How Things Change – Babies

How Things Change – Babies

My youngest is turning 11 this month. When I was pregnant with him we found out early on that he was a boy, but we kept that information to ourselves. With the first I didn’t…

Recipe: Kishke Stuffed Turkey Breast

Recipe: Kishke Stuffed Turkey Breast

I had two KOL Foods Turkey Fillets in my freezer, along with a 3 lb Kishke left over from Pesach. We don’t eat that much cholent in this house, so I needed to figure out…

For Some, Divorce is About Revenge

For Some, Divorce is About Revenge

When my ex and I were going through the divorce process, we were both focused on making it as “easy” as possible on the children. Neither one of us was out to get the other,…

This Week’s Meal Plan – Week Five

This Week’s Meal Plan – Week Five

I am slowly adding the hits to our repertoire, and the misses are falling by the wayside – it will be a while before we do tofu again. I have also invested in a bread…

Laundry Woes

Laundry Woes

Can someone please explain this to me? I do laundry twice or thrice a week. The kids all sort their own laundry and we have one of those hampers with three sections in it next…

How Do Working Parents Do It All?

How Do Working Parents Do It All?

I work from home. Thank God that I work from home because otherwise I am convinced my life would be a total shambles. With four sons, there is a lot of scheduling going on. Thankfully…

2000th Post!!

2000th Post!!

When I started writing this blog, just over 5 years ago, I had no idea that I would still be writing it in 2013, AND that people would actually want to read anything I had…

Some Housekeeping Info

Some Housekeeping Info

I am sure my regular readers have noticed some ads now appearing on the blog. Running this blog costs money – and even though I love what I do, I need to break even at…

Book Review: The Modern Menu

Book Review: The Modern Menu

I loved this book! So clean and elegant – the photography (by Andrew Zuckerman) was just stunning, and the layout was perfect. The tagline on the book is “Simple. Beautiful. Kosher” and that’s exactly what…

The Week’s Meal Plan – Week Four

The Week’s Meal Plan – Week Four

So, I am getting the hang of this, my grocery bill is much lower and there is less waste. I need to cook in smaller amounts because we still have a lot of leftovers, but…

From the Mailbag: Deciding When to Have Children

From the Mailbag: Deciding When to Have Children

When I was first married, all I wanted was to be a mom. I just wanted a baby – I had wanted kids since the time I was 12. A baby to call my own,…

Heinous or Harmless: Calling the Caterer

Heinous or Harmless: Calling the Caterer

Just got an email from a friend who is making a wedding in Toronto, with guests being bused in from Monsey. A ten-hour bus ride. The family is paying for their friends to go with…