Offer a book and then cook together.
Ready to shake up your annual Hanukkah fry fest, or start a new tradition?
The very next day, I knew, in my bones, something had to be done. Something had to be done to prevent my Jewish kids from taking the Polar Express straight to Christmastown this year -- or any other, for that matter.
Bring your holiday party's onion dip to the next level by adding in new flavors.
People who are exceptionally intelligent in one or more areas can be particularly difficult to choose gifts for, either because their interests are so esoteric (e.g., physics) or so focused that you are inclined to expand their horizons (e.g., no more puzzles, no more comics!).
We love all the traditions -- but we also love mixing the old with the new. With that in mind, here's a quick guide to this season's best decorating trends. After all, the last thing a celebration should be is boring.
I'm not advocating for a holiday season filled with negative thoughts. Rather, I am suggesting that we all adjust our expectations, even if ever so slightly, so that we do not place undue stress on ourselves when the seemingly big things (that are actually not so big) do not go as planned.
This holiday season, amidst all the hustle and bustle, the lists, the things to buy and wrap, the people to contact and visit... before you get lost in the overwhelm... take that moment to be in your shoes. Here are five easy ways to make your holiday season a more memorable and joyous occasion:
The holidays are coming and that means trying to one up your family members over vacation. In my family, it's a lexiconian dance off -- the loser(s) buy the wine.
Mercifully, my social network can measure my value as a human being and a woman on criteria far more worthwhile than how I look in my underwear. Like, say, my ability to hand-stitch a reindeer costume for a pinecone.
Soon it will be the first night of Chanukkah, the eight night long Jewish Festival of Lights. My husband is Jewish. I have been a Rosenberg for almost a decade now but being raised Catholic, I am not really Jewish, merely a Jew-adjacent. However, in my fake Jew-ness I have learned a couple of things about this holiday.
While the gifts you buy may sparkle under the tree, they are not necessarily the ones that have the greatest impact or the deepest meaning.
Put yourself and your needs first this holiday season. Release the stress the holidays trigger and make a commitment to truly experience your holidays this year.
'Tis the season for all of us technogeeks to raise our children (and grandchildren) in our image. This means, of course, our Hanukkah, Kwanzaa or Christmas gift list needs to be dominated by a few items geared toward geek development.
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