Where To Get Challah for the Jewish New Year Based on Your Personality

Jews and even many non-Jews know one of the highlights of being a member of the “tribe” is the food. One of the staples at the dinner table on the Jewish Holidays is the bread, or challah. If you’re in New York and need to pick up a challah for your gathering, here are my picks for where to go depending on your personality. No matter which you choose, your host will think you’re a mensch (translation: person with admirable qualities)!...more

What We Did For Canada Day

Thank you so much to KT and Clint for spending this extra long weekend with me! It was jammed packed with lots of fun activities and yes, lots of eating of course (but we'll save the eating for a separate post!)What We Did For Canada Day 2014Warning: Contains lots of Canadiana!...more

I don't really do normal, and that's OK

Last week, one of my coworkers asked me what our plans were for the Fourth of July weekend. And it threw me a bit off guard....more

Traveling to a Different Country? Here is a List of Mistakes You Should Not Make

Each year millions of people travel to different countries other than their native ones to explore new culture, life and scenery. With the increase of foreign tourists, international travel became comparatively easier and hassle free. Here is a list of mistakes you should avoid while traveling to a different country....more

What's the Deal With "Steak And Blow Job Day"?

When I first heard about "Steak and Blow Job Day," I cracked up laughing. My husband of seven months insisted that this "holiday," celebrated on March 14, was a day for men to be treated special. He said that I had to cook him a steak and give him a blow job to show him my appreciation. Since these were two things I did regularly, I shrugged him off; what made March 14th any different? He then asked, "Well don't you want extra special things on Valentine's Day? Don't I get you flowers all the time?" I had to admit that he had a point, so I humored him and looked online for more information because I wasn't convinced he wasn't pulling my chain. ...more
This is hilarious. What makes it extra special is that March 14th is my brother's birthday. ...more

Let's learn something: Valentine's Day Monsters are fun

When I was little, every holiday had a mascot. There were the usual suspects (Santa, Easter Bunny), and then there were the ones my mom made up. Like the one for Valentine's Day....more

A feminist holiday wish

Another holiday come and gone. I have a stress headache ...more

Alternative holiday dinners to try this New Year's: Fried chicken feast

Saved the best one for last! Though there are countless alternatives to the traditional turkey dinner, a fried chicken feast is one I would die for. It’s no secret that I’m a slave to fried chicken, so why shouldn’t I celebrate the holidays with a little greasy goodness?Fried Chicken Feast Dinner MenuAppetizers...more

Looking Forward

I cannot be the only one…who feels like they have been wrapping (and unwrapping…pun intended) this past week up for days now.  A holiday in the middle of the week, mixed with cookies and cocktails, can throw a Mama off her game.  I have offered reflections of this Christmas, our attempt to find the perfect balance in the right amount of time spent with everyone and the need to nap in order to recover ...more