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Parenting

The Christmas Tradition I Kept from My Childhood

When I was a little kid, I was so excited each Christmas morning to discover presents under the tree from Santa—it said so right there on the tag! He wasn’t the only one leaving me gifts, for I also got ones from Mrs. Claus, all the reindeer, Frosty the Snowman, and many of their friends. […]

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Holiday Juggle Struggle: Celebrating Christmas and Hanukkah

In my family, the holiday juggle struggle is real. We celebrate both Christmas and Hanukkah, but that’s only half the story. Because those two holidays don’t take into account the fact that my husband, me and our two kids live hours away from both my parents and my husband’s parents. The words “Christmas” and “Hanukkah” […]

Love

How to Find Time to Connect at Christmas

I have no idea where this year went to but here we are – it’s late November and Christmas preparations have officially begun. My list of to-dos is growing at an almighty rate and my diary is filling up with highlighted events not to be missed – school activities, drama rehearsals, dance concerts and neighborhood […]

Activities

3 Classic Hanukkah Activties to do with Kids

One of the best ways for young children to begin to learn about Hanukkah (Chanukah),  is to provide them with fun, hands-on kid friendly activities, so that they will have fun learning, while playing.