Mommy is Davening, but What Are the Kids Doing?

 Keep your kids busy (and well fed) all day so you can concentrate on the tefilah   The men and teens may be out of the house all day, but as a mom of little kids, you have a double task when Yom Kippur comes. Your kids will need you and want you, but you also want to spend quality time...

Decorate Your Own Moroccan-Inspired Sukkah

Make a cozy space that transports you to another era as you step inside the Sukkah.   Last year, up until erev Sukkot, I still didn’t know if I’d have a sukkah. My back porch is uniquely shaped, requiring a few custom cut sukkah walls at different heights and lengths. The custom sukkah we had ordered? The company didn’t know if...

What are Esther Deutsch’s Go-To Recipes When Serving Guests?

We asked Esther Deutsch what her family loves and what her fans love...and two favorites are simply perfect for Yom Tov.   BCP: What is your family's favorite recipe? Choosing one family favorite recipe is like choosing a favorite song. Mission impossible—there are too many we enjoy! Here are some of our family favorites that we never tire from: Roasted Corn and Sausage...

6 Sukkah Decorations You Can Buy Prime on Amazon

Beaded curtains for Sukkah decorations
Get inspired by these beautiful, affordable, and really pretty decorations.   What’s better than being able to decorate a beautiful sukkah? Decorating a beautiful sukkah without ever having to leave your house. Here’s unique ideas that you can order today and be hanging up asap. Beaded Curtains You can use beaded curtains along a wall, or to separate spaces and make “rooms”...

The Appetizer That You Must Prepare This Yom Tov (And You Can Do It Already Today)

We’ve been enjoying this taco-and-salsa combo all summer. But now you’re in on the secret too. Leah: This is the story of when you share a recipe with a friend and she makes it so much better. Renee: One Yom Tov, I wined and dined my in-laws for 3 days. I slaved over all kinds of desserts and appetizers, yet...

Cute and Comfy At All Ages: Pajamas for Your Teen

What sleepwear do you buy for your teen once they’ve outgrown kids’ sizes? (Psss...you can nab these for yourself too).   Pajamas. It seems like an afterthought, but everyone looks forward to getting into a comfy pair of PJs after a long day. But what do you get for your teen who has already outgrown kid’s sizes? Sure, they can...

6 Ways to Improve the Language Development of Your Toddler

6 Ways to Improve the Language Development of Your Toddler. The way you speak and interact with your child can definitely help when they’re developing their language skills. Here’s how.
The way you speak and interact with your child can definitely help when they’re developing their language skills. Here’s how. By Chaya Rosman, CCC, SLP   Speak Slowly This technique sounds too simple to work, however, its value is tremendous. Picture yourself going to a country with an unfamiliar language (for those that are not fluent in Hebrew, you experience this on any...

Opening a Bottle of Wine for Yom Tov? Ensure Your Have Clean Stemware, Every Time.

Opening a Bottle of Wine for Yom Tov? Ensure Your Have Clean Stemware, Every Time. There’s no dust allowed in these wine glasses.
There’s no dust allowed in these wine glasses.   Do you remember when, when putting away our Shavuos vases, we covered them in plastic wrap to prevent dust from accumulating inside (and saving us from lots of cleaning work). You can use the same trick on the goblets and stemware you take out for only special occasions, like Yom Tov. Simply wrap...

4 Things to Be Thinking About When the Shofar Blows

We hear the sounds, and we look down, trying to concentrate. But what should we be thinking about during tekias shofar? By Shiffy Friedman  The children are busy with their snacks and the baby has thankfully drifted off. As the shuffle on the men’s side quiets down and the ba’al tokeiah readies himself to blow the shofar, the Jewish woman’s mind...

Want to Update Your Salmon Starter for Shabbos? Let’s Try This Salmon Pinwheel (with a dipping sauce too, of course).

Want to start off a heavy Yom Tov meal with a light and pretty fish dish? Poached salmon pinwheels might be your perfect starter. Pair it up perfectly with the mustard cucumber dipping sauce.
 Yes, it takes a little bit of fuss, but if you always wanted to try making your own stock, now is a great time to try.   By Pessy Grun Want to start off a heavy Yom Tov meal with a light and pretty fish dish? Poached salmon pinwheels might be your perfect starter. Pair it up perfectly with the mustard...