It’s Hanukkah!

Hanukkah should be a big deal, if you have toddlers or young children. Why? Because we are all covered up in Christmas. The decorations are dazzling, the music is playing everywhere we go. It is everywhere. As a Jewish parent, Christmas was the worst time of the year because I had to explain why we…

turn Christmas decorations into Hanukkah ones…here is how.

i found the bear for Christmas, he was holding a stocking. i found the bunny for easter, he was holding a carrot (i know that a carrot isn’t religious). to make any holiday your own, just find a way to change things you see & love. Even if they are for a holiday you don’t…

I am changing how we celebrate Hanukkah.

Pretty audacious, right? well, i am tired of tiptoeing around what is right & wrong with how to celebrate Hanukkah. i grew up in Vermont with two parents, my father is Jewish & my mother converted. We grew up celebrating both Christmas & Hanukkah.¬†we got a Christmas tree. perhaps a day or two before Christmas….

decorating your pets for the holidays

1. do NOT wrap your pets in Christmas lights unless they have a sense of humor. & have no desire to chew anything up, nor leave them alone with lights. 2. If celebrating more then one holiday at a time, make sure to include both holiday decorations 3. spinning dreidels make GREAT cat toys, while…

Chanukah & Christmas? yes, both. Sorry

my x husband is Catholic, but while married, we agreed we could raise them as Jews. i always felt so very guilty for having both holiday decorations set up. But the kids LOVED it & i do not blame them, twice the fun. Now i am divorced & the kids & i celebrate Hanukkah only….