Posts tagged "Hanukkah"

Meatless Monday: The Hanukkah Latke

Meatless Monday: The Hanukkah Latke
My favorite types of foods are those that have meaning, purpose and tradition.  Every winter I smell the oil splattering throughout the kitchen, I’m reminded of Hanukkah family get togethers at my grandparents and my parent’s homes.  The places where as children we quickly shoved the latkes in our mouths, with grease dripping down our... Read more »

Inside my Joyful Hanukkah Shopping

Inside my Joyful Hanukkah Shopping
  In the half hour after yoga before preschool pick up, I naively thought I could simply pop into Toys R Us to return one item and get one Hannukah gift for each of my children. Apparently weekdays at 1:40 is a prime time to shop as the place was bustling with long return lines,... Read more »

Building a Jewish Community for My Children

Building a Jewish Community for My Children
With an inquisitive six year old comes question, all the time.   He is constantly asking questions about science, family, geography, Harry Potter and The Hunger Games.  Most of them I can easily answer, or at least use my iPhone for a quick solution that will temporarily satisfy him. Then questions come up about religion.  He... Read more »
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Searching for a Hiding Place for Holiday Gifts

Searching for a Hiding Place for Holiday Gifts
I really try to be a minimalist.  I feel overwhelmed by the amount of kids’ stuff crowding my house and honestly do not think my kids need anything.  But, my husband tells me I’m being a Scrooge and I should allow our offspring to enjoy the excitement of the holiday, like we did when we were little.  Per his... Read more »

Isn't Happy Holidays More Inclusive Than Merry Christmas?

Isn't Happy Holidays More Inclusive Than Merry Christmas?
 The day after Thanksgiving two words come out of hibernation: Merry Christmas.  I appreciate the kindness from strangers, but I don’t celebrate Christmas.  Can’t everyone say Happy Holidays; doesn’t it mean the same, yet not make others feel excluded? When driving my three year old to her friend’s house, I pointed out her beautiful Christmas tree... Read more »

Celebrating Hanukkah in a Christmas World

Tonight is the first night of Hanukkah and I nearly forgot. There wasn’t a reminder every time I walked in a store or turned on the television or computer. I was at Costco today and saw rows of Christmas decorations and not even a corner dedicated for Hanukkah.  No menorah, candles, latkes, nothing.  Since I needed wrapping paper, I... Read more »
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