Archive for March 2013

Do your children keep kosher for Passover?

Do your children keep kosher for Passover?
Now that we are about halfway through the week of Pesach, I’ve realized that our kids are at the age that maybe they should begin to keep Passover, something my husband and I never had fully discussed before. Kveller.com sums up the basics of what this entails. “According to tradition, the Israelites left Egypt in... Read more »

My opinion keeps my son from being a Boy Scout

My opinion keeps my son from being a Boy Scout
Apparently there is a Girl Scouts or Brownies troop at my boy’s after school program, but no Boy Scouts or Cub Scouts.  He has repeatedly shared that he wants to be a Boy Scout.  My initial thought is that the group would teach my son necessary survival skills and camaraderie. For over 100 years, The... Read more »

Carrot, Quinoa and Pistacho Salad for Meatless Monday and Passover

Carrot, Quinoa and Pistacho Salad for Meatless Monday and Passover
Not only is quinoa a superfood, it is also Kosher for Passover.  I will be bringing this light and colorful salad to our family’s Passover Seder tonight.  The spring-influenced salad would also be a nice side dish for Easter. Quinoa, pronounced keenwa, has a very high protein content and contains amino acids, which can ward... Read more »
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Lululemon's stock drops as sheer pants are recalled

Lululemon's stock drops as sheer pants are recalled
I have no shame in my love affair with Lululemon.  Although the price tag is steep, I still have and wear my first pair I was gifted 7 years ago.  The pants are flattering, comfortable and versatile.  The company has been rapidly growing, as the recognizable logo appears to be a uniform in most yoga... Read more »

Deviled eggs: A fun cooking introduction for kids

Deviled eggs: A fun cooking introduction for kids
My son has been nagging me to randomly make deviled eggs for a while now.  I never have a taste for them and considered them a fatty mayonnaise -laden appetizer of the ’90s.  Today when he asked, I surprised even myself when I said yes. This is the second time this week I’ve instinctively said... Read more »

March is MS Awareness Month

March is MS Awareness Month
Six months ago I would not have clicked on that headline to read about multiple sclerosis. Last summer if you asked me what MS was I think I would have told you it is a bad disease where victims can’t walk.  In honor of MS Awareness Month, I will provide you with some of the... Read more »
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Sriracha White Bean Dip eaten by the whole family

I had planned to make the meal professed as “The Best Coconut Soup Ever” for Meatless Monday this week.  I bought all the unusual ingredients at an ethnic market and then when it came time to make it, I just wasn’t in the mood for a heavy soup.  Also, I did not want to go back to... Read more »

Therapists weigh in on how to tell a child their mom is sick

Therapists weigh in on how to tell a child their mom is sick
I’ve been struggling to figure out where my kids belong in this multiple sclerosis roller coaster we have been put on.  As I mentioned in my last post, a karmic email ended in my inbox asking if I had any questions for Individual and Family Connection.  Abbie Kelley and Julianne Neely are two Chicago based... Read more »

Mama, are you going to die?

Mama, are you going to die?
“Mama, JK Rowling’s mom had MS.” “That’s cool! You and JK Rowling have something in common.” I answered not knowing that when I purchased the biography of the Harry Potter author for my Hogwarts obsessed son. “Her mom died.” My heart literally was taken from my chest and thrown on the crumb-filled kitchen floor.  As... Read more »
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Vegan cheese: worth it or worthless?

Vegan cheese: worth it or worthless?
March marks five months of dairy free eating.  For the most part I would consider it easy.  It is surprising how much eating habits can adapt to restrictions with time.  Even my cheese loving husband has consumed many dairy free meals and agrees there are little benefits for including dairy in his diet.  The kids,... Read more »
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