekend I attended a one year-old birthday celebration where the hostess, and my dear friend, served hot apple cider (spiked for the adults). It was the perfect cocktail to celebrate such a special occassion, plus kick off the holiday season. Our friends at HuffPo Taste have an apple cider and spiced rum recipe that caught my attention. It requires early planning but promises a great outcome. See […]
Looking for a way to spruce up your holiday table? Trade traditional, handwritten place cards for baby photos—the more embarrassing the better!
Did you know that November is the best time to buy new PJs and slippers? Well, it is. Because retailers know that pajamas and slippers make great holiday gifts, and thus use discounts on these items to lure shoppers with well-priced sets. So, if you have a tradition of getting new pajamas for Christmas Eve/Christmas morning, now is the time […]
An artificial tree not only keeps your home free from messy pine needles, but it’s also the ideal solution for allergy sufferers and people with pets. Unfortunately, artificial trees don’t provide the nostalgia from the yuletide aroma. And who doesn’t love the smell of Christmas?