Explore Rosh Hashana Foods with Your Family

Apples and Honey Apples and Honey Yum! These are the most important Rosh Hashana foods. “It’s all about the sweetness; our hope that our year ahead [will] be sweet,” says Sari Laufer, Associate Rabbi at Congregation Rodeph Sholom in Manhattan. Another reason to love honey? “There’s a Jewish tradition that when a kid first starts …

Teens and Vaping: 5 Things Every Parent Needs to Know

Vaping, e-cigs, e-cigars, hookah, vape pens, and other electronic nicotine delivery systems are replacing cigarettes as the new fad for kids, teens and young adults. Since their U.S. introduction in 2007, “E-cigarette usage has doubled among middle and high school students,” according to a statement from the American Academy of Pediatrics. “Centers for Disease Control …

Top 10 Tips for Paying for College

Start at a Community College Start at a Community College Credits from community college courses are usually easily transferable, and can cost less than half of what they would cost at a four-year university. Consider having your child start classes at a community college and transfer to a four-year college or university after two years. …

10 Ways to Declutter Your Home

Start Somewhere Easy Start Somewhere Easy Empty all your kitchen cupboards. Replace everything that’s still in date that you think you’ll use. Toss out the rest. There’s little emotional attachment to groceries! Have a Garage Sale Have a Garage Sale Collect stuff from around your home you know you won’t use and turn it into …

8 Awesome Activities to Fight Cabin Fever

Not another snow day! When cabin fever sets in, it helps to have an arsenal of age-appropriate activities to keep your kids occupied (and your sanity intact!). Indoor activities When the weather is fine and you actually have some free time, stock up on dollar store items like markers, stencils, and clay. Things your kids …